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One of the biggest appeals of Paypal is that anyone can create and send invoices for free, only the regular transaction fees are paid. The very design of Paypal now is 'user beware.' They have come a long way since we were beaming Paypal money to each other on our Palm Pilots over lunch in 1999.
I received the same email this morning (8/10) and saw the unpaid invoice in my account. I was able to cancel the invoice so it no longer showed as an unpaid bill. Hopefully PayPal will catch this and cancel all the invoices before people get tricked into paying them.
I tried cancelling the invoice but it still shows as "Pending"... so annoying and surprise Paypal has not jumped into action with it yet.
Concerned now that this will become an access thing with lack of security with Paypal.
Log in to your PayPal account.
Click Activity near the top of the page.
Find the request or invoice you want to cancel.
Select Cancel under "Actions."
Click Yes or Send Cancellation.
Those are the instructions they give you, but they do not work. For some reason, hitting the "cancel" button does not cancel. Chatted with several Paypal CSRs and they just said to ignore the invoice. No help at all on getting it off of my list or explaining how this happened in the first place or why PP not taking it down.