Tom Reichner wrote in post #18557679
What is a "payg set up"
I have never heard that term before and I am curious to know what it is..
What do you mean by "topped up"? .
That is another term I have never heard before..
I also don't know what you mean by "registered with the phone company"
Do you mean that you had the phone activated, and given an active phone number? Is that what you mean when you say "registered"
I have the idea that you may be from a country that is foreign to me, like maybe England or Scotland or somewhere like that. .
The way you write, and the terms you use, they seem to be very different than anything I am accustomed to. .
Despite the fact that you write in English, it is difficult for me to understand your posts. .
I am interested in what is going on with the fraud attempts that you are facing; that is why I ask so many questions and seek clarification, because I want to better understand what is going on with your situation.
The way you write, it reminds me of something I am familiar with - this series of movies, Midsomer Murders
The characters on that show have the same kind of talking that you do - that is why I thought that maybe you are in England, because that show is based in England and the actors and actresses are English.
I will stop my digression now..
Hi tom, yes I am from England Uk how ever you want to put it, its still English language.
Over here you can buy a cell/mobile phone that is not connected to a monthy bill/contract they are called Pay as you Go (P.A.Y.G), basically you buy the phone with a sim card included, then you ring the number of your phone of the call time provider be it Orange, O2, Vodaphone etc, to regiter your phone on thier network.
On the Pay as you Go set up you are able to get top ups for your phone as often and as much as you want, this is what I did with that particular phone, minus topping it up with call time credit.
I have another phone but by a different call time company, this phone is my main phone and used for all communication, paypal have this main number but not the other one, after I went into my paypal account and saw no unusual acitivity, I still left them an email explaining what had happened, at the same time I dissconnected my bank account from paypal, and recieved a reference number from paypal but to my corect phone that I set up with paypal.
In other words paypal do not have my other number that the scam text messages came through on.