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Old 02-23-2011, 11:14 AM
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Exclamation ebay/paypal users beware!

I just bought something on ebay and 10 minutes afterwards, I got a call from 402-935-7733. I didn't answer it, i googled the number after ignoring the call because i don't know the number and it came up with multiple results of it being a scammer pretending to be paypal and asking for information on ur account or what you just bought. If that number calls you, ignore it or answer telling them to fuck off

The guy doing it spoofs his phone number to one of paypals main lines but paypal emails you before calling you so theres no reason for them to be calling you.

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Old 02-23-2011, 11:28 AM
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Dang that sucks. Thanks for the heads up.
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Old 02-23-2011, 11:29 AM
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Thanks!! Just bought new HID's a few minutes ago...
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Old 02-23-2011, 11:35 AM
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yeah no problem. im glad i ignored and googled the number
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Old 02-23-2011, 11:58 AM
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The guy doing it spoofs his phone number to one of paypals main lines but paypal emails you before calling you so theres no reason for them to be calling you.
Paypal has called me a few different times. They never ask for any confidential information. The call basically goes like this:

Paypal: "We noticed a transaction in the amount of $xx.xx sent to _____ today, are you aware of this transaction?"
Me: Yes
Paypal: Do you approve this transaction?
Me: Yes
Paypal: Thank you, have a good day.


I googled the number and the only references to it being a scam are from users posting things similar to yourself, presuming that paypal has no need to call you thus assuming the number must be a scammer.


With that said, 1-402-935-7733 is a legitimate paypal phone number.

If you read the terms of service on their website that number is referenced twice, click ---> https://www.paypal.com/evite/cgi-bin.../terms-outside

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In Case Of Errors Or Questions About Your Electronic Transfers. Telephone Customer Service at 402-935-7733, contact us using this contact form, or write PayPal, Attn: PayPal Debit Card Department, P.O. Box 45950, Omaha, NE 68145-0950,
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In case of unauthorized transactions, payment problems, errors or questions about your account, you should notify PayPal immediately. Contact us using this contact form, write PayPal, P.O. Box 45950, Omaha, NE 68145-0950, United States, or telephone Customer Service at 402-935-7733 as soon as you can if you think your statement is wrong or if you need more information about a transfer shown on the statement.
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Old 02-23-2011, 12:26 PM
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I can call you and have my number show up as that number or any number I want. Ill stick to what people hav said since some have needed to get a refund for an unauthorized transaction. They didn't leave a voicemail nor did they send me an email that's why I'm sticking with the scam side of it, just seems strange they wouldn't leave a vm or contact me otherwise

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Old 02-23-2011, 12:46 PM
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402 area code is eastern Nebraska...
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Old 02-23-2011, 01:01 PM
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402 area code is eastern Nebraska...
We've established that already lol. I can change my phone number tothat exact number if I wanted to
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Old 02-23-2011, 01:07 PM
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tel # 402 935-7733

Provider : Quest
Location : Ralston , Omaha , Nebraska
Off Brookhaven road
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Old 02-23-2011, 01:09 PM
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tel # 402 935-7733

Provider : Quest
Location : Ralston , Omaha , Nebraska
Off Brookhaven road
yes, we understand that.

I have an app on my iphone that can make my number come up as anything i set it too.
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Old 02-23-2011, 03:30 PM
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Yes the scammers send false emails too. If you look at where it comes from it is @paypall.com - Notice the 2 "l's" anything like that write to spoof@Paypal.com, forward them everything you can and do not give out your info
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Old 02-23-2011, 04:40 PM
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Its actually called spoofing your caller id . Nothing anyone can do about it . Big problem in re to scamming . Only way to find out is to turn it over to paypal with all of the info , and hopefully their internal security ( IT GUYS ) can contact the local telco and get them to find the real ID . Happens all the time now . The Local Telco can research the call and find the true number , as the telco switch is capable of saving that info . They ( Telephone companies ) are not as stupid as they seem sometimes . [U]nless you ake a big stink , they still may not give you that info if you called them yourself . Used to trace those in a company I worked for . We were scammed all the time as they would call up and tell poeple that they won a prize and record the call . The nitwits would say ok I accpet the prize , they would get a package in the mail and we would get a large bill on the line
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Old 02-23-2011, 05:25 PM
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This has nothing to do with caller ID spoofing. The phone number in question is one that is not listed as a primary paypal number, it's a fairly obscure number they are calling from. Spoofing it has no benefit.

Lets re-analyze the first post.

-The OP saw a number he did not recognize
-Googling the number shows a variety of pages where random people make comments similar to "paypal doesn't need to call me, so it must be a scammer"
-OP agrees with theory, warns us that number belongs to a scammer

ID spoofing has no real relevance here.

Also lets be practical, if you make a paypal purchase and receive a call 10 minutes later from someone claiming to be a paypal representative, it probably is one. It's very unlikely some random person who has access to your phone number also has access to your paypal transactions.

With that said, the general principle of refusing to offer any private information over the phone is a policy everyone should live by. No reputable business will ask you for any confidential information by telephone.
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