Today we got a bill in the mail from a web listing provider noting an annual listing submission that needed to be paid. We quickly recognized that this was a bogus bill that we had never signed up for. Unfortunately, invoices like this are not all that uncommon and it becomes important to know what bills are legitimate.
Know Your Provider
Know where your website hosting and domain name(s) are purchased from. If you are familiar with whom you are supposed to be paying, you will be able to detect actual bills from the bogus ones. If you are not sure if a bill is real or not, ask your web design company.