Posted 06/05/2015 at 9:09 AM
Posted 2 years ago
For those using PayPal for their online transactions, there’s a looming possibility that they may receive an unexpected robocall call or two – if you’re in the United States.
The online payments company is revamping their terms and conditions policies to inform users that they will be subject to receiving automated marketing phone calls, emails and text messages.
The agreement states after the recent update: “You consent to receive autodialed or pre-recorded calls and text messages from PayPal at any telephone number that you have provided us or that we have otherwise obtained.”
It goes on to say that there is the chance that they may share your number with third-party affiliates.
The changes are set to begin in July.
And while PayPal has claimed that it will listen to customers who don’t wish to participate in what they term “market outreach”, these customers are given the option to either accept or decline the terms without any opportunity to opt-out of the pending calls.
The news comes as PayPal is preparing to fully separate from eBay in the next few weeks.
Robocalls and spam emails have bedeviled the American public for years, leading the FCC to create a ‘do not call’ list.
But companies have been getting around this prohibitive listing, leaving many exasperated.