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World Health Organization COVID Fund Invoice Scam

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Re: World Health Organization COVID Fund Invoice Scam

The scammer has disabled the cancel button. Here's the workaround. Using a browser click the "cancel" button. It opens the invoice instead. Go to the address bar & at the end of the address string put ?action=cancel & enter enter. A cancel dialog box should appear. Be sure to type as your reason- "I did not request this invoice. I will not pay this invoice. I am canceling this invoice". If successful the invoice amount will have a strike through it & show canceled. If you are in a non-English country you will need to do some trial an error to find the cancel action string that works for your language.
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Re: World Health Organization COVID Fund Invoice Scam

The scammer has NOT disabled the cancel button. As we have established, there is a coding bug on Paypal's website which does not add the ?action=cancel to the url of the destination page. You can easily reproduce and confirm this.

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Re: World Health Organization COVID Fund Invoice Scam

Just got one, an invoice for $50. Trust that Paypal best fix this fast or head will roll if ANY money disappears from my account!
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Re: World Health Organization COVID Fund Invoice Scam

HERE IS THE SOLUTION: open the invoice in a browser so you are viewing the open invoice in a browser. Then at the top of the browser where it has the URL just add this to the end of the URL.... ?action=cancel It should look something like this when you're done.. https://www.paypal.com/invoice/payerView/details/INV2-PCZP-3B3N-GC1H-SXRH?action=cancel Once you have added the ?action=cancel on the end then hit enter... This will pop up a cancellation window. You can select send me an email if you want then hit cancel. Now when you go back to your account (you may need to refresh completely for it to be shown properly....) You will still see the invoice listed but it will have a cancelled status. Thanks and have a nice day! (Btw I did this on Android, using Firefox, but should work with any browser.)
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Re: World Health Organization COVID Fund Invoice Scam

Thank you so much!! This worked for me. (on iPhone) it’s awful that PayPal isn’t doing anything about this issue.
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Re: World Health Organization COVID Fund Invoice Scam

I am able to validate this solution. I hope you have posted this in the main threads. THANK YOU!!!!
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Re: World Health Organization COVID Fund Invoice Scam

Same here. Mine was allegedly for the WHO COVID-19 "relief fund", yet the name of the requestor says "Ronee Dizon". Mine was for $50. PayPal not helping over the phone, can only wait for hours for the automated messaging center to respond. Frustrated beyond belief. PayPal better sort this out soon. 😠

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Re: World Health Organization COVID Fund Invoice Scam

I had it for $50, it went to my PayPal account but the email address on the invoice was for another email account. I've managed to delete the invoice
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Re: World Health Organization COVID Fund Invoice Scam

It wouldn't work on my android phone but worked on my microsoft laptop using google chrome
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Re: World Health Organization COVID Fund Invoice Scam

I received this too for $50. I messaged paypal and was able to cancel the invoice on my computer. Just click activity and then there should be a cancel button next to the invoice. Click cancel. I hope this is helpful.