Fraudulent purchase order activity: Recent notice to suppliers

This notice was supplied to current active suppliers within Macquarie University’s purchasing database.


Macquarie University has recently become aware of fraudulent activity that is targeting Macquarie University and other suppliers.

This electronic scam involves requests for quotations and establishment of a credit account, then a subsequent issue of a purchase order, which purports to come from Macquarie University but is in fact fraudulent. In some cases the fraud has involved completing an online request for information/quotation through the supplier’s website.

It appears the scam operates through the ordering of goods which when delivered, are then transferred elsewhere and the supplier does not receive payment for the goods.

The University has informed the relevant law enforcement agencies and we will work with those agencies to investigate this fraudulent activity.

Information for suppliers

Though the investigation is ongoing we are aware of some common traits or themes of the fraudulent activity and its origin. These are as follows:

  • The sender’s email address is not from the University’s email address domain which is @mq.edu.au. Fraudulent emails have been received by suppliers from:
  • The email message is poorly written, with misspellings and awkward sentence structure.
  • The email requesting a quotation or attaching a purchase order will appear to be from a staff member at Macquarie University’s accounts payable division.
  • The purchase order will include a delivery address that is typically a warehousing and/or distribution centre that is NOT associated with the University’s current delivery address (Unit 2, Warehouse C, 68 Waterloo Road, Macquarie Park NSW 2113 Australia).
  • The phone number in the email will include the prefix ’61 2 8317′ (The University’s phone numbers all have the prefix 9850).

In the event that you suspect fraud in any way please contact your local law enforcement agency.

Macquarie University values its relationship with its suppliers and greatly appreciates your cooperation in reporting instances of suspected fraud to poscam@mq.edu.au.

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  1. This email receive Today:
    From : Andrew Hallman
    To: sales@adscene.com.au

    Subject: inquiry
    ——————————————
    Hello,
    We would like you to quote for us the below specification and quantities of storage device in all our Edu-centers across Australia.

    1…USB FLASH DRIVES 32GB……5000 PCS
    2…USB FLASH DRIVES 32GB (OTG)……5000 PCD
    my pleasure to inform you that our University has chosen to open a net 30 account with your company for the forthcoming project.
    Please do quote your best price with discount and kindly let me know what your requirements are and along with a quote and leads time for the items listed above.
    Thanks for your anticipated response
    Regards
    Andrew Hallman
    Director of Procurement
    Macquarie University,
    Balaclava Road,
    North Ryde NSW, 2109,
    Ph: 61894683519

  2. This arrived in my emails yesterday.

    From: Macquarie Uni Procurement [mailto:purchsdept@gmail.com]
    Sent: Monday, 24 June 2019 3:25 AM
    To: Lumina BSA :: Sales
    Subject: Quote


    Attention: Inside Sales
    Macquarie University nominates your company as an eligible bidder to provide quote for some products within your line card.
    Kindly indicate interest by responding to this email to receive our “Invitation to quote” paperwork.

    Best Regards

    Andrew Hallman
    Contracts and General Procurement
    Macquarie University
    North Ryde NSW, 2109,
    Australia
    Phone: +61 2 8310 6956
    Fax: +61 2 8317 3617

  3. I received the following today, reply address is purchasing@mcuninv.org

    Macquarie Uni Procurement

    20 Jun 2019, 18:34 (14 hours ago)

    to enq


    Attention: Inside Sales
    Macquarie University nominates your company as an eligible bidder to provide quote for some products within your line card.
    Kindly indicate interest by responding to this email to receive our “Invitation to quote” paperwork.

    Best Regards

    Andrew Hallman
    General Procurement & Contracts
    Macquarie University
    North Ryde NSW, 2109,
    Australia
    Phone: +61 2 8310 6956
    Fax: +61 2 8317 3617

  4. We received today the following email fom purchasing[at]macq-unv.org:
    (email will also be forwarded to the above mentioned email poscam[at]mq.edu.au)

    Sales,

    Kindly advise if your company can supply us any of the below AED defibrillators

    Lifeline Defibrillator
    Heartsine Defibrillator
    LifePak CR Plus Defibrillator
    HeartStart Defibrillator
    Powerheart Defibrillator
    Zoll AED Plus Defibrillator

    Please indicate the maximum quantity you can supply at a time, the lead time, and ETA

    Payment terms: Net 30 days from the date of invoice

    We look forward to receiving your formal quote as soon as possible.

    Best Regards,

    Morris Mayer
    Senior Procurement Officer
    Macquarie University
    Balaclava Road
    North Ryde NSW 2109
    Australia
    Fax: +61 (0)2 9805 3000

  5. I received today below email for hardware order under MQ……

    Sales,

    Kindly advise if your company can supply us any of the below hardware (We only need one brand out of the four)

    1. Microsoft Surface Laptop 2 (15-inch)
    Processor: Intel Core i7
    Memory: 16GB
    Storage: 1TB SSD

    2. Apple MacBook Pro (15-inch)
    Processor: 2.6GHz 6-core-Intel Core i7 processor, Turbo Boost up to 4.3GHz
    Memory: 16GB 2400MHz DDR4 memory
    Storage: 1TB SSD storage

    3. HP ZBook 15 G5 Mobile Workstation
    Processor: Intel Core i7-8850H vPro
    Memory: 32 GB DDR4-2666 SDRAM
    Storage: 1TB PCIe NVMe SSD

    4. Dell XPS 15 2-in-1
    Processor: 8th Generation Intel® Core i7-8705G
    Memory: 16GB DDR4-2400MHz Integrated
    Storage: 1TB PCIe Solid State Drive

    Please indicate the lead time, ETA and maximum quantity you can supply at a time.

    We look forward to receiving your formal quote as soon as possible.

    Best Regards,

    Morris Mayer
    Senior Procurement Officer
    Macquarie University
    Balaclava Road
    North Ryde NSW 2109
    Australia
    Fax: +61 (0)2 9805 3000

  6. We received below with a MQ request for quotation form (RFQ Form No 4414)

    Attn to Sales Department,

    We are checking for the availability of Attachment Products

    Here is our attached RFQ Form.

    Kindly do fill and or get back to us via email with a quote /prices

    We shall be looking forward to your feedback.

    Best Regards
    Michael Robertson
    Purchasing Director

    The Office of Health Affairs
    Macquarie University

    Balaclava Road, North Ryde
    NSW, 2109, Australia
    Ph:+ 0290995719
    Fax:+0290995728
    Email: purchasing01@macq-unv.org
    Office of Strategic Procurement Services

  7. Purchasing Dept

    Wed, May 29, 12:02 PM (4 days ago)

    to me
    Sales,

    Kindly advise if your company can supply us any of the below hardware

    1. Microsoft Surface Laptop 2 (15-inch)
    Processor: Intel Core i7
    Memory: 16GB
    Storage: 1TB SSD

    2. Apple MacBook Pro (15-inch)
    Processor: 2.6GHz 6-core-Intel Core i7 processor, Turbo Boost up to 4.3GHz
    Memory: 16GB 2400MHz DDR4 memory
    Storage: 1TB SSD storage

    3. HP ZBook 15 G5 Mobile Workstation
    Processor: Intel Core i7-8850H vPro
    Memory: 32 GB DDR4-2666 SDRAM
    Storage: 1TB PCIe NVMe SSD

    4. Dell XPS 15 2-in-1
    Processor: 8th Generation Intel® Core i7-8705G
    Memory: 16GB DDR4-2400MHz Integrated
    Storage: 1TB PCIe Solid State Drive

    Please indicate the lead time, ETA and maximum quantity you can supply at a time.

    Payment terms: Net 30 days invoice terms upon receiving our purchase order (PO)

    We look forward to receiving your formal quote as soon as possible.

    Best Regards,
    Morris Mayer
    Senior Procurement Officer
    Macquarie University

  8. Our company also received below email which looks fraudulent: –

    Begin forwarded message:

    From: “Macquarie Uni (Procurement & Logistics)”
    Subject: RFQ
    Date: 17 May 2019 at 9:39:18 am AEST
    To: undisclosed-recipients:;
    Reply-To: logistics@mcuninv.org


    Good Morning,

    We write to express our interest in your 3PL and cross-docking services, Kindly indicate interest by providing your rate for the following services;

    All field are mandatory

    1. Standard Pallet (receive & dispatch)*

    2. Cartons (receive & dispatch)*

    2. Cross Docking*

    3. Storage charge (after 48hrs)*

    4. Labeling*

    5.Re-palletizing charge (if needed)*

    All commodities are basically office supplies (non Hazardous) In addition to the above, we will appreciate if you can forward your credit application form and also let us know your billing procedures for the Net 30 days payment terms.

    Best Regards

    Andrew Hallman

    Logistics & Procurement

    Macquarie University

    Balaclava Road, North Ryde NSW, 2109,

    Phone: +61 2 8310 6956

    Fax: +61 2 8317 3617

  9. Hi there, my company “Streamtech Knowledge Pty Ltd” received the below email today:

    Attn to Sales Department,

    We are checking for the availability of any of the ( Cisco Catalys) for our IT Student Department.

    Here is our attached RFQ Form.

    Kindly do fill and or get back to us via email with a quote /prices

    We shall be looking forward to your feedback.

    Best Regards
    Michael Robertson
    Procurement Manager

    Macquarie University|Tertiary Education
    The Office of Health Affairs

    Balaclava Road, North Ryde
    NSW, 2109, Australia
    Ph:+ 0290995719
    Fax:+0290995728
    Email: purchasing02@macqunv.org
    Office of Strategic Procurement Services

  10. Hello. Our company (NTT DATA Business Solutions) received the following query on our website yesterday:

    Email: purchasing@mcuninv.org
    First name: Andrew
    Last name: hallman

    2019-04-10 20:04:00 (AEST) Sales,
    Macquarie University finds your products and services quite interesting and wish to set up a trading account with your company.

    you may kindly forward us your new account form and also let us know your billing procedures for 30 days payment terms.

    Best Regards
    Andrew Hallman C.P.M. CPO
    Procurement & Operations
    Macquarie University
    Balaclava Road, North Ryde NSW, 2109, Australia
    Phone: +61 2 8310 6956
    Fax: +61 2 8317 3617

  11. The scammers below work with a shipping agent for a partner scammer pretending to be a purchasing agent for Macquarie University (existing legitimate customer of many vendors). The bogus purchasing officer(s) at Mac Univ (Bernard Cheung and Micheal Robertson- fake names) places a fraudulent purchase order for high value goods for delivery to the 3rd party shipping (Russian) shipping agent’ s warehouse in Caringbah (Admiral). Since the scammers need a physical address to receive the fraudulently obtained goods, the logistics company (Admiral) may indeed be the actual scammers or could be “cut-outs” or “go betweens” for the scammers. Either way, Admiral International (http://admiralgroup.com.au/ ) would be directly participating in crime by receiving goods obtained fraudulently by deception. Vendors process the fraudulent purchase orders from Mac Univ, send the goods to the 3rd party warehouse (Admiral), but, never get paid. Admiral (warehouse) can claim to not be a party to the scam and only another vendor. However, Admiral is listed on the purchase order as the “ship-to” location, so clearly is a knowing participant. Further, they answer emails and telephone calls directly linked to the scam shipments sent from fake Macquarie emails.
    Mac Univ needs to take more serious action with the AFP to stop this ongoing scam activity damaging their brand.

  12. Received an email and was corresponding with someone using the name Andrew Hall. Phone number didnt work and email address received bounceback but was replied to.
    Email request as follows:
    Name: Andrew hallman
    Email: purchasing@mcuninv.org
    Phone: 283106956
    Subject: RFQ
    Message: Sales, Macquarie University wish to request quote for the following Grundfos equipment; 1. Grundfos SQF 2.5-2 submersible pump Rp 1 1/4 cpl 2. Grundfos CU200 SQ Flex Control Box 3. Lorentz Controller, PS4000-D, 375 VOC MAX, UL 4. Lorentz Pump End, C-SJ5-25, NPT 1.5” Best Regards Andrew Hallman C.P.M. CPO Procurement & Operations Macquarie University Balaclava Road, North Ryde NSW,2109, Australia Procurement/Purchasing officer Purchasing,Procurement,Receiving & Stores. Phone: +61 2 8310 6956 Fax: +61 2 8317 3617
    Also sent through Credit Information in order to set up an account. Purchase order request came to $188,000 hence it raised a flag on this end.

  13. Name: Andrew hallman

    Email Address: purchasing@mcuninv.org

    Phone Number: 283106956

    Your message: Sales,
    Macquarie University wish to request quote for the following Grundfos equipment;

    1. Grundfos SQF 2.5-2 submersible pump Rp 1 1/4 cpl 2. Grundfos CU200 SQ Flex Control Box

    Best Regards
    Andrew Hallman C.P.M. CPO
    Procurement & Operations
    Macquarie University
    Balaclava Road, North Ryde NSW,2109, Australia Procurement/Purchasing officer Purchasing,Procurement,Receiving & Stores.
    Phone: +61 2 8310 6956
    Fax: +61 2 8317 3617

  14. And another variation today

    From: purchasing [mailto:purchasing1@macqunv.org]
    Sent: Tuesday, January 22, 2019 10:54 AM

    Subject: Request For Quote

    Sales,

    We wish to make an enquiry about the below listed hardware. Kindly let us know if you can supply us the following products;

    Product: Solid State Drive (SSD)
    Manufacturer: Any
    Type: External
    Capacity: 1TB

    Product: Laptop/Notebook
    Manufacturer: Any
    Processor: Intel Core i7
    Memory: 16GB-32GB RAM
    Storage: 1TB SSD storage

    Please quote unit price of each item

    Payment Terms : Net thirty (30) days from date of invoice upon receipt of our official Institutional Purchase Order (PO)

    We look forward to receiving your formal quotation as soon as possible.

    Best Regards,

    Michael Robertson
    Purchasing Officer
    Macquarie University
    Balaclava Road, North Ryde
    NSW, 2109, Australia
    Ph:+ 0290995719
    Fax:+0290995728

  15. Received 14/01/19 and reported to the University:

    Our University ( Macquarie University ) need a quote for the following item listed below

    FLUKE TESTING EQUIPMENT.

    My pleasure to inform you that our University has chosen to open a NET 30 account with your company for this project. Please do quote your best price with discount and leads time.

    PAYMENT TERM : NET 30.

    Thanks
    Andrew Hallman
    Director of Procurement.
    Macquarie University.

  16. Yet another Andrew Hallman,

    Our University ( Macquarie University ) need a quote for the following item listed below

    HP Genuine OEM CE250X High Yield Black Toner Cartridge (HP504X)…….Black.

    HP 504A Original (OEM) Cyan ColorSphere Smart Print Cartridge (CE251A)……..Cyan.

    My pleasure to inform you that our University has chosen to open a NET 30 account with your company for this project.

    Please do quote your best price with discount and leads time.

    PAYMENT TERM : NET 30.

    Thanks

    procurement@mq-edu.org

  17. We have just received the below email…

    Andrew Hallman started the conversation
    2 hrs ago
    Anyone, Active
    Hello Sales

    We would like you to quote for us the below specified items to our University

    1. MicroSD Memory card/ Adapter 16GB …. 5000 pcs

    2. Flash drives 32GB……..5000 PCS

    my pleasure to inform you that our University has chosen to open a net 30 account with your company for the forthcoming project.

    Please do quote your best price with discount and leads
    time for the items listed above.

    Payment terms: NET 30

    Thanks for your anticipated response

    Regards

    Andrew Hallman

    Director of Procurement

    Macquarie University,

    Balaclava Road, North Ryde

    NSW,2109.

    Ph: 61894683519

  18. Sales,

    We wish to make an enquiry about the below listed hardware. Kindly let us know if you can supply us the following products;

    Product: Solid State Drive (SSD)
    Brand: Any
    Type: External
    Capacity: 1TB

    Product: Laptop/Notebook
    Brand: Apple Mac
    Processor: Intel Core i7
    Memory: 16GB RAM/1TB SSD

    Please quote unit price of each item

    Payment Terms : Net thirty (30) days from date of invoice upon receipt of our official Institutional Purchase
    Order (PO)

    We look forward to receiving your formal quotation as soon as possible.

    Best Regards,

    Michael Robertson

    Purchasing Officer
    Macquarie University

    Balaclava Road,
    North Ryde

    NSW, 2109,
    Australia

    Ph:+ 0290995719

    Fax:+0290995728

  19. …have just received quotation request email from University of NSW (UNSW) procurement department for 150 toner cartridges worth $80.000+ and 30 day trade credit.

    Sure…

    8/11/2018

  20. It’s still happening 🙁

    Comment
    Sales,
    Macquarie University wish to request quote for the following equipment;

    1.ZOLL AED PLUS DEFIBRILLOR.
    2.PHILIPS HEARTSTART DEFIBRILLATOR.

    Best Regards
    Andrew Hallman C.P.M. CPO
    Procurement & Operations
    Macquarie University
    Balaclava Road, North Ryde NSW,2109, Australia
    Procurement/Purchasing officer
    Purchasing,Procurement,Receiving & Stores.
    Phone: +61 2 8310 6956
    Fax: +61 2 8317 3617

    Email
    purchasing@mcuninv.org

    Phone Number
    +61283106956

  21. Also the same scam for:

    RICHARD ALLEN
    The University of Sydney
    Procurement Dept.
    Camperdown NSW 2006
    Ph:(61) 2 8091 6939
    Email: procurement1@sydneyedu-au.net
    Requesting USB drives

    and

    Jim Elliot
    The Australian National University
    Procurement Dept
    53 Garran Road,
    ACT 2601 Australia
    Ph:(61) 2 8091 6939

    Requesting USB and credit

    1. Hi Craig,
      My company has been approached too. Do you have a police contact who is investigating this matter for you?
      O418 274O34
      neils ‘at’ regionalhealth.com.au
      I have reported it to ACORN but not received any reply.

  22. And it is still ongoing….
    “If it sounds to good to be true, then it usually is”

    Attention: Sales/Accounts

    Can you please get back to us with the cost of below item for our institute

    ITEM: Ultrasound Apogee 5500 machine——–3 Units
    ITEM: Ultrasound Apogee 2100 entry level portable colour doppler——–2 Units

    Provide us the pricing for the listed item.

    Note: Our Institutional Payment Terms : Net 30 days from the date of the supplier’s Invoice ( with our official Institutional Purchase Order )

    Best Regards
    Andrew Hallman
    Procurement/Purchasing officer
    Macquarie University
    Balaclava Road, North Ryde NSW,2109, Australia
    Procurement/Purchasing officer
    Ph:+ 0290995719
    Fax:+0290995728
    E Mail:purchasing01@macqunv.org

  23. Here is another one:

    Attention: Sales/Accounts

    Can you please get back to us with the cost of below item for our institute

    ITEM:1TB SATA 2.5″ 6G Solid State Drive (SSD)———-300 Units

    Provide us the pricing for the listed item.

    Note: Our Institutional Payment Terms : Net 30 days from the date of the supplier’s Invoice ( with our official Institutional Purchase Order )

    Best Regards
    Andrew Hallman
    Procurement/Purchasing officer
    Macquarie University
    Balaclava Road, North Ryde NSW,2109, Australia
    Procurement/Purchasing officer
    Ph:+ 0290995719
    Fax:+0290995728
    E Mail:purchasing01@macqunv.org

  24. Attention: Sales/Accounts

    Can you please get back to us with the cost of below item for our institute

    ITEM:Rigol DSA832TG Spectrum Analyzer 9KHz – 3.2GHz SKU: 53-0215——–5 Units
    ITEM:Rigol MSO2302A 300MHz,BND-MSO2000A SKU: 50-0230——-5 Units

    Provide us the pricing for the listed item.

    Note: Our Institutional Payment Terms : Net 30 days from the date of the supplier’s Invoice ( with our official Institutional Purchase Order )

    Best Regards
    Andrew Hallman
    Procurement/Purchasing officer
    Macquarie University
    Balaclava Road, North Ryde NSW,2109, Australia
    Procurement/Purchasing officer
    Ph: 61285181222
    E Mail:purchasing01@macqunv.org

  25. It appears Geoffrey Morton is the new name they are using. Please continue to forward any suspicious emails or purchasing orders to “poscam@mq.edu.au” for further investigation.

  26. Feb13, 2018
    SAVTEK Sound and Vibration Technology received an email today requesting prices for sound and vibration instruments from “Andrew Hallman”. So scam is stillactive.

  27. Just got one now as well

    From: Andrew Hallman
    Subject: RFQ

    Message Body:
    Good Morning,
    Macquarie University, NSW write to express interest in your logistics services, please indicate interest by providing your rate for the services below;
    1. Standard Pallet (receive & dispatch)
    2. Cartons (receive & dispatch)
    2. Cross docking
    3. Storage charge (after 48hrs)
    4. Labelling
    5. Re-palletizing charge (if needed)

    NOTE: Kindly be informed that our payment terms will be 30 days invoice.

    Best Regards
    Andrew Hallman C.P.M. CPO
    Logistics & Procurement
    Macquarie University
    Balaclava Road, North Ryde NSW, 2109, Australia
    Purchasing,Procurement,Receiving & Stores.
    Phone: +61 2 8310 6956
    Fax: +61 2 8317 3617


    This e-mail was sent from a contact

  28. We have also received enquiries on our on line ordering system – Hi,
    You received a new message from your Online Store’s contact form.
    Full name: Andrew Hallman
    Email: macqunv@gmail.com

    Phone: 0280839573
    Department: Marketing/Promotions
    Body: (optional)
    Dear Sales, We are checking for the availability and quotation for the below Apple 15″ MacBook Pro with Touch Bar (Silver) MPTV2XA =======20 Units Samsung Series 9 65 Inch Curved Ultra HD LED TV UA65MU9000WXXY——–5Units Payment Terms: Net 30 days from the date of the supplier’s Invoice with an official Purchase Order . Looking toward the quote soonest. Best Regards. Andrew Hallman Purchasing & Materials Management Division VP of Materials Management. Ph:+ 61 280839573 Fax:+ 61 28488 0915 Director of Purchasing Macquarie University Balaclava Road, North Ryde NSW,2109, Australia

  29. Hi All,

    I’ve been receiving emails from this account (purchasing01@macqunv.com) over the last two days . It now appears to have shut down.

    Dear Sales,
    Request for Quotation on below listed Items.

    SONOSCAPE A6 UNIT ultrasound system=======4 units

    Payment Terms:
    30 Days Invoice Terms.

    Please be guided to confirm your acceptance of our purchasing terms{ Net 30 Days} after invoice due date is acceptable by your company.

    NB: preferred method of contact and correspondence should be directed us by email.

    We look forward to have the quote along with your reply.

    Best Regards
    Andrew Hallman
    Procurement/Purchasing officer
    Macquarie University
    Balaclava Road, North Ryde NSW,2109, Australia
    Procurement/Purchasing officer
    Ph:+ 612 8083 9573
    Fax:+612 8488 0915
    E Mail:purchasing01@macqunv.com

  30. Hi all,

    I am also getting these requests now from procurement@anu-edu.info from a Jim Elliot at The Australian National University. His email signature says his phone number is 618 715 01670 but if you ring it it does not go anywhere.

    He was after 25 x air cons and 2 x 65″ televisions and wanting 30 day terms.

  31. Hi,

    I receive the same from Malaysia.

    Sales Officer,

    HAPPY NEW YEAR FROM Macquarie University

    Cheers to the New Year and Welcome 2018!

    We are checking for the availability and the unit price for the below
    ;

    Fluke 87-V Multimeter with full accessories=====500units

    Meanwhile we also want you to confirm if can you ship directly to our inspection center or to our satellite campus.

    NOTE;We have an account with Dhl courier and we will use our courier account for the pick up of the goods from your warehouse to our storage.

    OUR PAYMENT TERM; Purchase Order with net 30 days payment for this order once we receive the attached quotation.

    Best Regards.
    Andrew Hallman
    Director of Purchasing
    Macquarie University
    Balaclava Road, North Ryde
    Email;purchasing2@macqunv.com
    NSW,2109, Australia
    Ph:+ 61 280839573
    Fax:+ 61 28488 0915

  32. this was the first – our inquiry form

    First Name: Andrew
    Last Name: Hallman
    Company: Macquarie University
    Phone: 61 280839573
    Mobile:
    Email Address: purchasing1@macqunv.com
    Physical Address:
    Balaclava Road, North Ryde
    NSW,2109, Australia

    Message:
    Dear Sales,

    We are checking for the availability and quotation for the below

    NEC NP3250WG2 WXGA LCD Widescreen Projector——25 Units

    Payment Terms: Net 30 days from the date of the supplier’s Invoice with an official Purchase Order .

    Looking toward the quote soonest.

    Best Regards.

    Andrew Hallman
    Purchasing & Materials Management Division VP of Materials Management.

    Ph:+ 61 280839573
    Fax:+ 61 28488 0915

    Director of Purchasing
    Macquarie University
    Balaclava Road, North Ryde
    NSW,2109, Australia

    Quote was supplied by us
    and then this

    Hello Nick ,
    Thanks you for the quote ., We are ok with NEC , Our accounting department shall follow up with our Purchase Order ASAP.

    Best Regards.

    Andrew Hallman
    Purchasing & Materials Management Division VP of Materials Management.

    Ph:+ 61 280839573
    Fax:+ 61 28488 0915

    Director of Purchasing
    Macquarie University
    Balaclava Road, North Ryde
    NSW,2109, Australia

    all from email : purchasing1@macqunv.com

    Thanks Nick @ Boardroom Solutions Audio Visual and Digital Signage, Brisbane

    1. Also,
      so this has been going on since Feb 2017
      with domains names having to be paid for
      and phone lines that ring having to be keep active (paid for)
      no one has been able to apprehend the perps of all this
      really………?
      someone needs to be doing a better job it seems
      i feel for the hardworking business owners that fall for this scam and are left to deal with covering the costs themselves
      it’s not good enough !

  33. Just received this request today.

    I would like to check product availability and price quotation for the item below:

    15 units ——————— PT-RQ32K 27,000 lumens-class 4K+ Solid Shine Laser Projector | PT-RQ32KU

    Let me have the unit cost of the item(s) if in stock. Do advise the pricing and availability of the items.

    Purchasing/Payment Terms: Our Institution standard Payment terms is Net 10 or Net 30 from the date of your Invoice

    Awaiting your earliest response.

    Regards,
    Best Regards,
    Vicki Waugh
    Purchasing Officer
    Macquarie University
    Balaclava Road,
    North Ryde NSW,2109, Australia

  34. Just got this one:

    From: Vicki Waugh [mailto:vickiwaughmacq_procurement@outlook.com]
    Sent: Friday, December 1, 2017 9:38 AM
    To: Vicki Waugh
    Subject: Full HD Projector

    I would like to check product availability and price quotation for the item below:

    24 units ——————— Panasonic PTAE8000U 1080p Full HD Projector (2012 Model)

    Let me have the unit cost of the item(s) if in stock. Do advise the pricing and availability of the items.

    Purchasing/Payment Terms: Our Institution standard Payment terms is Net 10 or Net 30 from the date of your Invoice

    Awaiting your earliest response.

    Regards,
    Best Regards,
    Vicki Waugh
    Purchasing Officer
    Macquarie University
    Balaclava Road,
    North Ryde NSW,2109, Australia
    ABN 90 952 801 237

  35. Just received the below email enquiry this afternoon from our general email inbox:

    Name: Andrew Hallman
    Email: procurement@macq-purchasing.com
    Telephone:

    Comment: Attention: Sales/Accounts

    Can you please get back to us with the cost of below item for our institute

    ZOOM H6 DIGITAL RECORDER—=======80 Units

    Provide us the pricing for the listed item.

    Note: Our Institutional Payment Terms : Net 30 days from the date of the
    supplier’s Invoice ( with our official Institutional Purchase Order )

    Best Regards
    Andrew Hallman
    Procurement/Purchasing officer
    Macquarie University
    Balaclava Road, North Ryde NSW,2109, Australia Procurement/Purchasing
    officer Ph:+ (612) 808-39573
    Fax:+612 8488 0915

  36. Just received the below email enquiry this afternoon:

    Name: Andrew Hallman
    Email: procurement@macq-purchasing.com
    Telephone:

    Comment: Attention: Sales/Accounts

    Can you please get back to us with the cost of below item for our institute

    ZOOM H6 DIGITAL RECORDER—=======80 Units

    Provide us the pricing for the listed item.

    Note: Our Institutional Payment Terms : Net 30 days from the date of the
    supplier’s Invoice ( with our official Institutional Purchase Order )

    Best Regards
    Andrew Hallman
    Procurement/Purchasing officer
    Macquarie University
    Balaclava Road, North Ryde NSW,2109, Australia Procurement/Purchasing
    officer Ph:+ (612) 808-39573
    Fax:+612 8488 0915

  37. purchasing1@macqunv.com
    4:39 am (1 day ago)

    to me
    Dear Sales,

    We are checking for the availability and quotation for the below

    Seagate 2TB USB 3.0 Expansion Portable Hard Drive————600 Units

    Payment Terms: Net 30 days from the date of the supplier’s Invoice with an
    official Purchase Order .

    Looking toward the quote soonest.

    Best Regards.

    Andrew Hallman
    Purchasing & Materials Management Division VP of Materials Management.

    Ph:+ 0280839573
    Fax:+ 028488 0915

    Director of Purchasing
    Macquarie University
    Balaclava Road, North Ryde
    NSW,2109, Australia

  38. Received 16-11-17

    From: purchasing2@macqunv.com [mailto:purchasing2@macqunv.com]
    Sent: Thursday, 16 November 2017 4:07 AM
    Subject: Quotation

    Sales Officer,

    We are checking for the availability and the unit price for the below
    item.

    NikonTi2-A Nikon ICSI System with full accessories======5units

    Meanwhile we also want you to confirm if can you ship directly to our inspection center or to our
    satellite campus.

    OUR PAYMENT TERM; Purchase Order with net 30 days payment for this order once we receive the
    attached quotation

    Best Regards.
    Andrew Hallman
    Ph:+ 61 280839573
    Fax:+ 61 28488 0915
    Director of Purchasing
    Macquarie University
    Balaclava Road, North Ryde
    Email;purchasing2@macqunv.com
    NSW,2109, Australia

  39. Received this from purchasing2@macqunv.com

    Sales Officer,
    We are checking for the availability and the unit price for the below item.

    EOS 5D Mark III Digital Camera with 24-105mm Lens=========10units

    Meanwhile we also want you to confirm if can you ship directly to our inspection center or to our satellite campus.

    OUR PAYMENT TERM; Purchase Order with net 30 days payment for this order once we receive the attached quotation

    Best Regards.

    Andrew Hallman
    Ph:+ 61 280839573
    Fax:+ 61 28488 0915
    Director of Purchasing
    Macquarie University
    Balaclava Road, North Ryde
    Email;purchasing2@macqunv.com
    NSW,2109, Australia

  40. Hi We just received this …Must be thirsty
    Name:
    Andrew Hallman
    Email:
    purchasing1@macqunv.com
    Body:
    Dear Sales,

    We are checking for the availability and quotation for the below

    Louis Roederer Cristal Champagne =======150 Botties

    Payment Terms: Net 30 days from the date of the supplier’s Invoice with an
    official Purchase Order .

    Looking toward the quote soonest.

    Best Regards.

    Andrew Hallman
    Purchasing & Materials Management Division VP of Materials Management.

    Ph:+ 61 280839573
    Fax:+ 61 28488 0915

    Director of Purchasing
    Macquarie University
    Balaclava Road, North Ryde
    NSW,2109, Australia

  41. Hi we are a small hydraulics company located in adelaide and have just recieved this.

    Website Enquiry

    Name: Geoffrey Morton
    Email: geoffreymorton@macq-procurement.com

    Message: Sales, My Name is Geoffrey Morton , am the Stores Officer for Macquarie University . I would like to purchase these below listed Items from your location. UNITS DESCRIPTION 20 ENERPAC NC5060 Nut Splitter 2 Air Driven Torque Wrench Pumps Enerpac ZA4208TX-Q Kindly, indicate all prices FOB our place of business with Net due in 10/30 days after the invoice date and indicate when your price quote shall expire. Advise as soon as possible with price quote so I may prepare the PO and have it send to you to finalize the order. Purchasing Terms: Our Institution standard Payment terms is Net 10 or Net 30 from the date of your Invoice Best Regards, Geoffrey Morton Stores Officer Macquarie University Balaclava Road, North Ryde NSW,2109, Australia ABN 90 952 801 237 geoffreymorton@macq-procurement.com

    This message was sent via the enquiry form on the contact page.

  42. We just got one too. The thing is, these same people pretended to be a Uni over in Perth (Curtin Uni) about 6 months ago and I told them to go take a long walk off a short pier. Geez if they are going to scam people at least remember who you tried to scam in the past.

    Dear Sales,

    We are checking for the availability and quotation for the below

    Seagate 2TB USB 3.0 Expansion Portable Hard Drive————500 Units

    Payment Terms: Net 30 days from the date of the supplier’s Invoice with an
    official Purchase Order .

    Looking toward the quote soonest.

    Best Regards.

    Andrew Hallman
    Purchasing & Materials Management Division VP of Materials Management.

    Ph:+ 61 280839573
    Fax:+ 61 28488 0915

    Director of Purchasing
    Macquarie University
    Balaclava Road, North Ryde
    NSW,2109, Australia

  43. Got one just now via live chat
    ————-
    Sales,
    My Name is Belinda Anderson, am the Purchasing Manager for Macquarie University . I would like to purchase these below listed Items from your location.

    UNITS DESCRIPTION
    200 WD My Passport 2TB Portable Hard Drive USB 3.0 (Black) WDBYFT0020BBK-WESN
    200 Seagate Expansion Portable Hard Drive 1TB
    5 iPad Pro 12.9-inch Wi-Fi + Cellular 256GB (Space Grey) MPA42X/A
    5 APPLE iPAD PRO 256GB Wi-Fi + 4G (CELLULAR) 12.9″
    3 APPLE MACBOOK PRO 15″ 512GB 2.9GHz TOUCH BAR i7 (2017)
    5 APPLE IPHONE 8 PLUS 256GB GOLD UNLOCKED BRAND NEW MQ8J2X/A
    5 APPLE IPHONE 8 PLUS 64GB GOLD UNLOCKED BRAND NEW MQ8F2X/A

    Kindly, indicate all prices FOB our place of business with Net due in 10/30 days after the invoice date and indicate when your price quote shall expire. Advise as soon as possible with price quote so I may prepare the PO and have it send to you to finalize the order.

    Purchasing Terms: Our Institution standard Payment terms is Net 10 or Net 30 from the date of your Invoice

    Best Regards,
    Belinda Anderson
    Purchasing Manager
    Macquarie University
    Balaclava Road,
    North Ryde NSW,2109, Australia
    ABN 90 952 801 237
    belinda.anderson@macq-procurement.com

  44. We just received this scam email also;

    Sales,
    My Name is Belinda Anderson, am the Purchasing Manager for Macquarie University . I would like to purchase these below listed Items from your location.

    UNITS DESCRIPTION
    100 FLUKE 116 Multimeter
    100 FLUKE 117 Multimeter
    100 Morningstar TS-45 TriStar 45 Amp Charge
    Controller 12-48V

    Kindly, indicate all prices FOB our place of business with Net due in
    10/30 days after the invoice date and indicate when your price quote shall expire. Advise as soon as possible with price quote so I may prepare the PO and have it send to you to finalize the order.

    Purchasing Terms: Our Institution standard Payment terms is Net 10 or Net 30 from the date of your Invoice

    Best Regards,
    Belinda Anderson
    Purchasing Manager
    Macquarie University
    Balaclava Road,
    North Ryde NSW,2109, Australia
    ABN 90 952 801 237
    belinda.anderson@macq-procurement.com

    1. Just dealt with the same person for 24k of medical supplies. I got suspicious when there was no contact numbers and she was too busy to call me, could i just email.

  45. we received email today from ‘Belinda’ same as below email from Belinda Anderson [bluegrasscontractingcorp@gmail.com]
    too poorly written to be real so searched and found this page.

  46. Belinda Anderson

    to donna
    Sales,
    My Name is Belinda Anderson, am the Purchasing Manager for Macquarie University . I would like to purchase these below listed Items from your location.

    UNITS DESCRIPTION
    200 Finger Tip Pulse Oximeter
    100 Omron Blood Pressure Monitor
    10 Vital Signs Monitor 8000H

    Kindly, indicate all prices FOB our place of business with Net due in 15/30 days after the invoice date and indicate when your price quote shall expire. Advise as soon as possible with price quote so I may prepare the PO and have it send to you to finalize the order.

    Purchasing Terms: Our Institution standard Payment terms is Net 15 or Net 30 from the date of your Invoice

    Best Regards,
    Belinda Anderson
    Purchasing Manager
    Macquarie University
    Balaclava Road,
    North Ryde NSW,2109, Australia
    ABN 90 952 801 237
    belinda.anderson@macq-procurement.com

  47. Hi,

    My company received the following email from martinlynchandsonseng@gmail.com

    Sales,
    My Name is Belinda Anderson, am the Purchasing Manager for Macquarie University . I would like to purchase these below listed Items from your location.

    UNITS DESCRIPTION
    100 ICOM RADIO M35
    100 Garmin GPSMAP 64sc Handheld

    Kindly, indicate all prices FOB our place of business with Net due in
    15/30 days after the invoice date and indicate when your price quote shall expire. Advise as soon as possible with price quote so I may prepare the PO and have it send to you to finalize the order.

    Purchasing Terms: Net 15/30 Days Terms

    Best Regards,
    Belinda Anderson
    Purchasing Manager
    Macquarie University
    Balaclava Road,
    North Ryde NSW,2109, Australia
    ABN 90 952 801 237
    belinda.anderson@macq-procurement.com

  48. Sales,
    My Name is Belinda Anderson, am the Purchasing Manager for
    Macquarie University . I would like to purchase these below listed
    Items from your location.

    UNITS DESCRIPTION
    300 ADATA HV620 1TB 2.5in USB 3.0 External HDD
    300 ADATA HV620 2TB 2.5in USB 3.0 External HDD
    1000 Photofast i-FlashDrive EVO Plus
    Lightning/Micro USB/USB 3.0 – 32GB
    1000 Photofast i-FlashDrive EVO Plus Lightning
    USB 3.0 – 16GB

    Kindly, indicate all prices FOB our place of business with Net due in
    15/30 days after the invoice date and indicate when your price quote
    shall expire. Advise as soon as possible with price quote so I may
    prepare the PO and have it send to you to finalize the order.

    Purchasing Terms: Net 15/30 Days Terms

    Best Regards,
    Belinda Anderson
    Purchasing Manager
    Macquarie University
    Balaclava Road,
    North Ryde NSW,2109, Australia
    ABN 90 952 801 237
    belinda.anderson@macq-procurement.com
    HERE IS ANOTHER ONE !

  49. hi: Here is another one.

    Belinda Anderson

    Sales,
    My Name is Belinda Anderson, am the Purchasing Manager for Macquarie University . I would like to purchase these below listed Items from your location.

    UNITS DESCRIPTION
    300 ADATA HV620 1TB 2.5in USB 3.0 External HDD
    300 ADATA HV620 2TB 2.5in USB 3.0 External HDD
    5 Dell Inspiron 15-7000 15.6″ Gaming Notebook

    Kindly, indicate all prices FOB our place of business with Net due in
    15/30 days after the invoice date and indicate when your price quote shall expire. Advise as soon as possible with price quote so I may prepare the PO and have it send to you to finalize the order.

    Purchasing Terms: Net 15/30 Days Terms

    Best Regards,
    Belinda Anderson
    Purchasing Manager
    Macquarie University
    Balaclava Road,
    North Ryde NSW,2109, Australia
    ABN 90 952 801 237
    belinda.anderson@macq-procurement.com

  50. Hi,

    Now he wants CPAP Machines
    Dear Sales

    Quote request on the below products and the stock availability.

    Phillips Respironics System One Auto CPAP Machine…..20 UNITS

    Purchasing Terms: Net 30 Days Terms

    NB: Do get back to us if our purchasing terms of {Net 30 days }credit terms is acceptable.

    Please kindly get back to me right now with the quotation .

    Note that our Accounting department would advise the PO for this order once we receive the attach quotation

    Best Regards
    Andrew Hallman
    Director of Purchasing
    Macquarie University
    Balaclava Road, North Ryde NSW,2109, Australia
    Procurement/Purchasing officer
    Purchasing,Procurement,Receiving & Stores.
    Phone: 612 8488 0904
    Fax: 612 8488 0915
    purchasing@macq-procurement.com

  51. What a great idea to set up this simple link – well done.

    Received 31-08-2017

    Sales,
    My Name is Belinda Anderson, am the Purchasing Manager for Macquarie University . I would like to purchase these below listed Items from your location.

    UNITS DESCRIPTION
    100 Shure SM58 Handheld Dynamic Vocal Microphone
    100 Zoom H6 Handy Recorder Six-Track Portable
    Recorder with Interchangeable Microphone

    Kindly, indicate all prices FOB our place of business with Net due in
    30 days after the invoice date and indicate when your price quote shall expire. Advise as soon as possible with price quote so I may prepare the PO and have it send to you to finalize the order.

    Purchasing Terms: Net 30 Days Terms

    Best Regards,
    Belinda Anderson
    Purchasing Manager
    Macquarie University
    Balaclava Road,
    North Ryde NSW,2109, Australia
    ABN 90 952 801 237
    belinda.anderson@macq-procurement.com

  52. Have received it 3 times, from email purchasing@macq-procurement.com

    Dear Sales,
    Quote request on the below products also confirm the estimated shipping time for the listed quantities as we
    DJI Phantom 4 Camera Drone Quadcopter…..30Uints
    Purchasing Terms: Net 30 Days Terms
    NB: Do get back to us if our purchasing terms of {Net 30 days }credit terms is acceptable.
    Please kindly get back to me right now with the quotation .
    Note that our Accounting department would advise the PO for this order once we receive the attach quotation

    Best Regards
    Andrew Hallman
    Director of Purchasing
    Macquarie University
    Balaclava Road, North Ryde NSW,2109, Australia
    Procurement/Purchasing officer
    Purchasing,Procurement,Receiving & Stores.
    Phone: 612 8488 0904
    Fax: 612 8488 0915
    purchasing@macq-procurement.com

    Also used contact form at site https://jostechaustralia.com.au/ which includes captcha challenge once and 2 emails came via direct email, which shows its pretty active scam

  53. Still active… we received this:

    Attention Sales,
    My Name is Belinda Anderson, am the Purchasing Manager for Macquarie University . I would like to purchase these below

    listed Items from your location.

    UNITS DESCRIPTION
    20 DJI Phantom 4 Quadcopter Drone With Active Obstacle Avoidance
    50 Garmin GPSMAP 64sc Handheld GPS Navigator

    Kindly, indicate all prices FOB our place of business with Net due in 30 days after the invoice date and indicate when your

    price quote shall expire. Advise as soon as possible with price quote so I may prepare the PO and have it send to you to

    finalize the order.

    Best Regards,
    Belinda Anderson
    Purchasing Manager
    Macquarie University
    Balaclava Road,
    North Ryde NSW,2109, Australia
    ABN 90 952 801 237
    belinda.anderson@macq-procurement.com

  54. Just received one. Also Andrew Hallman is no longer with Macquarie according to his auto email response sent from the email address in the text of this page.

  55. Hi there… We just had this come through too. It wasted a bit of time, but with a bit of digging, I discovered this information.

    Thanks for the heads up.

    Best regards

  56. Hi There

    We have also received not once, but twice so far in the last 12 months, emails and PO’s and knew immediately that these were suspicious. Just wanted to give you all heads up that they are still active.

  57. We have just received an email this morning from the same email address mentioned in Rachel Williams post.
    If anyone requires this email please let me know.

  58. We, along with at least one of our counterparts, have also received an email this morning (28/03/17), requesting quotation for a significant number of items. The address used was “purchasing1@macqprocurement.com”.

  59. One of our partners just received one of these emails overnight and took it Hook, Line and Sinker. The hoax is still being played out.

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