Hillsborough Warns of Fake Emails Targeting Businesses
Hillsborough County, Fla. (Nov. 13, 2019) - Hillsborough County is warning businesses to be aware of a scam in which fraudulent emails are being sent to vendors using a signature block that appears to be from Hillsborough County Procurement Services.
The emails usually request a quotation for a list of items, followed by an email with further instructions or what appears to be a County purchase order. The County is taking steps to identify and hold accountable the offending parties.
How do you know if an email is really from Hillsborough County? When communicating with potential and existing suppliers:
Hillsborough County does not solicit or request quotations using email or communication methods outside of iSupplier (Oracle).
All purchase orders issued by Hillsborough County are sent through iSupplier.
If you receive a questionable email or other correspondence and want to verify its accuracy or authenticity, please call (813) 272-5790 or email ProcurementServices@HCFLGov.net. The Department of Homeland Security has valuable information to help your business identify email fraud and protect against cybersecurity threats at www.us-cert.gov/ncas/tips.