PayPal recently had to pay $25 million dollars in fines to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) for bad acts like signing customers up for credit accounts without their knowledge.
Now PayPal is up to more shenanigans. In its recently updated terms of service PayPal has added a section that automatically opts you in to receive phone calls including those from advertisers and automated calls. Here’s the big kicker, YOU CAN’T OPT OUT.
Here’s the official section
You consent to receive autodialed or prerecorded calls and text messages from PayPal at any telephone number that you have provided us or that we have otherwise obtained. We may place such calls or texts to (i) notify you regarding your account; (ii) troubleshoot problems with your account (iii) resolve a dispute; (iv) collect a debt; (v) poll your opinions through surveys or questionnaires, (vii) contact you with offers and promotions; or (viii) as otherwise necessary to service your account or enforce this User Agreement, our policies, applicable law, or any other agreement we may have with you.