I want to put this out here for those of you that might not be aware of something I discovered
by accident a few days ago while making an online purchase.
for this online purchase there was a button to pay with PAYPAL which I do quite often as I have a Paypal Account.
I want to make a very strong point here.
when ever I shop or pay bills online I always open a separate window to do so and close it;
REMEMBERING to always sign out
and reopen another one for each of these things I deal with.
So getting back to what I discovered was after that purchase I had to go to Paypal for something and it SHOCKED me that I did not have to log in.
What I am assuming is that when you click that Paypal button you go thru all the whatever and sign into your Paypal Account to make that purchase BUT it never signs you out.
THAT MEANS your Paypal Account is floating OPEN on the internet.
when you make these online purchase and are done with them
IMMEDIATELY go open your paypal account and close it for privacy reasons.
This morning I woke up to 3- emails telling me that there were 3- debit card purchases
made from my Paypal account while I slept.
the account was drained of almost $1,500.00.
yes it was turned over to the fraud dept.
I don't feel the two things are connected but you never know.
There was a reason I discovered that the Paypal account was still open after purchases.
Please just be aware of this.