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World Health Organization COVID Fund Invoice Scam

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Re: World Health Organization COVID Fund Invoice Scam

Well it did appear to be phishing at first that was my first impression, but it's not... It's an invoice, and surely a scam. PayPal is really droppingt he ball on this BIG TIME. The whole purpose of PayPal is to feel more not less secure so with stuff like this and PayPal not taking care of it it defeats the purpose of having payal. I am considering cancelling my account now.
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Re: World Health Organization COVID Fund Invoice Scam

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.

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Re: World Health Organization COVID Fund Invoice Scam

mee too, its very unnerving

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Re: World Health Organization COVID Fund Invoice Scam

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.

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Re: World Health Organization COVID Fund Invoice Scam

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.

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Re: World Health Organization COVID Fund Invoice Scam

I tried canceling the invoice it won’t cancel I tried calling and they hung up on me
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Re: World Health Organization COVID Fund Invoice Scam

@LuluMamaSco 

 

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

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.

 

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Re: World Health Organization COVID Fund Invoice Scam

Nope doesn't work, when I click cancel all it does is open it as if I had simply clicked on it to pay it. And the only option from there is pay.
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Re: World Health Organization COVID Fund Invoice Scam

How did u cancel. Every time I hit the cancel button it just brings me to pay invoice screen.