How to lock your PayPal account

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How to lock your PayPal account

If you use PayPal, you probably already know that you can use it to send and receive money, make purchases online, and even get cash from ATMs.

Moreover, you can lock your debit or credit card using your PayPal account.

A great strategy to safeguard your account from fraud and theft is to lock your PayPal card.

No one will be able to use your card to make purchases from your account or withdraw cash after you lock it.

Although you will initially need to activate your card, you can still use it to transfer money to friends and family and make transactions online.

How to lock your PayPal card

  1. Log into your account.
  2. To change settings, click the gear symbol.
  3. Click “Security”
  4. In the “Security Preferences,” select “Block Payments.”
  5. Then select “Lock your card.”
  6. Once you’ve entered your PayPal password, select “Lock Card.”

Your PayPal card is now locked!

Can I Disable My Paypal Card?

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Illustration on how to disable my Paypal card

Call (844) 373-4961 or the number on the back of the card if you want to cancel your PayPal Credit Card.

Any outstanding amounts on your account should be settled before you terminate it.

You might want to think about canceling your account if you no longer want to use PayPal.

If you want to remove your last card, you must first add another card or bank account because a payment method must be active at all times.

1. Follow the steps below

  • Go to the menu bar at the top of the screen and choose “Wallet” to access it.
  • On the left side of your screen will be displayed the card you wish to erase.
  • Click to delete.


Your credit report may be negatively impacted if you close your PayPal credit account because it will be reported to three major credit bureaus.

How To Delete Your Paypal Account

Take a snapshot of your transactions and transfer your money if you decide to close your PayPal account.

If you need to establish the validity of a purchase or if there is a disagreement regarding it, this information could be very helpful.

How To Lock Paypal Account

Go to the Resolution Center and choose “Locked account” to lock your PayPal account.

After providing the necessary details, click “Submit.”