Suppliers are being warned about a scam under which they are being targeted by a 'buyer' purporting to be from Tesco.
The email seen by diyweek.net comes from firstname.lastname@example.org and is supposedly sent on behalf of Tesco International pls, but Tesco has confirmed that this is not the case. The email subject reads 'Urgent Purchase Order', and the email reads:
Having gone through your listed products, we offer great interest to do a purchase agreement with your company (TESCO STORES). Please get back to us with the following information Please contact us via: email@example.com
1. Prices FOB
2. Payment terms
3. Delivery Period
5. Specified delivery date assuming from the Date of Order.
Please your quick reply will be highly appreciated [sic]
The email is signed:
Mrs. Bonny Curtis
New Tesco House
Delamare Road, Cheshunt,
However, GIMA director Neil Gow told diyweek.net: "It looks a bit like a scam and, having checked it with buyers at Tesco, it is a scam.
"I know no order is being placed at this stage but the unwary could simply waste some time responding, then find because an email comes back with a purchase order, that a less experienced person in a sales office processes it because they see their boss's name on it."