Mystery number 402-935-7733 and PayPal charge on bank account – relax!

So skimming our credit card transaction I came across the following:
Purchase / PAYPAL *FAIRCHILDFI 402-935-7733 CA Date ……… What…. I have a PayPal account but don’t recall paying $160 x 2 so decided to dig a little deeper.

There are numerous alarmist article on the inter web about the phone number, 402-935-7733. Well it turns out that it’s PayPal’s and they had the same number for at least 10 years, you thing the alarmist would have realized that by now! This transaction simply is a record of someone you paid via your credit card and who used PayPal as their payment processor – you don’t need to have a PayPal account to pay via PayPal!

So it really just a legit charge, in my case made by my better half. I was confuse as I sometime pay via PayPal and didn’t recall making this charge – it was to a running coach for out two little money sucking buggers aka kids!

click bait at best!