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EMSD alerts public to fraudulent email
     The Electrical and Mechanical Services Department (EMSD) today (September 2) reminded members of the public to be alert to fraudulent email purporting to be sent by the EMSD. The EMSD has recently received a number of enquiries from vendors about receiving email from procurement@emsd-govhk.com, an email address with a domain similar to that of the EMSD (@emsd.gov.hk).
     The sender claimed to be an EMSD staff member and instructed the vendors to provide quotations and supply electronic accessories and personal protective equipment.
     A spokesman for the EMSD clarified, "We have not sent the emails in question. The EMSD purchases stores through the procurement procedures stipulated in the Stores and Procurement Regulations, and we confirm procurement with suppliers by purchase orders or letters of acceptance. Members of the public and vendors are advised not to click on the links of any suspicious email, provide any of their personal and bank information through such links, nor make any payment. The EMSD has reported the incident to the Police for further investigation."
     The EMSD urged members of the public to stay alert. For enquiries, call 1823 or email info@emsd.gov.hk.
Ends/Thursday, September 2, 2021
Issued at HKT 16:06
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