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@jb1961 its not a hack at all. The invoices are created in the Paypal system and can only be sent to valid Paypal accounts. Somehow the spammer got a list of valid Paypal account emails and went to town. I am beginning to think this is not very widespread due to the few people complaining about it on various platforms. No big news outlet has picked this up yet, or even the tech press.
I have received an invoice for $20 from "Response Fund for WHO COVID-19 Solidarity". I had not heard of this and have not agreed to pay anything. Anyone else have this?
I received this too. An invoice was sent to my account just to get a donation. Some people who may also receive this will believe they have to pay the invoice. I have been trying to seek help from PayPal to cancel and block this request, but no luck yet. Responses from PayPal do not seem to address this specific issue. I could easily block if the group was in my send/receive funds contacts, but the organization is NOT in my contacts.
Hi. I got this by email but do not see it on my Paypal account? What is going on??? I agree with all people who wrote in.....definitely a scam.
I agree with you. I have been messaging PayPal most of the day, but they have been unable to offer an acceptable solution. The end result message so far has been that I should not worry about it. (I WILL worry about it every time I look at my account.)
I did message the organization behind this invoice, but have not heard back from them yet.
I also received this; what a joke - PayPal has been useless. Here is their response to me:
I received an invoice for something I didn’t ask for
I want it removed