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I got a invoice for $50 from the World Health Organization on my paypal accout today. I contacted paypal but I haven't heard anything.
Its not from the WHO. Its from some yahoo creating invoices and sending them to random Paypal users. There is no hack, your account isn't compromised. You don't have to do anything. Let it sit there and rot.
So my invoice shows this web address. https://covid19responsefund.org/en/ (hyperlink removed. you can copy+paste to visit it)
Based on a bit of Googling, i found out that any other address other than the official link under www.who.int are all fake. The official link for Covid relief is this: https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/donate
The official link is also mentioned on this release from Staffordshire Police - https://www.supportstaffordshire.org.uk/sites/default/files/1.%20Cyber%20Advice%20Covid%2019.pdf
Below is the screenshot of my Invoice with the scam web address. A who-is lookup shows that it's registered via Godaddy, who generally are good with taking down scammy sites. Maybe if enough people tweet to Godaddy?
EDIT - had to add all the links again without the hyperlinks, as paypal just removes them!
I received a $50 invoice claiming to be for the COVID relief fund from WHO. The account that sent the invoice has the name “Senia <removed>.” I tried disputing the invoice through the “Resolution Center” but PayPal does not allow me to do so citing their “User Agreement.” And it looks like I can’t get a hold of any human being from PayPal customer service to get any help.
I also just received an invoice from Senia <removed> for $50. I can’t cancel the invoice due to the User Agreement apparently and can’t contact anyone real at PayPal either.
I received an invoice for $50 this morning too! I want it deleted altogether so it doesn’t accidentally get paid. Does anyone know how to do that? UPDATE: I figured out how to delete it & also reported it to PayPal. Hopefully no one falls for this scam. Thanks for the thread & the help!
The Invoice can be canceled. Go to your Activity list. You should see a cancel button. You can include a nice message that is sent to the solicitor when you do.