The Department of Consumer Protection is alerting the public about a business that has sent bogus invoices to companies and organizations in Connecticut. Consumer Protection Commissioner Jonathan A. Harris warns businesses and other organizations to avoid this, and similar schemes, by carefully verifying all invoices.
“We’ve received two complaints, and we’re confident that there are others in Connecticut who also received the invoice,” Harris said. “We’re aware that this solicitation has surfaced in other parts of the country as well. Businesses, and other organizations, should be on the lookout for ‘invoices’ from Website Backup, and, unless you verify that you’re actually a customer of this business, don’t send any payment. This solicitation is not acceptable as a means of ‘marketing’ a service, and the company so far has been cooperating with the department in its investigation.”