Notice to Vendors: Fraudulent Activity
Please be on high alert for emails requesting quotations or purchase orders that purport to originate from the Department of Information Resources (DIR) but are in fact fraudulent. While the DIR cannot prevent this illegal activity, we are actively working with law enforcement to investigate these fraudulent emails.
Common themes of these fraudulent emails that may help reduce risk to your company becoming a financial victim of this scam:
The email message is poorly written, with misspellings and awkward sentence structure
The sender's email address may appear to be valid, but may also include email addresses like DIR-Texasgov.org
The message requests shipment/delivery of products to non-DIR addresses
The message may include an attachment that is designed to look like a purchase order, may include a logo or other graphic, and a signature that may look legitimate. DIR does not publish solicitations with handwritten signatures.
If you believe you have received a fraudulent email that appears to be from DIR, you may forward it to
Hershel Becker. You may also contact