PayPal identity theft does occur. By knowing how thieves work to get your PayPal account information, you can easily keep your PayPal account protected from identity theft. Typically PayPal thieves use phishing tactics to victimize consumers, because these are the most deceptively effective tactics available to them.
They can create realistic-looking emails which appear to be from PayPal; but you can learn to spot the signs of identity theft within them. If you receive an email asking you to click on a link to verify your PayPal account or confirm your PayPal purchases, don’t click. The thing to do is to contact the PayPal team directly to determine if the email really originated from them.
Next, to keep your PayPal account’s privacy, you should keep your password and username safe and private at all costs. Never allow anyone to access it on your behalf, because they may not be as diligent as you in protecting your personal information.