More fraud aimed at entrepreneurs in recent months
According to an article in De Telegraaf, fraud against entrepreneurs has been on the rise.
Defrauders have been taking advantage of the economic crisis by sending fake letters accusing entrepreneurs of defaulting on a payment. These letters usually come from a person claiming to be a curator of a bankrupt company.
Entrepreneurs with a history of default have a harder time receiving bank financing, so they have more incentive to pay these fake claims as soon as possible.
In other cases, companies use misleading information to trick entrepreneurs into buying a months-long contract for services like Internet guides. According to Telecom Paper, MKB-Nederland will take Johann Stuut companies to court over their misleading practices, including sending phantom invoices and misleading offers.
Several parties in the Tweede Kamer, including the SP, have recently announced their intention to introduce laws to improve existing fraud legislation and create a black list of companies that commit fraud.
If you think your company has been the victim of fraud in the Netherlands, you can call 088-7867372 or visit www.fraudehelpdesk.nl.