This is not a PayPal glitch, and PayPal could not be making payments on your behalf without your express authorization.
Now that we’ve gotten that out of the way. This is what you need to know…
If you’ve used PayPal to pay for certain services, and based on the vendors’ terms of service (that most of us don’t actually read), you may have automatically set up recurring payments and/or subscription payments without being aware that you have.
How can you determine if you have recurring/subscription payments activated?
This is the quickest way:
- Log in to PayPal
- In the Search field, type preapproved payments
- From the search results, click on My preapproved payments
If you have any recurring payments set to deduct money from your PayPal account, this is where they’ll be listed.
You can click on each one to view the details and to cancel any recurring payments that you don’t want PayPal to pay.
Hopefully, this will keep you from having to dispute charges and spend time on live chat or the phone to get your money back.