The Department of General Services (DGS) has been alerted to activity aimed at defrauding state of California agencies and the vendor and bidder community. These activities include but are not limited to:
- Issuance of fraudulent purchase orders (PO) being sent from what appears to be a legitimate DGS employee and email address.
- Issuance of a spoof email requesting vendors validate contact details to ensure they do not miss bidding opportunities.
- Emails containing a hyperlink to an unknown destination to update vendor contact information.
In light of these activities, DGS Procurement Division encourages all vendors and bidders to be diligent and exercise best practices to ensure your cyber security.