What Is Zelle?
Zelle (Zellepay.com) is a financial services company. It’s similar to Paypal; however, Zelle allows you to send and receive money without fees. Zelle is becoming very popular in the United States, and I’m familiar with public figures such as Judy Justice being familiar with this payment method in her courtroom. The downside to Zelle in comparison to its competitors, such as PayPal is it has a limitation with how much money you can send, making it only suitable when sending and receiving amounts up to several hundred dollars or less. According to SimilarWeb, the website Zellepay.com gets an estimated 4.2 million monthly views, many of which are based in the US. The Wayback Machine estimates Zellepay.com was founded on August 28, 2016.
Is Zelle Safe?
To find out if Zelle is safe, I conducted a series of malware tests. Here are the results:
I installed the Malwarebytes Browser Guard on my Chrome browser and was able to browse the site Zellepay.com without the browser guard saying the site is compromised or malicious.
To check this further I ran malware scans with Malwarebytes and Spybot – Search & Destroy and they returned no malware detection. I also ran a full system-wide scan with Microsoft Defender in Windows 11 and no malware was found.
To confirm that the site is clean, I also checked the site Zellepay.com on an online malware scanner and it returned with no issues. You can see the same here: https://sitecheck.sucuri.net/results/Zellepay.com
As a Service:
Zelle has become one of the most reputable companies in financial services. And it’s the leading mobile digital payments platform in the US, which is the same niche it pioneered with its innovation. As mentioned, I have also seen Zelle being used as a payment method between landlords and tenants in US court cases seen on Judy Justice. That said, if you have used Zelle and have an experience to share, please let us know in the comments because user reviews are useful.