PayPal Support Text Scam: How It Works
Beware of a new PayPal Support text scam happening as you are reading this. Whether it’s about a failed payment, restriction, unauthorized pay, or an unrecognized device, the scheme could have different variations. They are all phishing scams (as a matter of fact, customed PayPal scams) that are meant to steal your identity and money.
Feel free to share your experience in the comments section. Also, please list the phone numbers that you’ve got the PayPal Support Text Message scam, too. Let’s take a look at how it works.
Below is a screenshot of the latest fake PayPal message going around:
The content reads: “PayPal: Your account has been restricted due to a failed payment. Please login at HTTP://limited-user-paypal.com to remove any pending restrictions”.
In other text message scams, the content looks like this: “PayPal: A new transaction was attempted from a new device. If this was not you, please visit: https://secverifpay.com/paypal/”.
One important thing to keep in mind is that criminals use the capital “i” instead of the letter “l” in “PayPal”. Doesn’t it look the same? It is perfect, which is the reason many people fall victim to this scam.
One other variation of the PayPal Support Text scam features a message that reads: “PayPal: You have authorized a payment of $120.45 to Mr. Patrick Heller. If this wasn’t you, cancel via paypal-secured.com”. It is exactly the same trick used in the previous examples, so beware.
PayPal Support Scam: How To Avoid
So, what happens if you click on the link?
If you do, the scammers redirect you to a webpage that looks like the official PayPal site. Do not click on anything. The bogus page asks that you put in your login credentials – and that includes your password and account number. Easy to imagine, crooks empty your savings.
This PayPal Support Text Message is one of the typical phone scams that are being perpetrated worldwide. Other examples include the PayPal Alert Scam and the HSBC Text Message.
Delete the message and please report it below.
PayPal Support Text Message: How To Report a Scammer
Warn your friends about the PayPal Support Scam by sharing this article online, using the buttons provided. If you wonder how to report phone scams, you can officially do it to the FTC (Federal Trade Commission) using the links below:
How To Prevent Identity Theft and More
If you want to find out the newest scams every week, subscribe to the Scam Detector newsletter. You’ll receive weekly emails from us and we promise not to spam. Also, educate yourself with some other PayPal fraud-related articles listed under this paragraph. This way, you can protect yourself in many other niches. Finally, use the comments section below to expose other PayPal scammers.
Here are some must-read articles for the end:
PayPal Verification Scam
PayPal Notification Scam
Apple Support Scam
Verify a website below
Are you just about to make a purchase online? See if the website is legit with our validator:
22 thoughts on “PayPal Support Text Scam”
These scams are so realistic looking it’s scary. Be SUPER careful, they look legit. Exact Paypal logo, really a pro job at deception.
We received an “Order Confirmation” Invoice for 2 Digital Microscopes at $268.38 per scope. “If this order was placed without your permission or if you have any issues regarding your order, call our 24-hour hotline at the number below. +18053194886” We ignored it as we haven’t used PayPal for years.
New wrinkle: Txt message from a number, saying your PayPal account has a transaction of 989 dollars to X person. If this is NOT accurate, please call 888 phone number. Hum, nearly got me! I logged into my paypal account checked my transactions, saw no such charge. Then thought a bit and said, I bet when I call that number they are not really PayPal, because PayPal doesn’t work that way!!
I closed my PayPal account months ago. Received this Text from 729725 stating, “Pay Pal: Thanks for checking out with PayPal. Reply “Y” to confirm we have the right mobile number for you. Msg & data may apply. I replied NO.
Have received literally dozens of “support@mail-paypaI34…”
I know it’s a scam because I do not use paypal, and never have. So incredibly sick of these scammers.
PayPal Restriction text message received: Ju;y 23, 2022 at 12:24pm PST
(PayPal-Service:: Account restricted.
About your case check at amanadablake.club/Q5leVk~)
Received three text msgs, no phone number showing. First msg Only shows: support@service-mail-pa… and for more info check at sh,diff places.com//QcuYWh. The next two show: mail@support-paypal661… and mail@support-paypal707… and for more info visit> Both list a https// and both are different. All three say (PayPal: Your account has been restricted . For more information I worked for 20 yrs in the Fraud/Economic Crimes Unit at local police department. I knew immediately that this was a phishing scam. All were deleted.
I received a message that PayPal restricted my account. The message included
I will not reply but want to report it.
I received the following text on my phone:
PayPal: $10.50 USD transaction with BestBuy on 3 July 2022 was marked suspicious. Log in for more info and next steps:”https://tinyurl.com/2u6whh32″ REF-#X0UIAB
I deleted it.
Received a possible scam on my mobile phone, It said “Your account has been restricted, Sign in to resolve the issue @ autoribirokasi.me/RFPgmB” I did not reply.
The spam folder of my email account is filled with random PayPal messages. Most of the time the filter gets them but lately the pesky things have been getting past it.
Other than marking them as spam is there anything else I can do for protection?
Yeah, just got one and logged into my paypal on my computer instead of using the phone because I felt like that wasn’t possible.
(PayPal : Your account has been restricted. Sign in to resove the issue > me2.kr/zge3w ~) 9VzhtV
repeated texts from:
(PayPal : We’ve detected unusual activity. Sign in and fill this form to solve this issue > me2.kr/0sr0z ~) s6vFXN
I received an email from PayPal saying “You have setup a recurring payment of $379.00 for 2236-3765-Volates Cruz Inc. In case of discrepancy in the Transaction Support is available at 1-866-377-4525.”Merchant ID is 2236-3765-Volatex Crus, Inc. Address is 745 Monument Sq. Portland, ME 04101 United States
I got an email, supposedly from PayPal, that said I sent a payment of $329.49 to eBay. I think this is a scam. The phone number given to call is (888) 553-9724. Email to: support@billing.PayPal.com
Address given: 274 stuart rd. Cocolamus PA 17014 us
I have received 3 PayPal texts saying that they noticed unusual activity on my account. I do not use PayPal. I used it one time years ago and after about a month someone used my credit card 2 times. I have never used PayPal again!!
𝖸𝗈𝗎𝗋 𝖯𝖺𝗒𝖯𝖺𝗅 𝖺𝖼𝖼𝗈𝗎𝗇𝗍 𝗁𝖺𝗌 𝖻𝖾𝖾𝗇 𝗍𝖾𝗆𝗉𝗈𝗋𝖺𝗋𝗂𝗅𝗒 𝗋𝖾𝗌𝗍𝗋𝗂𝖼𝗍𝖾𝖽
𝖸𝗈𝗎 𝗐𝖾𝗋𝖾 𝗋𝖾𝖼𝖾𝗇𝗍𝗅𝗒 𝖺𝗌𝗄𝖾𝖽 𝗍𝗈 𝗍𝖺𝗄𝖾 𝖺𝗇 𝖺𝖼𝗍𝗂𝗈𝗇 𝗈𝗇 𝗒𝗈𝗎𝗋 𝖺𝖼𝖼𝗈𝗎𝗇𝗍 𝖺𝗇𝖽 𝗂𝗍 𝗅𝗈𝗈𝗄𝗌 𝗅𝗂𝗄𝖾 𝗐𝖾 𝖽𝗂𝖽𝗇’𝗍 𝗋𝖾𝖼𝖾𝗂𝗏𝖾 𝖺 𝗋𝖾𝗊𝗎𝖾𝗌𝗍𝖾𝖽 𝗋𝖾𝗌𝗉𝗈𝗇𝗌𝖾.
I got this message from mail and believe it is a scam
I just received an email from PayPal (email@example.com)
Thanking me for my $499.00 purchase of an Apple Watch Please tell me this is a scam
Text Message I received today (15/07/2021) from….
+61 456 181 645
#PayPal: You’ve Sent $1499.99 AUD to Intel’s serviced co. ltd. on 2021/07/15 TXN-ID#150DB341XRpO, If any Dispute, Please call: (+61)-1800-021755 Thank You.!!
I got a phishing text that claimed to be from PayPal. The number is 833 269 0253.
Said my account had been limited for security reasons, to review my account at this link: “https://google.com”
Said paypal case ID was C2I1UYZQ. Sincerely, Paypal Inc.
Best thing to do is ignore what they send you and log into your account the way you always do and look for yourself. I just got a text saying that I charged $299.99 for card. If it’s not you then contact Pay-Pal SUPPORT immediately AT 1-888-312-1365. I looked in my account and there was no such charge on my account. SCAMMERS SUCK
I DO SO APPRECIATE ALL YOU DO TO MAKE THE PUBLIC AWARE OF THESE SCAMS!
WHAT I HAVE FOUND PERSONALLY IS THAT SECURITY SPEAKING EVEN IF IT IS LEGITIMATE I AM NOW LEARY ABOUT PROVIDING ANY INFORMATION CAUSING ME ISSUES WITH SITES JUST TRYING TO ADD MORE SECURITY PROTECTION!!!!
LIKE GOOGLE PAY RECENTLY I CHANGED MY ADDRESS AND THEN 12 HOURS LATER I AM TRYING TO USE MY PHONE AND I GET A MESSAGE ABOUT HAVING CHANGED MY ADDRESS EARLIER AND TO BE ABLE TO CONTINUE I NEEDED TO ENTER MY PHONE PIN#
I THOUGHT THAT WAS STRANGE SO I WENT TO CONTACT GOOGLE SUPPORT AND THOUGHT I HAD FOUND CHAT INFORMATION FOR GOOGLE ONLY TO DISCOVER THAT DUE TO COVID I HAD TO EMAIL THEM AND IT WAS FOR AN INTERNET PROVIDER INSTEAD!
THEY DID ANSWER ME AND GIVE GOOGLE’S CORRECT PHONE NUMBER!