FRAUD ALERT: False Government Purchase Order Scheme

The OIG is alerting vendors throughout the United States of a false purchase order scheme. The scheme consists of conspirators submitting false purchase orders to vendors through the use of fictitious email addresses made to resemble authentic Government email addresses. Specifically, conspirators misrepresent themselves and Department contractor employees to vendors and submit false purchase orders to vendors for products such as hard drives, computers, and toner cartridges. Shipments are routed out of the country, as vendors await payment.

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