PayPal is splitting away from eBay on July 1. When that happens, PayPal users will be pleased to know that they've agreed to allow PayPal to robotext and robocall the bejesus out of them.
The fine print also says PayPal can pass along the same rights to its affiliates. Here’s the language, in black and white, from the company’s website:
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 . . . . (PayPal) may share your phone numbers with our Affiliates or with our service providers, such as billing or collections companies, who we have contracted with to assist us in pursuing our rights.
Don't like it? Neither did PayPal consumer Robert Pascarella, who questioned PayPal about the terms of service on the company’s Facebook page:
“Regrettably, there isn’t an opt out option to certain items within our User Agreement,” PayPal responded. When he objected, PayPal posted directions for closing his account.
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