This is a fraud number aiming to steal your personal identification in order to gain access to your paypal account, a process known as "Smishing" when done via SMS.
Paypal will NEVER contact you on any number aside from the ones listed on their official site ( https://www.paypal.com/au/ )
Those numbers are;
1800 073 263 (toll free)
(02) 8223 9500
Anyone claiming otherwise is not affiliated in any manner with PayPal, Inc.
For more information about what you can do to protect yourself from future SMS 'Smishing', please visit the Australian consumer information website at; https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/articles/0350-text-message-spam
Not PayPal very suspect It's PayPal. Those getting unsolicited texts: someone is mistyping their phone number and typing yours instead. Like getting a wrong number call. Don't stress. Paypal security verification.
I just tried to register on this site and registration is closed. I really am not happy about being anonymous as it sounds like I won't be standing by this, which isn't true. Everyone on here who said this number is a scam - you all freaked me out for NO good reason. I contacted PayPal and they confirmed they use this number - this is their email to me:
You have received an SMS to add our phone number 0458 729 725 since you recently confirmed your mobile number. I assure you that it is PayPal's number and it is being used for automated SMS notification only, not for calls. This is why you were unable to call the said number.
Should you have further inquiries, do not hesitate to email us or you may also call directly at (02) 8223 9500/1-800-073-263, 06:00-22:00 Monday through Friday AEST/AEDT and 08:00-19:00 Saturday and Sunday AEST/AEDT.
Thank you for using PayPal.
This is spam, those who argue that is not, are spammers itself. This is an PayPal IMPOSTER ! Don't give them any personal details . got a text from this number - in fact 2 texts in the last 5 mins giving me a code to enter into paypal then I get a call from Omaha in the US - I did not answer - it went to voice mail and the voicemail was asking for the code i had just received.... smells bad to me Caller: 0458 729 725
Recieved a text message asking to authorise or not authorise a transaction by replying 1 or 2.
Silly me authorised it. Had a bad feeling about it so I called Paypal. The person I spoke to from Paypal said they never send SMS to confirm details or authorizing transaction. Blocked.
Received a blank sms from them when I turned my phone back on. Did not prompt this from paypal??!! VERY SUSS received a message from the same entitynumber 729725 replied stop. After responding someone phantom personhijacked my phone then started going through all of my recordsdialing calls getting on the internet on their ownI had no virtual control over my phone after that I had to get a new phone its a scam. paypal confirmation PayPal confirmation PayPal confirmation code for secure log in. Most of the comments on this page concern text messages received from PayPal. In my case I was charged for an SMS call made to PayPal, which I definitely did not send. I deal with PayPal when I buy anything from eBay but have not bought anything for a while now. Has anybody else experienced this? How could it have happened? Caller: 0458 729 725
I definitely did not call this number yesterday and it is listed as PayPal. Yet it appears on my account as an SMS and I have been charged 29 cents. How can this happen?
It is paypal, i got a message saying if you have authorised this transaction then reply 1 otherwise reply 2. Didnt wanna respond so i called them up and they said it’s from them. Sometimes if you do something out of the usual they might send you a text like that (for example, you always purchase low prices items and suddenly you purchase an expensive items, or if you always pay well-known retailers and suddenly you send your money to a private seller)
Caller: 0458 729 725
Just received the same message three times at the same time with the same time stamp!
Paypal Your security code is XXXXXX. Your code expires in 10 minutes. Please don't reply.
And there was a different six digit number each time - the number appears to be a link which I'm not accessing. A definite scam.
Not spam This is not spam. This is paypal sending verification code.
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81 total complaints
Anonymous on (03) 5942 6209
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Anonymous on (03) 8580 2154
If I say NO or I don't answer, then I'm not interested.
Stop calling my...
Anonymous on +61 596 817 142
keep calling - never leave message - if you try to call back it says it is an incorrect number
Anonymous on (07) 3922 1000
dont know any 07 numbers
Ace Locksmiths on (03) 9534 0586
I called back number (03) 9534 0586 spoke to a guy who said company name is Ace Locksmiths.