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. It's paypal ya knobs 😂 This is spam, those who argue that is not, are spammers itself. This is an PayPal IMPOSTER ! Don't give them any personal details . 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 Received a blank sms from them when I turned my phone back on. Did not prompt this from paypal??!! VERY SUSS 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.
It's PayPal. It's legit. 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: Paypal
This is the Paypal SMS number. If you send money to a friend using Paypal directly or pay for something using Paypal directly then a SMS comes to your phone saying you sent x-dollars to x-person.
Pay attention to your **actual** activities people. If you sent money via paypal then everything is fine. If you DIDN'T send money then someone is trying to scam you using the same phone number.
A little bit of common sense and thinking goes a long way....
PayPal number has been duplicated to be used for scam
Using phishing link like this one sent to me so don’t click the link.
PayPal: You've got a new payment request. Pay at https://py.pl/55LlVUvc2yE 森中崇允 has requested $13.00 USD.
Just got two text messages giving me a code number for for my zip pay
I don’t have zip pay
Whenever someone sends me a paypal payment I get a message from this number simply alerting me there's been a payment. Nothing more. If it's a scam it's very helpful and I like it. Caller: 0458 729 725
Yeah, for sure, it's Paypal - so how come when you try to ring the number back it's 'disconnected'?
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