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I keep receiving text messages saying "Your security code is: [code] Your code expires in 5 minutes. Please don't reply."
Is someone trying to log into my account? How can I stop this?
I've already changed my password.
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Hello @photolarryg and everyone else,
Welcome to the PayPal Community! I can certainly understand how receiving security codes that you have not been requesting is pretty frustrating. A sure-fire way to fix this is to update the email address you use to login with PayPal. I would also recommend updating your password just in case that has been compromised as well. Hopefully by updating your login information, whoever is trying to login to your account won't prompt a security code to be sent to you.
- Jon K
It looks like a big issue is that some carriers allow you to view text messages on the web. My carrier (Telus Mobility) no longer offers this.
The other issue are the Security Questions. I hope mine are secure enough.
If I'm receiving the security code text messages, does that mean that someone already has my password?
I just had the same text, but then I had a follow-up phone call from Ohio (I'm in UK) saying "Hi this is Paypal. Please enter your security code. Clearly someone is going through two stage i.d. and then phoning in the hope that I will give them my clearance code. DON'T respond to the phone call.