SCAMMERS – phishing, spam

Today I got a PayPal invoice purportedly from the COVID19RESPONSEFUND.ORG and WHO for $35. This is a group I had never contacted, and never donated to.

After contacting PayPal, PayPal claims that it is a legitimate invoice, so COVID19RESPONSEFUND.ORG and the WHO are sending people fake invoices for money and PayPal is enabling it.

PayPal says anyone can send anyone else an invoice and they can’t stop people like the COVID19RESPONSEFUND.ORG / WHO scammers from operating using PayPal.

Beware of the COVID19RESPONSEFUND.ORG/WHO scammers.

The content of the message:

“COVID-19 Relief Fund
Help us to expand our water, sanitation, hygiene, and health programs to save more lives. As COVID-19 spreads, it poses a grave danger to communities with struggling health systems.


The world has never faced a crisis like COVID-19. The pandemic is impacting communities everywhere. It’s never been more urgent to support the global response, led by the World Health Organization (WHO).

Donations support WHO’s work, including with partners, to track and understand the spread of the virus; to ensure patients get the care they need and frontline workers get essential supplies and information; and to accelerate research and development of a vaccine and treatments for all who need them.

Some donations also support additional Fund partners UNICEF, the World Food Programme, the UN’s refugee agency (UNHCR), the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA), and the vaccine development alliance CEPI.

Donors from Canada, China, Japan, or certain European countries, and the UK, may wish to give online to our Fund partners in these countries.”