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paypal security

Discussion in 'Business & Tax Advice' started by fhassan, Aug 30, 2011.

  1. fhassan

    fhassan Junior Member

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    I am going start my very 1st ecommerce site with paypal payment gateway. This is the 1st time i'm not selling via any 3rd party site but from my very own site with my verified paypal account.

    What about the security of paypal payment.as we can get order from a totally anonymous/unknown person. How to prevent refund or any other frauds?
     
  2. fhassan

    fhassan Junior Member

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    whats up buddies..please help with the issue
     
  3. idontownablackhat

    idontownablackhat Newbie

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    paypal have good fraud systems in place, also read seller protection information

    https://www.paypal-marketing.co.uk/safetyadvice/SellerProtectionOffEbay.htm

    Personally i would not ship to anyone who doesnt have a confirmed shipping address
     
  4. remac22

    remac22 Newbie

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    If you're dealing with really expensive items and people in foreign countries, what we've done in the past is have someone scan in their ID as well as a recent bank statement with their name and address on it.

    That way, if they have a stolen CC, there's little chance they'll also have a stolen bank statement :)

    Other than that, you can pay extra for Paypal's fraud filters, which are somewhat helpful but they can give red flags on just about anything so you have to get used to using it for a while.

    Most orders online are not fraudulent though, after you get burned a few times then you should take a look at it, but I'd worry more about just getting your sales going strong.
     
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  5. bradsteves

    bradsteves Registered Member

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    PayPal's fraud system is indeed top notch. Probably stronger than many credit card companies.

    Are you shipping goods or selling a digital product? Fraud rates in general are radically different between those tiers.
     
  6. fhassan

    fhassan Junior Member

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    I'll sell online services that mean digital products..
     
  7. eBayMafia

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    Do you mean you will be using PayFlow along with a merchant, or just using a PayPal Business account?