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World Health Organization COVID Fund Invoice Scam

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Esteemed Advisor

Re: Donations for world health organisation

@VsUrumov 

 

Yep lots getting them, just ignore or cancel if there is a cancel option.

No one has hacked your account, scammers send them out to any email addresses as they can and as some of those are actually linked to paypal accounts they show up on your account.


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Contributor

Re: Donations for world health organisation

Also forward those and the original notifications to spoof@paypal.com for investigation.

You'll help prevent other people from being scammed if Paypal can shut down the fraudulent accounts

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Re: Donations for world health organisation


@quietgirl wrote:

Also forward those and the original notifications to spoof@paypal.com for investigation.

You'll help prevent other people from being scammed if Paypal can shut down the fraudulent accounts


That does nothing. They are not spoof or phishing emails/notifications. They are legitimate emails and notifications from Paypal's system.

The invoices themselves are what are fraudulent.

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Re: Donations for world health organisation

I don’t know exactly how to prevent it, but since I changed my password, I haven’t received another one. Click on the invoice- at the top of the page is the web address. After the very last letter, add this: ? action=cancel- so ? immediately after the last letter, space, then “action=cancel” and hit enter. You should see a window pop up giving you the option to cancel the invoice.
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35.00 donation

I just received an invoice for 35.00 for COVID donations. WTF???
I swear I will get my lawyer involved if this is something going against me
It may just be 35.00 but its the principle of it. I'm not paying a damn thing and will suspend this account.
I dont use it anyway

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Contributor

Re: 35.00 donation

Cancel the invoice and forward it and the original notifications to spoof@paypal.com for investigation. 

Anyone can send you an invoice for anything,  but Paypal should be reviewing accounts trying to impersonate charities.

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Moderator

Re: World Health Organization COVID Fund Invoice Scam

Hi everyone,

Thank you for your posts. We are very sorry for the confusion and frustration you may have experienced regarding the recent unsolicited donations invoices you may have received. Our teams are actively working to detect and remediate this fraudulent activity. Our customers should never pay an unsolicited invoice.

Customers may also cancel unwanted invoices from your account by following these steps:

· Log into your PayPal account
· Navigate to the “Activities” tab from the header options
· Locate the invoice and hit “Cancel”

After locating the invoice, if you see that it is already canceled, no further action is needed. If you have any questions about your account and wish to speak with a representative, please visit the Contact Us page to find contact options.

 

Olivia

 

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Scam Invoices

I just received two invoices for $35 from the WHO (certainly a fake WHO account) asking for Covid-19 relief. How can I block or delete these invoices?
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Contributor

Re: Scam Invoices

Me too. I received a $35 invoice from (not world health org, altho it looks like it) a random email address. It was unsolicited and fortunately i noticed it, and didnt accidentally hit "pay invoice" unfortunately i bet e few people did pay it. I do think paypal should actually do something about this. Theres 36 posts here,so its widespread. They should investigate. Block the sender, freeze the account, and warn people, instead of just watching us trying to resolve it via the communtity. I bet the scammers made quite a bit of money from it, so ecpect more in the future... Good luck, and keep a close eye on yoyr paypal transactions!
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World Health organization

I just received an invoice from the world health organization for 35.00. What is this for?