Georgia Tech’s purchasing office reports that unknown persons have been attempting to use Georgia Tech’s credit references to open accounts with vendors.
In addition, some vendors have received a mocked-up version of a Georgia Tech purchase order (PO). These phony PO’s show a rendering similar to a real PO number issued by Georgia Tech.
Suppliers can validate official Georgia Tech Purchase Orders by going to the Vendor PO Validation page and entering the PO number received. Vendors who have questions should feel free to contact email@example.com
Last year, the Georgia Tech Procurement Assistance Center (GTPAC) warned businesses of similar scams involving colleges and universities in Mississippi and Minnesota. For further details and advice on how to avoid this type of fraud, please read: http://gtpac.org/2015/08/26/fraud-alert-beware-of-unsolicited-purchase-orders-and-other-possible-government-scams
- To see bidding opportunities with Georgia Tech, visit: https://bids.sciquest.com/apps/Router/PublicEvent?CustomerOrg=GIT
- To register as a vendor to do business with Georgia Tech, visit: https://vpa.procurement.gatech.edu/