Among other things, office supply scams con businesses into paying for products they didn’t order. To prevent your company from falling victim to phony invoice and fake promotional schemes, designate one or two buyers to follow specific procedures for documenting and approving purchases. Buyers should instruct vendors to include your company’s purchase order numbers on shipment documents. When merchandise is received, they need to verify that the invoice and box contents match. Only then should buyers send the bill of lading to accounts payable for reconciliation with the order. Questions? Contact us.