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: 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
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. Caller: 0458 729 725
This number msg me after my old google account was hacked and they got access to my PayPal account and made 3 purchases in WA and changed my Google password so I'm unable to recover my account.
Tried ringing them back and msg but got some shady looking shifty pre made text reply claiming to be PayPal but says number is not connected. 100% a scam! Please don't give any info to this number! PayPal don't ask for information or msg you or send links via text.
this is spam
NO IT IS NOT NECESSARILY PAYPAL. You people do realise that it is *very* easy to forge caller id? You cannot trust caller id.
Calling back is futile, it goes to the real number.
1. Don't ever use your phone for 2FA. If someone churns your number it is goodbye savings, bitcoin, credit rating.
2. If you have to, don't use the same phone number across sites, it identifies you. Facebook has *most* of the world's phone numbers now.
3. Paypal have broken their information sharing promises many times over, once bitten, twice shy.
this is a fake paypal sms... do not give ur details!!! PayPal notification. not spam. PayPal authentication. PayPal sms notifications Caller: PAYPAL
21 complaints this year
92 total complaints
Anonymous on (03) 8628 2920
spent 3 minutes on the website, and had several emails and missed calls following.
Anonymous on (02) 8020 3501
don't know who this is
So Glamorous on (02) 4733 2511
I called back the number (02) 4733 2511 and spoke with a lady that said I reached So Glamorous
Anonymous on 0418 390 000
This number has been stollen by scammers. They called about the "solar Panel government...
Queensland... on (07) 5636 3555
I called back the number (07) 5636 3555 and reached vm that said I reached (07) 5636 3555