I keep getting an email from Paypal with the following subject and partial message:
Your offer to save $5.00 at BURKE DECOR ends soon
maiki interi, pay with PayPal by Saturday, December 11 2021 at 7PM PST to get this discount.
Hello, maiki interi
Don’t let your offer slip away
Get $5.00 off at BURKE DECOR by Saturday, December 11 2021 at 7PM PST.
We’ll automatically apply your offer when you pay with PayPal at BURKE DECOR.
It includes this line:
This email was sent to firstname.lastname@example.org because your email preferences are set to receive “News and Promotions”.
And links to Log in to your PayPal account, which for me has always been opted out of all marketing mailings.
I finally replied to the email:
My account is unsubscribed from all marketing email. Why are you sending me an email compelling me to use that vendor?
I got an auto reply:
Thank you for contacting PayPal Customer Service.
In an effort to assist you as quickly and efficiently as possible,
please direct all customer service inquires through our website.
- Log in to your PayPal account.
- Click on Help & Contact at the bottom of any PayPal web page.
This will give you further information on how to “Call us” or send an
email via “Message Center”.
Alternatively, you can log in to your PayPal account and choose “Resolve
a problem in our Resolution Center”, which will take you to PayPal’s
central hub for buyer and seller resolution and limitation information.
You will find information about the limitation and steps to remove it
Log in to your account.
Click Resolution Center. If you have a Business account, click More and
then Resolution Center.
Click Go to Account Limitations.
Next to each step required to remove the limitation, click Resolve and
follow the steps to provide information.
If you prefer to contact us, please log into your account and click
Contact or Help at the bottom of the page.
But following those directions just get me into a “help” system that doesn’t offer actual contact:
Therefore the only recourse I find myself with is to mark messages from Paypal as spam and forward them to the appropriate consumer protection agencies as they are trying to compel me to give money to a vendor I’ve never heard of, unsolicited…
Who do I contact about that?