December 22, 2020 – Ottawa – A fraudulent email that claims to be from the Buyandsell.gc.ca service at Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) has been circulating. The email claims to be a reminder about an unpaid invoice and invites recipients to reply to an email address. If you receive this email, it’s a scam!
Please see the News Item from October 8, 2020 for information about previous fraudulent emails claiming to be from PSPC.
Please note that Buyandsell.gc.ca is a free and open website. There are no user fees for viewing information posted on Buyandsell.gc.ca or to use the notification services and Buyandsell.gc.ca will never issue a request for payment.
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 Eastern Standard/Daylight time.
For information about phishing messages, see the Government of Canada’s What is phishing? page.
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