Scammers will often send invoice mailings encouraging recipients to quickly write a check before a pending due date. These mailings are very misleading, and have been carefully designed to look like an official company invoice.
To protect your company from spending money on purchases you don’t want or never made in the first place, here are a few best practices to employ:
Read the entire invoice carefully.
If it looks like an invoice for something you don’t remember purchasing, take caution. False invoices often fail to include tax invoice details, remittance details and invalid or incorrectly formatted goods and service tax (GST) numbers. These invoices often also include incorrect/invalid dates and sloppy grammar.
Check for an official company logo and address.
Legitimate MHC invoices will always include the company logo, address, website and email address. If you see an invoice with unrecognizable contact information or without an official company logo, you have reason to be suspicious.
If you’re even a little unsure, call and ask.
MHC is committed to providing customers with quality products and services, ensuring total customer satisfaction. If anything looks suspicious or unclear in an invoice you’ve received, please call your local MHC representative and ask to clarify the details.
When you truly believe it’s a scam, report it.
If you receive a solicitation you believe to be a scam, save the envelope and letter, and contact the Postal Service fraud division or the Federal Trade Commission.