Western Australian businesses and employees have been robbed of over half a million dollars in the past two years from scammers posing as bosses or suppliers.

Consumer protection agencies are warning businesses, especially finance departments to be vigilant when assessing invoices.

Since last year, $461,000 has been stolen from 15 companies through the supplier “payment diversion scams”.

Mr Hillyard from the Department of Consumer Protection said, “The business receives its invoices in the normal way but it’s actually being asked to send them to a different bank account.”

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