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 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 This is spam, those who argue that is not, are spammers itself. 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. Caller: Paypal
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. Caller: Verification codes in rapid succession
This number definitely suspect. 3 Verification codes in rapid succession that no human could manually generate from Paypal through normal operation. Verified that my account is safe and Paypal said there is not suspect activity related to my account. Something is happening from this number weather it's a real number or a faked number forwarded by some mechanism don't know. Be careful.
Paypal PayPal 2fa very sus 3 times in one day and no transactions at all on my part I called Paypal to check if this is one of their phone numbers. DEFINITELY NOT they confirmed. not spam.
its a way for paypal to inform you that you have sent money to someone.
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