Originally Posted by RoosyRooster
Is linking Paypal to my bank account safe I don't want to take any risks with my money? I'm looking to buy a pair of headphones from Head-Fi but I'm not sure which method of sending and receiving money is best.
I have used Paypal almost ever since it existed. I never had any problems. I never heard of anyone having actual problems, except sellers who use the service. And it does add an extra layer of protection. This includes the resolving of disputes. But like you, I was a little concerned about having Paypal keep my banking information. However, I had the bank create an extra account for me which is the one I use for Paypal. Problem solved.
PS: For that matter, taking the right precautions, I have never had any problems with any purchase on the Internet. This goes way back to the infancy of the Internet, before Internet stores, before EBay, even before one of the first commercial services on the Internet, AOL. You just have to buy smart.
Edited by r010159 - 2/27/14 at 11:20am