Victim Location 83706
Type of a scam Fake Invoice/Supplier Bill
On August 21, 2018, I received an email from Proterra (electric vehicle manufacturer) with an attached invoice for $12,340 USD.
The email simply stated: "This is to inform you that there is still an outstanding payment in the amount of $12,340 USD. We would appriciate it if this could be settled no later than the 20th.
I have attached the current invoice and the password for the document is: 1234"
I did not open the attachment. The sender was Dedra Reece, Accounts Receivable at ext. 8190. I had done no business with the company.
I verified that Proterra, Inc. was a valid company, that the phone number was valid, and called. I entered the extension number and got a message that it was invalid. I then spoke with a receptionist and explained the situation. She said that no one named Dedra Reece works at Proterra and that it was a scam…as I had suspected. She suggested blocking the sender’s email address and simply deleting the email.
I thought you and other businesses might want to know this.