• 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.
  • Anonymous
    August 12, 2019
    SMS
    Australia
    It's paypal ya knobs 😂
  • PayPal Scam
    April 27, 2017
    Unknown
    Australia
    This is spam, those who argue that is not, are spammers itself.
  • Jeanne
    July 29, 2015
    Scam
    Australia
    This is an PayPal IMPOSTER ! Don't give them any personal details .
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Anonymous
    December 1, 2019
    SMS
    Australia
    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.
  • 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.
  • Anonymous
    January 29, 2018
    SMS
    Australia
    It's PayPal. It's legit.
  • 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.
  • len
    August 11, 2020
    Financial services
    Australia
    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....
  • Mr K
    July 30, 2020
    Scam call
    Australia
    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.
  • Debra
    June 28, 2020
    SMS
    Australia
    Just got two text messages giving me a code number for for my zip pay
    I don’t have zip pay
  • Anonymous
    June 10, 2020
    Unknown
    Australia
    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.
  • Briganthe
    May 12, 2020
    Unknown
    Australia
    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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