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The exact same thing has happened to me.
My visa debit card is also due to expire at the end of this month and it appears it has already been automatically updated in Paypal, even though I have not yet received the new card myself.
The scary part is that it also happens with credit cards which were stolen, blocked, and reissued with a new card number.
Just imagine someone stealing your Paypal account. You block your card, request a new one, and before you receive your new card, the scammer already has your new card details in the stolen Paypal account ...
Exact same situation happened to me, and in my case, the card in the mail was a replacement to a lost one, so the entire card number was new, not just the expiration date and security code. I logged into PayPal expecting to go through the Add a New Card process due to the new number, but was surprised to see the card's data already showing in my profile, completely updated. Needless to say, I was quite worried to see PayPal already had all that information in the system before I even activated my card. A little googling yielded this result. Apparently, both Visa and MC have been employing this "account updater" system for several years in order to prevent interruption of automatic payments. I assume this is a feature we can opt out of, but probably has to be done manually. I'd recommend speaking to your credit card issuer directly.
Hope this helps.