ITIC circular: Coronavirus fraud
ITIC has received reports of fraudulent invoices being submitted to owners for the provision of medical testing services in relation to the coronavirus.
Fraudulent invoices often contain errors which can be detected. For example, one invoice we have seen had an incorrect flag for the vessel. A simple check with the Master confirmed that the invoice was fraudulent.
Members responsible for settling disbursement accounts, especially ship managers, are urged to be vigilant.
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