FRAUD ALERT: NOTICE TO VENDORS

Fradulent Requests for Quotation and Purchase Orders

NJIT wants to alert vendors to an active email scam involving “Requests for Quotation” and/or “Purchase Orders”.  While the university cannot prevent this illegal activity, we are actively working with law enforcement to investigate the origin of these fraudulent emails.

The investigation is ongoing. To date, some common traits of these fradulent emails include: 

  • The email message contains misspellings and awkward sentences
  • The sender’s email address or website link are not the same as the University’s standard email address
  • The sender’s email may be coming from an individuals name @njitedu.org
  • The contact names listed on the “Request for Quotation” or  “Purchase Order” are not in the department that would typically be placing orders
  • The delivery address is to a different address and not the university campus address
  • The logo used on the fradulent “Request for Quotation” or “Purchase Order” is not the university approved logo
  • The “Requests for Quotation” and “Purchase Order” is for large quantities of computer hard drives, memory, etc.; items that are easily resold and hard to trace

NJIT appreciates your important role in providing goods and services to the students, faculty and staff. If you believe you have received a fraudulent email from NJIT, we encourage you to contact Detective Sergeant Duenas of the NJIT Police Department at duenas@njit.edu  who is in charge of this investigation.

Thank you for your continued support and vigilance.