Today I received a PayPal request for payment for over $41000 from a party I don't know with a gmail address that looks like it was created just for scamming. Obviously I cancelled it, but is there anything I can to do to report this request as abuse/scam? Presumably a PayPal account prepared to receive that much money is connected to real banking information that could be used to identify the scammer. I could not however find any workflow for reporting it.

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    @RobertLongson: That doesn't seem to be a match because it's not a fake message. It was an actual unsolicited and unauthorized invoice. I did not interact with the email but logged into PayPal, saw it there as a bill, and opened it and clicked cancel. It's still there in "canceled" state but has no UI elements to report it as fraudulent. Mar 16, 2022 at 3:11
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    Close Voters - This doesn't seem like OP is asking for product recommendations. Just a way to report fraud. Also it has useful answer. I think this should be re-opened.
    – JohnFx
    Mar 17, 2022 at 0:10

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Paypal has a security centre that discusses how to report

Follow the instructions to report your concerns to them and any other parties.


Forward suspicious email to [email protected] When you aren't sure if a message that appears to be from PayPal is really from them, don't click on any links, call any listed phone numbers, or download attachments. Forward the entire email to [email protected] and delete it from your inbox.

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