May 20, 2019
We recently became aware of a fraudulent email received by several COMMBUYS vendors which contained erroneous information about an upcoming bid and was accompanied by an attachment. If you receive the email referenced below, consider it spam. Note that our contacts at the Executive Office of Technology and Security Services have been notified.

If you have questions, please contact the COMMBUYS Help Desk at 888-MA-State (627-8283).

This is an example of the spam message that some COMMBUYS users have received.
From: eProcurement -
Sent: Wednesday, May 15, 2019 10:22 PM
Subject: Upcoming Bidding Opportunity with the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Good Day,

This email is to notify your organization of an upcoming bidding opportunity with the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, the Solicitation Number and Title are as followed- MS90076569. In order to bid on this opportunity, your organization will need to be registered and confirm with the e-procurement system. To register and confirm your business, please follow the attached provided, and click on the "Register" button in the page to login and provide your business EIN; this process takes approximately 10 minutes.
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