Fake business directory invoices sent to auto-entrepreneurs

By Valérie Aston on 7 December 2009 · Viewed 10806 times · Questions

As I mentioned in a previous post, many auto-entrepreneurs are receiving unsolicited invoices for business directories and phone directories. The letters consist of promotional offers designed to look like formal invoices and range from 80€ to 957€.

There are NO compulsory business or phone directory registrations for auto-entrepreneurs. Chances are if you never heard from the business or phone directory, neither will you customers! Some ‘‘invoices” are being sent from companies based in Spain or Austria, another gievaway… Have a look at the samples below.

Examples of fake invoices for business or phone directories

Examples of scams or marketing campaigns of extremely bad taste:

  • France Annuaire On-Line d’Entreprises 957€
  • Registre des Societes Nouvellements Crees for 80€
  • Annuaire Telecom 118 for 260€

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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.