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Wednesday, May 11 2022 at 1:43 pm

PayPal Invoice Scam Notice

The VCU Information Security Office has been receiving increasing reports of a new type of scam called the PayPal Invoice Scam from inside the VCU community. The scam works by leveraging the Paypal invoice feature to send a recipient an actual invoice for a service they did not request. This scam has two ways of working:

  1. The recipient will need to click on the link, login into Paypal, and choose to pay the invoice, or
  2. The recipient calls the scammer's number located on the invoice and the scammer will attempt to extract personal details from the recipients (e.g. DoB, Credit card number, SSN, etc).

Trend Micro has posted a good account on this Paypal Invoice Scam at Watch Out for Risenest LLC PayPal Invoice Scam | Trend Micro News.

If you are not expecting a PayPal invoice, then:

  1. Do not click on the link

  2. Do not call the number listed on the Paypal invoice.

If you have any questions, please contact the IT Support Center at 828-2227 or

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