Recently there have been a number of instances of individuals contacting suppliers claiming to be an agent or officer of one of our BCN institutions. The contact is made through an email requesting items to be purchased and then providing fake purchase orders to the supplier. The emails are frequently poorly written as are the fake purchase orders, but some of them look to be authentic. And suppliers are reluctant to turn away business.
If you receive any inquiry from a supplier asking about the validity of an order or a request for quotes, refer the supplier immediately to BCN Purchasing firstname.lastname@example.org, (775) 784-6552.