Does PayPal send text messages

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JamesMiller
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Does PayPal send text messages

Post by JamesMiller »

I just got a fake text message that said, "We have detected unauthorized access to your PayPal account. Please login to your account using this link."

Has anyone else got a similar SMS? Since when do PayPal send SMS?? Just some pesky scammers I tell you..
RickyLucas
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Re: Does PayPal send text messages

Post by RickyLucas »

Hello JamesMiller,

This is a spoof, do not use/click any link.

If this was Paypal, note these things to know if it's actually Paypal or a fraud:

Firstly, if the email/text addressed you as Dear Member/Customer/Client or your email address then that confirms it's a spoof as PayPal would address you by your full name. Eg: Dear John Smith.

Secondly, if there was a link or attachment in that email link to cancel any transaction or confirm any details then, it would be a spoof.

If there was a problem with your account Paypal would not ask you to click on an unsafe link in an email or by downloading an attachment, they would direct you to log in normally and go to the resolution or the message center for more information.
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