Advice on procurement fraud
Anglo American has recently become the focus of phishing and procurement related scams in which fraudsters try to extract personal information, goods or money by pretending to be Anglo American. These typically take the form of requests for quotations (RFQ’s) or similar purchase requests.
How to spot fraudulent emails and purchasing-related documentation
The email and documentation may look convincing. But, you’ll know it’s fraudulent if:
- The email address is different to this format: firstname.lastname@example.org
It’s asking for upfront deposits, security deposits or fees for accessing tender documentation. We’d never do this.
It’s asking for your bank details – remember that as a supplier, we capture and verify your banking details during your registration phase, when we require any updates to your details - we will not do this on an RFQ.
It’s asking for samples upfront.
It’s out of the blue: you receive a quotation request even if you did not do any work with Anglo American in the past. Our normal process is to contact prospective suppliers to let them know about an opportunity and typically conduct a site briefing to discuss our requirements.
Don’t respond to an email you think might be fraudulent
If you feel that this may be a valid request, then please contact your Anglo American Supply Chain contact who will take your information and verify whether this is a legitimate request.
If you receive a suspicious email, or want to find out more, you can help us by sending this email to email@example.com or to your Anglo American supply chain contact.
Find out how to become a supplier for Anglo American here.