Post Reply How Do i switch my payment method to paypal?
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I have been seeing the number of people who have been hacked and, first of all, would like to know if paypal is more secure, and second, how to switch my payment method to it
Der Zoodirektor
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You are safe as long as you use your passwords sanely. Different site, different password - in particular for anything that involves money in some way or the other. Our site was never compromised - the users affected either re-used their passwords in too many places or in some rare cases had trojans on their systems.

Otherwise, to switch to Paypal, switch off your automatic renewal. Once the current membership times out, you can just make a new subscription via Paypal.
Paypal gives you more control over your transactions than a credit card.
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Joedoggz94 wrote:

I have been seeing the number of people who have been hacked and, first of all, would like to know if paypal is more secure, and second, how to switch my payment method to it

I would say PayPal is more secure, as someone would have to not only have your CR password (as they would with a credit card on file), but also your PayPal e-mail address and password, in order to initiate any transactions. You can also enable second factor authentication with PayPal using your smartphone.

With PayPal, you can also disable recurring charges at the PayPal end, should that be necessary.

As you might have guessed by now, I use PayPal to pay for my CR sub.

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Joedoggz94 wrote:

I have been seeing the number of people who have been hacked and, first of all, would like to know if paypal is more secure, and second, how to switch my payment method to it


I use PAY PAL too ! BTW I have a debit card where I put in small amounts and they wont release no money if it's not there ! Just a suggestion!
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shinryou wrote:

You are safe as long as you use your passwords sanely. Different site, different password - in particular for anything that involves money in some way or the other. Our site was never compromised - the users affected either re-used their passwords in too many places or in some rare cases had trojans on their systems.

Otherwise, to switch to Paypal, switch off your automatic renewal. Once the current membership times out, you can just make a new subscription via Paypal.
Paypal gives you more control over your transactions than a credit card.


Okay awesome. Thanks. Am I also able to make store purchases via PayPal?
Der Zoodirektor
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No problem.

Yes, you can use the store, too.
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