Notice to Vendors: Fraudulent Activity
Please be on high alert for emails requesting quotations or purchase orders that purport to originate from the Texas Military Department (TMD) but are in fact fraudulent. While the TMD cannot prevent this illegal activity, we will work with law enforcement to assist with any investigation of these fraudulent emails.
Common themes of these fraudulent emails that may help reduce risk to your company becoming a financial victim of this scam:
- The email message is poorly written, with misspellings and awkward sentence structure
- The sender's email address may appear to be valid, but may also include email addresses like Military-Texas.us
- The message requests shipment/delivery of products to non-TMD addresses
- The message may include an attachment that is designed to look like a purchase order, may include a logo or other graphic, and a signature that may look legitimate. TMD does not publish solicitations with handwritten signatures.
If you believe you have received a fraudulent email that appears to be from TMD, you may forward it to firstname.lastname@example.org