Fraudulent Proof of Payment Scam Tips

Please take note of the following information when receiving proof of payment:

  • Check what type of deposit was made i.e. cash deposits or electronic transfer of funds.
  • For electronic transfer of funds either verify the payment with the customer’s bank and/or wait for the funds to reflect in your account.
  • With cash deposits, check your bank account to ensure funds deposited have been reflected. Never be pressured to release goods, regardless of who is requesting the release.
  • Check the proof of payment presented to you for signs that it may be fraudulent such as, spelling mistakes, text which is not properly aligned, different fonts used, errors and possible changes to the banking details.