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. 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.
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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 sms notifications Caller: SMS message
1st Message: PayPal: Your confirmation code is: 597729. Your code expires in 5 minutes. Please don't reply.
2nd Message: PayPal Fraud Alert: Are you trying to pay $264.95 AUD? If yes, reply 1. If no, reply 2. Msg & Data rates apply.
Messages over a month apart so when I saw the second message in the history it looked legitimate.
Rang Paypal and they confirmed no messages had been sent.
Appears to be a scam
PayPal legitimate all good guys PayPal PayPal confirmation not spam Caller: PayPal
Within minutes of my last paypal payment to a seller and after I had already received the usual email detailing the transaction, I received a text message saying that that specific payment (with the correct amount and the correct seller) was suspicious and to reply a number back to let them know that the payment was authorised (1) or not (2). The text message was repeated an hour later and two hours later. Because I don't remember ever getting text messages from paypal, I didn't reply to these texts. Because of the detailed information, I was quite worried though, so I logged on to paypal and sent them an email via their contact form. They have promptly responded: they sent an SMS message because my payment was relatively high compared to other payments I had made. The 0458 729 725 number is the official phone number of PayPal whenever they send a text message. I have now saved it in my contacts.
Message with security code for PayPal, I have not used PayPal recently, I’m thinking definitely a scam PHISHING PHISHING PHISHING
I received 2 text messages within 10 minutes of each other from this number after buying tickets. I had already received my receipt and tickets and thought it was suspicious.
[PayPal] Transaction of -.$ AUD to Viagogo AG on 17 February 2019 is marked as suspicious. Reply “1” if authorized or “2” if not authorized. [Reply Needed]
I rang PayPal and was told they have not sent any text and to delete immediately.
19 complaints this year
87 total complaints
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