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Text message spam?

I have just received a text message from this number 07720 661007 Saying "Your PayPal has been temporarily locked. You have 36H to confirm the account information or your account will be closed: <removed> Is this spam? (PLEASE DONT CLICK THAT LINK!)

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Re: Text message spam?

@K8t

 

That is a phishing link trying to steal your PayPal login details and possibly your card and bank details.

 

Some phones are able to forward text messages to email addresses. Here are PayPal links with details on these types of fake emails/texts and a PayPal email address you can forward the message to.

 

https://www.paypal.com/uk/webapps/mpp/phishing

 

https://www.paypal.com/uk/selfhelp/article/how-can-i-tell-if-an-email-is-genuinely-from-paypal-faq20...

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Re: Text message spam?

@K8t

 

That is a phishing link trying to steal your PayPal login details and possibly your card and bank details.

 

Some phones are able to forward text messages to email addresses. Here are PayPal links with details on these types of fake emails/texts and a PayPal email address you can forward the message to.

 

https://www.paypal.com/uk/webapps/mpp/phishing

 

https://www.paypal.com/uk/selfhelp/article/how-can-i-tell-if-an-email-is-genuinely-from-paypal-faq20...

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Re: Text message spam?

 

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Here is what I have got!, lucky checked address before putting password in.

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Re: Text message spam?

@Pm777

 

Instead of going through an email link, its always a good idea to go to the PayPal site directly, or really any site for that matter, especially financial sites, and log in to see if you have any notices, transactions, or unauthorized transactions in your account.

 

Also, if you have the Security Key feature available in your profile under the security tab, your account will require a pin be sent to your phone, in addition to your PayPal password. A Security Key is a great way to lock down your account.

 

Here is a PayPal link with details on the Security Key feature.

 

https://www.paypal.com/us/smarthelp/article/how-do-i-order-or-activate-my-paypal-security-key-faq634