Not PayPal very suspect Paypal security verification.
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. 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
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. Thought was spam. Emailed paypal who confirmed legit. Reason I thought dodgy was because I had not confirmed my phone number on my paypal acc so my funds were not automatically claimed, I had to do it manually. the sender haf sent it using my phone number (off a gumtrer ad). All confirmed, fixed and money in my account. 100% legit. Paypal will confirn if u contact them received a text stating I needed to claim my paypal payment..https:/py.pl/(random numbers). Didnt seem like paypals site at all. Phoned the number and Optus states the number is disconnected. Scam written all over it Same message as a previous:- ""PayPal: Have you recently attempted to make a payment for $****.** AUD? Reply "1" if yes and reattempt your payment, reply "2" if no, and the payment will remain declined. Msg and Data rates apply.
It was the exact amount for an item I had only just won on Ebay!!!
The site I won it from may well be legit but with company names including Blossom-Beauty (not the the beauty products) and "bananaphonez", this also sounds a bit suspect? I'm just going to wait until I get some messages direct from Ebay.
First time I have ever received a text from "PayPal".
""PayPal: Have you recently attempted to make a payment for $****.** AUD? Reply "1" if yes and reattempt your payment, reply "2" if no, and the payment will remain declined. Msg and Data rates apply.""
Very creepy they knew the amount. I ignored the message and checked my payment had gone through on PayPal, which it had. I will be keeping a close eye on my account from now
paypal authorization not spam. PayPal verification not spam PayPal Legitimate Paypal number used to send messages to customers. For me, this was a confirmation txt from PayPal notifying me that a friend has made a payment into my account. I am not a pay pal customer so I know for sure that this is A SCAMMER - you must be in another world of no spam!
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47 total complaints
Brad on 0418 889 758
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I called back number (03) 9067 6919 rang 2 times then goes to busy tone.
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