I recently picked
up a second contract with a client. Upon completion, I sent them two invoices
for the two contracts in the same email. When I checked my bank account
the next day, I noticed that a seemingly random (and much lower) sum had been
deposited, so I emailed the client to find out what was going on.
Me: Hi, I’ve
partial payment for these two contracts. Can you please confirm when the
remaining amount will be paid?
Client: Oh no,
it’s all paid. I used the amounts in the invoices you sent me.
Me: But this
is only around a third of the total of the two invoices.
Client: Yes, I
subtracted the amount of the smaller invoice from that of the larger invoice
and paid you the difference.