FBI Warns of Fraudulent Invoice Scam

July 1, 2014

MUNCIE, Ind. - The FBI and Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) are warning businesses that a specific email fraud scam is escalating. This scam normally involves a person receiving an email at their business address that seems to be a legitimate invoice from a vendor requesting payment via a wire transfer to a designated bank account. The FBI reports that the emails are altered to make it difficult to identify the true sender of the email and is usually not caught until after the money has been transferred. 

If you receive an unexpected email that you believe to be a legitimate invoice from a vendor and the payment method has been changed from the norm, call the vendor to validate the request before processing.