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milan
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Payment

How do you verify that a payment is authorized?

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Re: Payment

Hi milan,

 

Welcome to the community! :smileyhappy:

 

I'm assuming that you are trying to verify that a payment you received is authorized and not a payment you sent?

 

The PayPal security system is designed to prevent as many unauthorized payments as possible but there is always a chance that a payment sent could have been sent using a stolen credit card, stolen bank or unauthorized use of a PayPal account.

 

I've pasted our selling tips below from our seller protection page.  You can learn more about seller protection here:

 

PayPal Seller Protection

 

From the Safer Selling Tips section on that page:

 


Unusual Requests and Actions

Always be wary of odd behavior, as it could be an indication of problems to come.

Examples include:

  • People willing to pay any price for a rush delivery
  • Buyers who offer to use their own shipping labels
  • Partial payments sent from multiple PayPal accounts
  • Payments not received in full
  • Payments sent piecemeal from the same PayPal account
  • Invoices sent from unfamiliar businesses

Rare or Expensive Items

It's a good idea to be a little more careful when selling items of high value, especially if the payment is coming from another country. See if your buyer is Verified or has a confirmed address, and find out if PayPal Seller Protection covers your transaction in advance.


 

The PayPal Seller Protection page has a lot of other great information as well.  I also suggest reviewing  Seller Protection Guide to learn about Seller Protection eligibility.

 

I hope this helps! :smileyhappy:

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