Don’t be fooled by scams and fake invoices

By Valérie Aston on 16 December 2010 · Viewed 4318 times · Questions

I keep publishing regular warnings about scams aimed particularly at auto entrepreneurs. With over 500 000 auto entrepreneurs registered, some companies with low business ethic are quick at doing the maths!

A few people on the forum have mentioned the fake RSI invoices and Registre des Creations letters, so here we go again… If you get a letter designed like an invoice with a suspicious amount, think twice and double check with me or your local Chambre du Commerce. As a reminder there are NO compulsory directory registrations (apart from artisans with Chambre de Metiers). As an auto entrepreneur there are NO extra charges out of your monthly or quarterly declarations.

Reminder of existing promotions designed as invoices:

  • New: 297,60€
  • New: Registre des Creations for 119,60€
  • New: Société de Référencement sur Internet for 249€ for one quarter
  • France Annuaire On-Line d’Entreprises 957€
  • Registre des Societes Nouvellements Crees for 80€
  • Annuaire Telecom 118 for 260€

Other known Scams

  • Fake RSI invoices with acronyms
  • Sites charging for auto entrepreneur registrations when it is 100% free

Feel free to add other offers you have come across via the comment form below.

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About the author: Valérie Aston

I've been helping people who want to start or already have a small business set up in France since 2009. After graduating from a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree, I worked as a senior marketing consultant in the UK and France for various International companies. I worked as a conseillère en création d'entreprises (senior business advisor) for BGE here in France and run this independent business on a daily basis.