PayPal invoice is it a scam

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Is this a scam had an email from PayPal.com address for an invoice screenshot below never ordered anything has my account been accessed says PayPal will automatically take payment in next 24 hours I did not authorise anything

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  • MikeJXE
    MikeJXE Posts: 3,122 Forumite
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    I had that once, my card had been cloned,

    have you singed up to paypal.com rather than paypal.co.uk

  • MikeJXE
    MikeJXE Posts: 3,122 Forumite
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    Further remove you payment instructions from paypal

  • johncas1
    johncas1 Posts: 172 Forumite
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    edited 2 May 2023 at 9:54PM
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    No I only use PayPal.co.uk that's what me messages come from all the emails I ever get from PayPal.co.uk

  • MikeJXE
    MikeJXE Posts: 3,122 Forumite
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    The amount is in $ thats what made me ask

    You need to call them pronto

  • johncas1
    johncas1 Posts: 172 Forumite
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    Will call them been on the PayPal app there is nothing showing there no invoices showing

  • MikeJXE
    MikeJXE Posts: 3,122 Forumite
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    Do not call them on the invoice number google eBay number or contact them through your account

    This is the exact same as mine, the amount didn't show on mine either because it was paypal.com

  • datz
    datz Posts: 160 Forumite
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    edited 3 May 2023 at 3:13AM
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    Yes, your instinct is correct - this is a scam.

    Any paypal user can send another user an invoice. So, while it is a real invoice sent through the Paypal system (definitely do not pay it), the ultimate goal is to get you to call that (scam) number on the invoice. They will then try to perpetrate one of the usual scams on you once you reach out to them.

    They are using Paypal as a way of evading spam filters and for higher engagement. Treat it like any other unsolicited contact.

  • booneruk
    booneruk Posts: 329 Forumite
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    Where did the text "This invoice has been reported" come from?

    Was it already in the email, or did you interact with a button in the email to make that appear? If the latter then be careful clicking any links in an email you suspect as being a scam - you might have just told the scammers "This email address exists, feel free to continue sending scams here"
  • soolin
    soolin Posts: 72,328 Ambassador
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    It’s a scam, been doing the rounds for ages. You are supposed to panic and phone the number on the message or clicking any links. 
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  • baser999
    baser999 Posts: 1,144 Forumite
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    Forward it to spoof@paypal.com
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