We’ve written about this before, and it’s time to repeat our advice:
Watch out for government contract-related scams!
Counselors from the Georgia Tech Procurement Assistance Center (GTPAC) hear from business people every week who tell us about schemes designed to take their money in return for little or nothing of value in their pursuit of government contracts.
One of the latest examples we received actually came from the purchasing office of the State of Oregon warning us to ignore a bogus email that invites vendors to update their contact information in order to receive details on upcoming contract opportunities. By clicking on the link, vendors would actually be uploading data about their company — such as bank routing information — which would be used for exploitation.
To see our earlier warnings, read these stories: