12:30 p.m. (EDT) Wednesday, the Indiana Attorney General’s Office began
receiving dozens of calls from people around the country asking about an
invoice e-mailed to them which appeared to come from the AG’s Office.
worded e-mail stated: “Kindly find the enclosed invoice and advice ASAP.
contained the name of an individual who works for a state contractor
followed by an address and phone numbers corresponding to Attorney General’s
Medicaid Fraud Control Unit.
These invoices are
not legitimate and should not be paid nor answered in any manner by those
receiving them, the Attorney General’s Office said.
receiving these fake invoices are asked to file a complaint with the
Consumer Protection Division in order to document this scam. Complaints may
be made by calling (800) 382-5516.
remember never to click on links in suspicious e-mails,” the AG’s Office
added. “Clicking on links can result in computer viruses and other harmful