And Here’s Another PayPal Phishing Scam You’ll Want to Avoid

The holidays are upon us, and so it is to remind ourselves once again of just how much cyber criminals enjoy playing on the very fears of consumer fraud they elicit. If the last thing you want interrupting your time with friends and loved ones is a slew of fraudulent bank charges, you’ll need to keep your wits about you. Read More >>

PayPal Beats Up on Sad Sack Pandora Over New Logo

PayPal sued Pandora on Friday, claiming that the struggling music streaming service ripped off its distinctive blue logo in the hopes of piggybacking on PayPal’s popularity. PayPal savagely disses Pandora’s business model in its complaint, basically claiming that Pandora’s user base is faltering so much that it has to trick PayPal’s customers into accidentally clicking on the streaming app. Read More >>

PSA: Charitable Donations Through PayPal May Never Reach Your Charity of Choice

If you’ve ever donated to a charity through PayPal’s fundraising platform, be warned: A lawsuit filed yesterday alleges that money given through Paypal’s Giving Fund may never actually reach the intended recipients. Read More >>

Why You Should Care if Apple Pay Comes to Websites

A report in Recode suggests that Apple is planning to bring Apple Pay to websites later this year, which will let you buy stuff online with your iPhone. An incremental change to a marginally popular payment service doesn’t sound exciting, but it’s arguably the biggest payment move Apple has ever made. Read More >>

Paypal Turns to Bitcoin Expert to Future-Proof Itself

A man described as being a "bitcoin entrepreneur" has joined Paypal, with the traditional money-shifting business inviting Wences Casares to pull up a chair at its board table. Read More >>

Don’t Buy Any Games Until the Steam Christmas Sale Starts Next Week

PayPal has accidentally revealed that the Steam winter sale will kick off on December 22nd, so if there are any games you really want to buy, chances are you’ll get a lovely discount if you hold off a few more days. In an email sent to customers this week, the company revealed that the bargain-fest will start on Tuesday. The sale itself doesn’t come as a surprise, but it’s nice to be able to put a date in the calendar. [Ubergizmo] Read More >>

Apple’s 0% Finance Deal Could Seriously Help You With Your Christmas Shopping

Fancy picking up a shiny new iPhone 6S or MacBook ahead of Christmas? As long as you buy something that costs at least £99 from the Apple Store, you can pay in monthly instalments with 0% interest. It’s not quite a knockout Black Friday deal, but it could come in seriously handy over the expensive festive period. Move fast though, as the offer expires on 5 January. Read More >>

PayPal’s Two-Hour Outage Could Have Cost Millions of Pounds

Despite some slightly questionable practices, PayPal continues to be the best (or only) way for millions of online businesses to take your money. So, an outage, even just a few hours long, can cost millions. Read More >>

Paypal Wants “Paypal Dot Me” to Become a Catchphrase

Paypal wants to "overcome the awkwardness of asking to be paid back" when you lend someone money or split a bill, by creating a link-sharing scheme tied into a personalised domain that lets you ask anyone with outstanding debts to click on a link -- as they would a link to a funny video of a dog -- and send you money. Read More >>

PayPal’s Shady New User Agreement Opts You Into Robocalls

PayPal, a company that specialises in online payments and screwing over its customers, has a new user agreement. Headlining the changes is a new provision that will let PayPal bombard your phone lines with robocalls — and there’s no opt-out. It’s put up, or get lost. Read More >>

PayPal Has to Pay £16 Million for Being Dodgy as Hell

After US financial authorities filed a complaint against PayPal yesterday, the company quickly agreed to refund $15 million (£9.6m) to customers it ripped off over the past few years. Read More >>

PayPal Wants Your Next Password to be a Stomach Implant

We're always hearing about new innovative tech that will eventually help kill off the password, and now PayPal getting in on theat action. It's supposedly working on identification devices that are designed to be ingested, injected, and embedded into the human body. Read More >>

Apple Now Accepts PayPal Payments

The Apple Store will now let you buy stuff online with PayPal in the US and the UK. Along with the new payment option, Apple is also promoting PayPal Credit, which lets you pay for that shiny new MacBook in interest-free monthly instalments, rather than having to sell a kidney upfront. [re/code] Read More >>