Small Business Scams
Scams targeting small businesses come in various forms—from invoices for advertising or directory listings that were never requested to dubious office supplies that were never ordered.
Small business scams are becoming increasingly sophisticated and scammers will go to great lengths to convince you that the documents they send you or the offers they make are legitimate.
However, they can easily copy or modify letterheads, names and logos to make them look real, or set up a professional-looking but fake website. Scammers can even gain access to your supplier's email account and intercept emails without either of you realising.
Scammers recognise that small business operators are busy and have fewer resources than large businesses, so they aim to take advantage of that.
The ACCC has a Scam Watch website which provides information on common scans and is well worth a look. www.scamwatch.gov.au/get-help/protect-your-small-business