October 8, 2020 – Ottawa – A second fraudulent email that claims to be from the Office of Small and Medium Enterprises at Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) has been circulating. The email includes a blue button inviting recipients to click to register in a bid system. If you receive this email claiming to be from PSPC that asks you to click on a clickable button, it’s a scam!
This is the second reported occurrence. Please see the News Item from September 5, 2020.
Communications from the Office of Small and Medium Enterprises (OSME) include web links (URLs) to the Buyandsell.gc.ca web site where recipients can access federal tender notices to find information about the opportunity and instructions on how to bid.
Please also note that you may receive procurement related communications from PSPC by email if you have:
- subscribed to the Buyandsell.gc.ca email, RSS or Atom notification services for tenders or news updates
- registered as a supplier in a PSPC supplier database, such as Supplier Registration Information, SELECT, the Centralized Professional Services ePortal
- registered to attend an OSME supplier event, webinar or other information sessions
- responded to a tender opportunity and are contacted by the contracting authority
If you have any questions or have received a fraudulent email, please contact the national InfoLine at 1-800-811-1148. The line is staffed Monday to Friday from 08:00 to 17:00 ET.
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