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World Health Organization COVID Fund Invoice Scam

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Re: World Health Organization COVID Fund Invoice Scam

I also just got a scam invoice for $50 from "Matthew <removed>" for the fake WHO COVID Fund.

 

On desktop; the cancel button doesn't do anything, it just takes me to the "Pay Invoice" page.

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Re: World Health Organization COVID Fund Invoice Scam

Mind mentioning what browser you're using?
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Re: World Health Organization COVID Fund Invoice Scam

I just received the same scam. The invoice was emailed to me, saying "due on receipt," with a box to "view and pay invoice." It was sent through my Paypal UK account, but it's an invoice for $50 USD. It's showing up on my Account page as coming from one Matthew Kern, status "pending." I don't see any way to cancel it. I tried to report it through the Resolution Center but received an error message saying  "We're sorry, you can't file a case for this type of transaction" (presumably because it's just an invoice, not a payment). I've emailed Paypal and told them it's a scam and to cancel it. Everyone else should do the same, I think.

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Re: World Health Organization COVID Fund Invoice Scam

I did the same and even tried calling. Got a recorded message stating that they couldn’t help with the problem. I received a message back that they are looking into it but not to worry about the invoice. They said they checked my account and it was secure. I just want it gone!
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Re: World Health Organization COVID Fund Invoice Scam

Paypal wasn't hacked. You can purchase lists containing thousands of email addresses on the internet pretty cheap and that's probably what this scammer did. Sending a bill to your paypal doesn't give the sender any access to your account or personal data. Some of the email lists sold come from data breaches and contain passwords. If you have used the same password that you use for your paypal password on other sites it's a good idea to change your paypal password. You should always use unique passwords for different accounts.  I hope this info relieves the stress some of you are feeling. 

I also received one of these invoices and reported it to paypal and the Who organization.

I received the following response from paypal....

 

Thank you for bringing this to our attention. I have reported the sender's account.

 

Go ahead and cancel the invoice.
Here's how to cancel a money request or invoice:
  1. Log in to your PayPal account.

  2. Click Activity near the top of the page.

  3. Find the request or invoice you want to cancel.

  4. Select Cancel under "Actions."

  5. Click Yes or Send Cancellation.

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Re: World Health Organization COVID Fund Invoice Scam

To the people who can't delete, I escalated my chat complaint and FINALLY got this reply from tech support and it did work, I was able to cancel the invoice using this method

 

"Thank you for bringing this to our attention, please know that we are already looking into this and this looks like a bug that's why the cancel button is not working.
 
To cancel this invoice please follow this procedure.
 
At the end of the URL after you click to cancel the invoice manually type ?action=cancel
 
This should cancel the invoice that is showing as pending. I do appreciate as well that you have sent the email to spoof@paypal.com so our security team can check and track this people."
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Re: World Health Organization COVID Fund Invoice Scam


@fairykind wrote:

To the people who can't delete, I escalated my chat complaint and FINALLY got this reply from tech support and it did work, I was able to cancel the invoice using this method

 

"Thank you for bringing this to our attention, please know that we are already looking into this and this looks like a bug that's why the cancel button is not working.
 
To cancel this invoice please follow this procedure.
 
At the end of the URL after you click to cancel the invoice manually type ?action=cancel
 
This should cancel the invoice that is showing as pending. I do appreciate as well that you have sent the email to spoof@paypal.com so our security team can check and track this people."

LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, WE HAVE A WINNER!!!!

I figured this was some type of coding bug and it is. Follow the above procedure and you should be able to cancel it.

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Re: World Health Organization COVID Fund Invoice Scam

Definitely a winner!  Worked perfectly!!

When the invoice came up I simply added to the end (with no spacing) of the URL

?action=cancel 

click enter 

 

DONE!!! 

 

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Re: World Health Organization COVID Fund Invoice Scam

Winner winner chicken dinner!

 

Thanks very much; worked like a charm. 

 

I also added a "special message"--something about a suggestion to fornicate with one's self half of one thousand times.

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Re: World Health Organization COVID Fund Invoice Scam

Thank you so much!  It worked!