WHAT IS AN INVOICE SCAM?
This is when a business receives an emailed invoice from a supplier whose email account has been compromised by a criminal. The criminal will use the supplier’s real invoice, and simply change the bank account details to their own. Because the invoice looks legitimate, often the business doesn’t question the change in the bank details, and sends the payment to the criminal’s account.
A variation of this scam is when a business gets an email from a criminal pretending to be a supplier, asking to cancel a recent payment, and make the payment to a new account.