This fake Paypal text was sent to my phone:
“Paypal security alert. Did you sign in from Doncaster, DNC, UK at 04.01 AM PDT, 23-Apr-2019? If yes reply 1. If no, reply 2. Text and data rates apply”.
How do I know it’s fake?
It doesn’t say it’s from Paypal – just that it’s from 62226.
I don’t live in the US, so why would I be asked if I signed it from a UK location using PDT?
I regularly sign into Paypal, they don’t text me to ask if I signed in.
It warns me that data rates will apply if I reply.
I have no idea what will happen if you reply – but I’m fairly sure you will be charged at a premium rate. Just delete the text.
If you have any reason to think that your Paypal account might have been compromised go directly to the Paypal website on your device and change your password.