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The card registered to my account will expire next month, my bank have sent out my new card but it hasn’t arrived yet. When I look at my PayPal account it looks like my new card number has already been updated as the last 4 digits of the card are different. I haven’t updated the card details because I have no idea what it will be yet! How do PayPal already have my new card details?
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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.
My credit card expired some time ago. I received the new one, and, after about three weeks, I logged in to update my wallet.
To my surprise, my card details were already updated.
While this may be convenient for some, it should be optional and under the card owner's control. I have not been informed about this "feature" by the bank so far, nor have I been asked for consent. This is the first time it occured, but only in PayPal, in Amazon I had to do it myself, as always.
I will call the bank to see what they have to say, and, if there is anything worth sharing, I will share.
I have the same problem. But the weirdest thing ever is that i received transaction invoice from Paypal on 23 October which i didn't do.