Victims of fake invoice scams can seek help from various resources. They can report the scam to their local law enforcement agency or to the Federal Trade Commission in the U.S. They can also report the scam to the Internet Crime Complaint Center. If the scam involved a financial transaction, they should contact their bank or credit card company immediately. Additionally, they can seek advice from consumer protection agencies or non-profit organizations that specialize in fraud prevention and recovery.

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One can educate themselves about various forms of online scams by staying updated with the latest news on cybercrime and online fraud. It's also beneficial to follow cybersecurity blogs, forums, and social media channels. Participating in online security webinars and workshops can also be helpful. Moreover, understanding the common signs of scams such as unsolicited requests, pressure tactics, too good to be true offers, and requests for personal information can also aid in recognizing scams.

PayPal has several preventive measures in place to combat fake invoice scams. They have a dedicated security team that monitors transactions for suspicious activity. They also use advanced machine learning algorithms to detect and prevent fraudulent transactions. PayPal also provides educational resources to its users about how to recognize and avoid scams. Additionally, they encourage users to report any suspicious emails or transactions to them. Lastly, PayPal has a policy of not sending invoices or payment requests via email, so any such emails should be treated with suspicion.

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