• Paypal Australia
    April 12, 2017
    Scam
    Australia
    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
  • Anonymous
    December 11, 2017
    Unknown
    Australia
    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.

    Sincerely,
    Arvie
    PayPal
  • Anonymous
    November 14, 2015
    SMS
    Australia
    Not PayPal very suspect
  • Anonymous
    April 18, 2015
    SMS
    Australia
    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 Scam
    April 27, 2017
    Unknown
    Australia
    This is spam, those who argue that is not, are spammers itself.
  • PayPal
    June 14, 2016
    SMS
    Australia
    Paypal security verification.

    NOT SPAM.
  • Hannah
    November 11, 2014
    Scam
    Australia
    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
  • Ben
    April 26, 2019
    SMS
    Australia
    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
  • Jeanne
    July 29, 2015
    Scam
    Australia
    This is an PayPal IMPOSTER ! Don't give them any personal details .
  • Anonymous
    August 12, 2019
    SMS
    Australia
    It's paypal ya knobs 😂
  • Jay
    December 6, 2018
    Scam call
    Australia
    Caller: 0458 729 725

    Not Paypal

    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.
  • Chicka
    January 6, 2017
    SMS
    Australia
    Received a blank sms from them when I turned my phone back on. Did not prompt this from paypal??!! VERY SUSS
  • dave
    July 30, 2015
    Unknown
    United States
    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.
  • Anonymous
    November 3, 2019
    Unknown
    Australia
    Caller: Paypal

    I received a security code from this number when setting up 2-factor authentication on my account. I noticed the number had been flagged as Potential Fraud. Checking through my message history with this number, I realised I've actually already received previous security prompts before I set up 2-factor authentication!

    Something strange is going on here, it's almost like the number is being shared by both scammers and Paypal. Or perhaps was being used by scammers and is now not?
    Regardless, I won't be using this method as a secure sign-in method.
  • Anonymous
    October 18, 2019
    SMS
    Australia
    Caller: Genuine SMS confirming PayPal payment

    This number is legitimately from PayPal. I used PayPal for the first time today to request someone transfer me $25 and when she made the payment I got a text from this number to confirm it went through - it included her name and the amount. I don't believe scammers would have access to this data at exactly the moment she transferred the money to me. So don't freak out. It's PayPal's number.

    I agree if you got a text unexpectedly probably someone had a typo when they were trying to do a transaction on PayPal and it went to you by error.
  • Anonymous
    October 14, 2019
    Unknown
    Australia
    i JUST CHECKED THIS NUMBER HERE...ON MY PHONE..IT IS THE NUMBER PAYPAL USE TO SEND MY SECURITY CODE...i HAVE USED IT MANY TIMES...SO NOT SURE WHAT PAYPAL ARE SAYING HERE...LOOK FURTHER INTO IT
  • Anonymous
    October 10, 2019
    Scam call
    Australia
    received sms from this number stating
    Paypal: your confirmaion code is ++++++. Your code will expire in 5 minutes.

    i did not purchase anything through pay pal

    when I tried calling the number -
    it was disconnected
  • Anonymous
    September 29, 2019
    SMS
    Australia
    it is PayPal. I use the app for payment to my work, sent myself a receipt. why is it reported as spam?
  • Anonymous
    September 23, 2019
    Scam call
    Australia
    Caller: Not PayPal!

    Nope, it’s not!
  • Matt
    September 3, 2019
    Other
    Australia
    Caller: - dialout for some reason -

    I had this as a spurious dialout in my log. People getting voicemail asking for the PIN, your account has been hijacked, if they were real pros they would slam your phone number as well.

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