Vendors and OSU staff should be aware that vendors continue to report that they are receiving requests for quotes or orders using OSU contact information and in fact, this activity has increased significantly. If you are unaware of the scam, vendors receive requests for quotes or purchase orders for goods where the name and billing address information is accurate but the email, phone number, and fax number are fake. The shipping address is always a non-OSU address, oftentimes identified as a “research” address.
If any companies receive requests for quotes, credit line establishment, or purchases from any names shown in this sample fraudulent order, DO NOT PLACE THE ORDER. If you are uncertain if the order is from PaCS, please contact us at Contact Us as soon as possible.
We highly encourage vendors who are victims of these scams to go to the FBI website at www.ic3.gov to report the scam online.