Please be aware of active scams involving fraudulent quote requests and purchase orders. These scams begin with an email quote request to a supplier for specific merchandise. Subsequent to the quote, a fake purchase order is emailed to the business. The purchase order instructs delivery of merchandise to an address that is not affiliated with UCAR. After shipping the items, the business never receives payment.
While UCAR cannot prevent this illegal activity, we want to promote awareness of this scam and protect legitimate vendors from theft. For abundant information regarding the purchase order scam, see FBI’s website.
What you should do if you suspect fraudulent purchasing activity:
The Contracts team can promptly validate purchase orders and provide additional and appropriate information to legitimate vendors. Information regarding this scam is also being shared with UCAR vendors and suppliers.