Beware of invoice fraud!
Have you ever paid an invoice, but some time later received a reminder to pay it? Then you were possibly a victim of invoice fraud. This fraud involves scammers falsifying invoices by intercepting a genuine paper or electronic invoice and changing the account number.
The Economic Inspectorate has found that the number of reports about invoice fraud has increased and so wants to warn consumers and businesses. For example, there was recently a wave of scams with false GDPR invoices (fr).
Have you paid a fake invoice?
- check with the supplier, in case there has been an error
- contact the banks involved as soon as possible, to report the fraud
- report it on report.belgium.be
You can find more information on the website of FPS Economy (fr).
The following video (fr) also gives some tips on avoiding invoice fraud: