Violation Tracker Parent Company Summary

Parent Company Name: 
PayPal Holdings
Ownership Structure: 
publicly traded (ticker symbol PYPL)
Headquartered in: 
Major Industry: 
financial services
Specific Industry: 
online payments
Penalty total since 2000: 
Number of records: 
Top 5 Offense Groups (Groups Defined)Penalty TotalNumber of Records
consumer-protection-related offenses$27,259,5007
financial offenses$7,658,3001
Top 5 Primary Offense TypesPenalty TotalNumber of Records
consumer protection violation$27,084,5006
economic sanction violation$7,658,3001
privacy violation$175,0001

Parent-subsidiary linkages are based on relationships current as of the latest revision listed in the Update Log, which may vary from what was the case when a violation occurred. The penalty totals are adjusted to account for the fact that the individual entries below may include both agency records and settlement announcements for the same case; or else a penalty covering multiple locations may be listed in the individual records for each of the facilities. The totals are also adjusted to reflect cases in which federal and state or local agencies cooperated and issued separate announcements of the outcome. Duplicate or overlapping penalty amounts are marked with an asterisk in the list below.


Subsidy Tracker data on financial assistance to this company by federal, state and local government agencies can be found here.

For an overview of assistance this company is receiving under the CARES Act, see its Covid Stimulus Watch summary page here.

Individual Penalty Records:

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Company Primary Offense Type Year Agency Penalty Amountsort icon
PayPal Inc. consumer protection violation 2015 CFPB $25,000,000
PayPal Inc. economic sanction violation 2015 OFAC $7,658,300
PayPal, Inc. consumer protection violation 2006 MULTI-AG $1,700,000
PayPal consumer protection violation 2002 NY-AG $200,000
PayPal Inc. privacy violation 2016 TX-AG $175,000
PayPal consumer protection violation 2004 NY-AG $150,000
PayPal, Inc. dba Venmo consumer protection violation 2020 MN-FIN $20,000
PayPal, Inc. consumer protection violation 2015 FL-OFR $14,500
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