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
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.
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. This is spam, those who argue that is not, are spammers itself. 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 security verification.
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 It's paypal ya knobs 😂 Received a blank sms from them when I turned my phone back on. Did not prompt this from paypal??!! VERY SUSS This is an PayPal IMPOSTER ! Don't give them any personal details . Just made an ebay purchase and received this message:
"[PayPal] Did ou pay $1235 AUD to Bing Lee Electronics Pty Limited on 30 November? Reply 1 if yes or 2 if No. [Reply Needed]"
The details were almost correct but very concerning they know these details.
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 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. It's now February 2020 and I received an SMS from this number. Looks like it's back in action. The message read as follows:
PayPal Fraud Alert: Are you trying to pay $0.00 AUD? If yes, reply 1. If no, reply 2. Msg & Data rates apply.
It's is definetly a scam. Paypal would not manage security via SMS, they notify via email and then manage via their secure site. DO NOT REPLY!!! If you do, you'll be marked as an active phone number and one that will reply to unknown numbers. They may also have extreme charges applied to replying to the message.
If your phone allows it, please mark it as spam when you are prompted (Android phones do this, i'm not sure about iphones). Google will receive enough notifications from users and it will then be marked for all Australian users as a spam message.
Caller: 0458 729 725
Just received a message stating
[PayPal] Did you pay $xxxxAUD to xxxxx (seller's name) on 13 January 2020? Reply 1 if yes or 2 if no. [Reply Needed].
I received the text soon after buying a product on ebay through PayPal. Called 1-800-073-263 and they confirmed it was Paypal who sent it. It is their way of verifying and alerting you that a purchase has been made, particularly if it has been a long time since you have used PayPal/it is a large sum/or if it is your first purchase with PayPal.
It is a secure number, if you're ever unsure just call up before responding to emails/texts to confirm.
Caller: PayPal Text
I received a text claiming to be from PayPal, to confirm my mobile number. I was suspicious BUT I went online, through the PayPal website, to confirm my number and received a code to use. PayPal also had a record of the purchase I made a split second before I got the text. Seems legit.
Credit card companies, apple and even facebook use mobile phone numbers for security purposes.
TEXT: PayPal Fraud Alert: Are you trying to pay 694.10 EUR? if yes, reply1. If no, reply2. Msg & Data rates apply.
This is bit strange, i have not tried to buy anything with paypal. also received an email asking me to finalise paymnet for item of shoes on ebay. I did not buy anything on ebay or with paypal. email had ebay @ ebay.com.au - doesnt usally have .au on the end. definitley not legit. i called mobile number on landline, number not conected. all looks pretty real but definitely is not.
Well, now I don't know what to think after reading through here. I got a "[PayPal] Did you pay" message at 15:06, about 2 minutes after I *did* pay. I replied 1 for yes. Then exactly an hour later at 16:06, I got a second identical one. I'm now blocking the number. Caller: PayPal
This is genuinely PayPal's number. I get messages from it whenever someone sends me a payment via PayPal and the message includes their full name and the exact amount being sent. It wouldn't be possible for anyone other than PayPal to have this information.
The text is sent to me literally when the person has just organised the payment to me.
18 complaints this year
103 total complaints
I Called Back on 0413 439 538
I called back number 0413 439 538 reached voice mail but did not say for what company.
Anonymous on (02) 8005 0072
this is a massive scam...text message stating it was from "BANK" and that my ATM card was blocked...
Anonymous on 0415 569 767
Scamming, trying to take my details. Not sure of company impersonation.
Anonymous on 0488 862 046
This is yet another number they are calling me from. It is getting very annoying now!
Anonymous on (03) 8456 1180