Minnesota Department of Commerce Alerts Consumers of Fake Telecom Invoices

By KBJR News 1

Minnesota Department of Commerce Alerts Consumers of Fake Telecom Invoices

January 31, 2013 Updated Jan 31, 2013 at 11:05 AM CDT

St. Paul, MN (NNCNOW.com) -- The Minnesota Department of Commerce wants to aware small business owners of fake telecom invoices.

The Minnesota Department of Commerce says they have received reports from small business owners in the state who had obtained suspicious invoices from companies claiming to have provided their telecommunication services.

In light of the concern, the Minnesota Department of Commerce is urging businesses, churches, and non-profits to take extra precaution when handling invoices from unfamiliar telecom companies.

"Small businesses, non-profits, and churches often operate within a tight budget that does not allow for dollars to be wasted," said Commerce Commissioner Mike Rothman. "Exposing these types of scams is an important step towards strengthening our communities."

Fake invoice scams are letters hidden as invoices. They are sent out to a wide array of small businesses and other organizations requesting payment.

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