Beware false invoices


In the last couple of days I have once again started to receive bogus invoices. The covering text at first glance is convicing as it refers to services which my company could conceivably order. The scam is similar to the old telex directory listing invoices in as much as the invoices are for small amounts, which in many companies could be automatically entered in the purchase ledger without checking.

There is also the risk that the e-mails carry spy ware which would assist in further fraud.

Some of the e-mails were sent from addresses which are clearly fake but in some cases they show the domain name of a bona fide supplier.

So in case of doubt delete.

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