DGS has been alerted to fraudulent activity aimed at defrauding State of California vendor & bidder community. These activities include but are not limited to:
1. Issuance of fraudulent Purchase Orders (PO) being sent from what appears to be a legitimate DGS email address from an actual DGS employee. While these POs may appear to be legitimate, they are not.
2. Issuance of a Spoof email requesting vendors validate contact details to ensure they do not miss bidding opportunities.
3. Emails containing a hyperlink to an unknown destination to update vendor contact information.
In light of these activities, DGS Procurement Division encourages all vendors to be diligent and exercise best practices to ensure your cyber security. If you believe you may have received a fraudulent PO, please utilize the resource below to help protect yourself from falling victim to these scams.
DGS remains committed to informing you and providing resources in order to address this issue.