Comments on: Online Shopping and a Phishing Pheeding Phrenzy [3] News, Views, and Insight from the ESET Security Community Mon, 03 Feb 2014 08:49:00 +0000 hourly 1 By: Vicki Sun, 04 Nov 2012 08:44:13 +0000 Pay Pal claims to be safe, but 3 years ago someone tried to buy a $2,800.00 (US) computer through my Pay Pal checking account.  I called Pay Pal and was put on hold for 45 minutes and once I finally got through, the customer service rep refused to stop the transactions from going through my checking account and he acted like it was no big deal.  Had my paycheck been automatically desposited before the transaction, I would have been out all that money and some thief would have had a very nice computer.  As it was, I got stuck with two NSF fees because Washington Mutual refused to credit all but one of the $27.00 charges.  So, remember folks, Pay Pal is not "bulletproof" and they don't care if you are scammed, or not.  The only thing Pay Pal did was to forewarn me that my account had been compromised and that was it.  I have never used Pay Pal ever again.