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'Tesco' prices-request email is a scam

Published: 8 April 2013
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 heritageindia2002@gmail.com 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: businasspurchase@hotmail.com

Please Quote.

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,
Hertfordshire, England
EN8 9SL
www.tescoplc.com

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."

Comments

Published prior to March 2014
By CV. ATLANTEAK
Our Company get similar scam mail !!!!!

Dear Sir/Madam,

Thank you for your response to our inquiry.
All you need to do is to login with your email address that you are
using in corresponding with us) fill your email and your password,
which will redirect you to our PO page.Our PO file is too large to
send as attachment. All sizes and specifications are detailed in the
PO. Below is the link to a shared file,kindly download the attachment in
the folder to get full details of our order including required
quantity and pictures of a sample we required So you will be required to Copy the
link
below to log in with this very email ID to have access to this
protected sample page.
please login or verify with your correct email and password or copy the link:

Click: http://TESCO-LLC.TK.


kindly view our order before sending your Proforma Invoice, but note
that we have restructured our order so our first order will not exceed
$305,000.00


Thank You!
Best Regards
Mrs.Bonny Curtis
New Tesco House
Delamare Road, Cheshunt,
Hertfordshire, England
EN8 9SL
www.tescoplc.com

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