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PayPal launches Facebook app, send friends money

By Rick
Nov 18, 2011
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  1. Mega online payment provider, Paypal, has conjured up a Facebook application which allows Facebook users to send money to their friends. As long as the funds come directly from your…

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  2. treetops

    treetops TS Evangelist Posts: 1,708   +62

    All you need to know is someones email to send em money.
     
  3. Win7Dev

    Win7Dev TS Booster Posts: 375   +43

    Hence why you can do this on facebook now. Facebook has your email address, so paypal can send money to this address.
     
  4. treetops

    treetops TS Evangelist Posts: 1,708   +62

    I don't know I just think its kind of pointless when I can just use someone email address on paypal. Besides facebook gets hacked a lot I wouldn't trust it.
     
  5. surveydibayar

    surveydibayar TS Rookie

    it's true that I won't be using facebook apps, especially when money is involved...
    I've heard countless accounts being hacked. Some of you might even know about the fire sheep?

    yeah...
    I prefer to keep my paypal account and facebook account separate, never once I ever think of joining them both. I even keep different password for both of them
     
  6. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TechSpot Paladin Posts: 6,242   +1,549

    That was my very first thought when I saw the thread title.

    I guess the real question is how secure Pay-pal is?
     
  7. yorro

    yorro TS Enthusiast Posts: 246

    Its not that Paypal is secure, its the users who has the problem.
     
  8. AnonymousSurfer

    AnonymousSurfer TS Maniac Posts: 331   +18

    I don't think anyone is interested in putting their money in a website that got hacked and had pornography and animal abuse on it, while they can't figure out why it got hacked. Instead of releasing a way to trade money over this Wild wild west, why don't they try and put some order in it first? I think they are starting to get ahead of themselves.
     
  9. PayPal offers this service and has for a few years directly thru Paypal. It is nothing new. You cant just use a friends email to send money. You have to have the email and password of the paypal account that is sending the money. You have to log in first.

    You can send directly to a friend simply by sending it to their email address. So I if you already have a friends info you cant be daft enough to send money from his account to a Facebook user. They will track it and do this on every purchase.

    Facebook is not a very secure site. However PayPal is. Doesnt mean it cant be hacked. If you want to send money log out of Faceook and close your browser. Then Log into Paypal and send it to your friend directly.
     


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