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Avoid Procurement Fraud

How to spot fraudulent emails and purchasing-related documentation

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 (RFQs) or similar purchase requests.

The email and documentation may look convincing. But, you’ll know it’s fraudulent if:

  • The email address is different to this format: name.lastname@angloamerican.com
  • 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 us via www.yourvoice.angloamerican.com or to your Anglo American supply chain contact.

YourVoice – our whistleblowing system

If you see things that trouble you about the way in which the organisation and its people do business, YourVoice provides you with a confidential and secure way to tell us about your concerns.

Find out about our reporting service here.