kwackers wrote:Tangled Metal wrote:Perhaps I'm a distrusting type but giving PayPal my card details to store is a worse option than having to enter the details each time.
How can that be true?
Paypal have a business built on trust. Web stores on the other hand - how do you know they destroy that data? Sure the bigger ones have an incentive to garner your trust but is that true for every one of the millions of stores on the web?
When people have dodgy transactions on their cards it's a given their card was skimmed either by a website or physically in a location. IMO Paypal is very much less of a gamble than pretty much anywhere else.
The last couple of times I've travelled, I've had dodgy transactions turn up on my card afterwards. Both times my bank noticed & called me. I'm sure that someone picked up my card number from an airport or train station. Or maybe worked in one of the shops. I think airports are often targets because people who travel are less likely to notice international transactions.
It's the third time I've been targetted by that type of fraud. On the other hand, I've been using PayPal for years (more than 15), and never had any trouble. I don't like that they charge fees for it, so I generally avoid using them, especially if it will cost me anything to do so, but I'm sure that it is more secure than many other methods.