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Consumer Hotline:  Toll Free In VT (800) 649-2424 or (802) 656-3183


Fake Government Solicitations

Be on the lookout for solicitations in the guise of invoices from government offices that aren't actually affiliated with the Government.  Of particular concern are solicitations to businesses to file minutes, registrations, licenses, or permits from what appears to be the Vermont Secretary of State's Office, but derive from another entity entirely and may not convey accurate information.     

Always streamline processes within your business to filter out fake claims.  Establish requirements for authorizing payments.  Ensure your payment methods include a through verification process that flags any expense that is not valid.  If you aren't careful, your business could end up paying for fake services that are otherwise free or less costly.

Last modified April 06 2017 01:56 PM

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