PayPal’s robo-calls

The payments company is rolling out an update to its user agreement that threatens to bombard you with “autodialed or prerecorded calls and text messages” — and worse, by agreeing to the updated terms, you’re immediately opted in.

PayPal can even reach you at phone numbers that you didn’t provide. Through undisclosed means, PayPal says it has the right to contact you on numbers “we have otherwise obtained.”

The update takes effect July 1. But by then, federal regulators may well have approved new rules against robocalling that would put PayPal squarely in the agency’s crosshairs.

More at WSJ. I have had very few problems with PayPal over the years, but it does seem that the company behind what is a decent service does not always have the consumer in mind.



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