Payment apps make it easy to refund friends, pay a restaurant bill, or order something online. There is also a health benefit, as you do not have to handle credit cards, ATMs or cash.
While convenient, payment apps come with risks. There are good and bad ways to use them safely. Tap or click here for our tips on locking these apps.
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Here is the background
The Dark Web has long been a haven for stolen credit card information. But a study by cybersecurity firm Comparitech shows that credit card prices have fallen by 27% this year, while the prices of PayPal accounts have risen by 194%..
The average price of a physical cloned buy credit card is $171, or $0.0575 per dollar of credit limits. The study showed that the average price of a hacked PayPal account or balance transfer in all markets is $197, or 9.2 cents per dollar on the account balance (which carried an average balance of $2,133.61).
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The price per dollar of PayPal accounts is almost double the price/credit limit ratio on physical credit cards. The price of PayPal changes depending on the type of account. Individual accounts were at the bottom of the scale, going all the way to Premier accounts and supplementing Business accounts.
Once they've stolen your credentials, scammers can sell them to a buyer who just has to log in and do whatever they want with the account. The seller can also transfer money directly to the buyer's account.
If a stolen PayPal account is connected to a bank or buy credit card, a rogue seller can transfer money from these sources. They can even use the account's contact list to request money or make a purchase.
How to protect your PayPal and other accounts
Between data breaches, malware, and other forms of cyberattacks, your online accounts can't be 100% secure at all times. But you can take steps to minimize the risks. Here's how:
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