This is an example of a fraudulent invoice I received. I never made payment as I quickly realised that the invoice was fake. Reasons for this are listed below.
- The invoice looks like it was produced using a standard online template and does not look professional or genuine.
- There is no traceable company or business name.
- It says ‘VAT included’ but the VAT is not shown separately. If they were VAT registered they would detail their VAT registration number. It then says ‘this is not a VAT receipt’ which is contradictory.
- The address, when searched for online, does not reveal a business premises or anything to indicate a company address.
Please ensure you always receive a proper, legitimate invoice from customers. If in doubt you should always query it with your customer before making payment.