Protect your business from Invoice Fraud
What is invoice fraud and how does it work?
- Your business receives an email claiming to be from a supplier/creditor advising of new bank account details to be used for future payments.
- The email will look very convincing and may even come from what appears to be the suppliers email address.
- The initial email may not come with an invoice, but if your business is conned into believing the email is real it means future legitimate payments will be paid directly into the fraudster’s account.
- By the time you realise the money has been paid to a fraudster it will have long disappeared.
FraudSMART has produced a short guide to protect your business from invoice fraud.