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World Health Organization COVID Fund Invoice Scam

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Re: World Health Organization COVID Fund Invoice Scam

The following is a SCAM! Why would we have to take a scam charge off our PayPal account? If you haven't authorized it, it SHOULD NOT appear on your account.

"Here's your invoice"

"COVID-19 Relief Fund - Help Families Around The World sent you an invoice for $35.00 USD"

 

 

 
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Re: World Health Organization COVID Fund Invoice Scam

@gummibear363 

read the thread. We have posted how to do this numerous times.

It 'appears on your account' because it is an invoice. Any Paypal user can invoice anyone with an email address. This is a feature of Paypal. Don't pay it.

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I have the same $50. invoice in my account.  I have messaged PayPal and tried to cancel the invoice with no luck.  I tried in the resolution center and it was rejected.  I want this invoice gone and an explanation from PayPal as to why it is posted in my account! Has anyone had any luck removing the invoice?

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No, I've had ZERO luck at all.  I can't believe this, such a scam.

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Re: World Health Organization COVID Fund Invoice Scam

I have the same problem ! Just received an invoice for 50 and can remove it ! Have emailed PayPal no help !!!
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Yes I just went into PayPal and Activity, selected the invoice and on the right side there was a pulldown where you can select cancel
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I also got this and managed to delete the invoice via the website and not the app. I contacted PayPal and was not impressed with their lack of response to delete this from ALL accounts as they know the PayPal account that the money is going into. I just get the feeling that as they will get there fees from those who fall for this, they don’t give a damn. They should block these as part of there anti fraud process. But no , profits over people
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@FedUp24 wrote:
 as they know the PayPal account that the money is going into. I just get the feeling that as they will get there fees from those who fall for this, they don’t give a damn. They should block these as part of there anti fraud process.

Not following on this...we know at this point these are actual donation requests from the WHO. I and others have confirmed this with Paypal Support. Incredibly spammy and underhanded...but it is not a scammer impersonating WHO.

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Re: World Health Organization COVID Fund Invoice Scam

From the link in the invoice to a website , I emailed them and got the following reply: Thank you for your message. Please disregard this email. It is a phishing attempt and is in no way associated with the COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund. The COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund, WHO, or the UN Foundation have never and will never issue invoices requesting payment. If you receive any additional phishing emails, please report them here.
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Exactly. So where are the paypal support statements calling these genuine requests for donations? Sorry for being lazy. But it still seems to me they've allowed an imposter to penetrate their defenses. And as far as definitions of underhanded spam go, if this politicized org was officially permitted by pp to solicit, it seems far, FAR below standard to pose these requests as 'invoices' instead of simply sending a request as a message, etc.