Jackley Warns Organizations of Telecommunications Services Invoice Scam

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

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PIERRE, S.D. – Attorney General Marty Jackley warns business owners and government offices to be cautious of solicitations masked as invoices for telecommunications services they did not authorize. The Attorney General’s Consumer Protection Division has received numerous calls from businesses and government offices statewide who have received an invoice for $425 for a "telecom maintenance agreement" from a company believed to be out of California.

"The invoices will serve as future sales pitches from these companies," said Jackley. "Nowhere on these invoices are there disclaimers that explain what their intent will be. These invoices look legitimate and are being paid without question. It is imperative that organizations question the validity prior to submitting payment."

If you have questions about this scam, contact the Attorney General’s Consumer Protection Division at 1-800-300-1986 or at consumerhelp@state.sd.us.