SCAM ALERT!!!!! DON'T BE FOOLED!!!!
It’s come to our attention that there are businesses receiving phony invoices presumably for services received from a Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC). There is a national network of PTACs, and the Crater and Hampton Roads Procurement Assistance Centers are part of this network.
Crater / HRPAC never charges for our counseling, training or bid match services.
The vast majority of PTACs don’t charge for their services, either. When nominal fees are charged by a particular PTAC, those fees are clearly described in writing and in advance.
We want you to be aware of an active scam that is taking place right now. Someone is sending out invoices in the name of the “American Procurement Technical Assistance Center.” There is no such organization. However, all PTACs are members of a professional association known as APTAC — the Association of Procurement Technical Assistance Centers. Our association never sends invoices or charges fees to PTAC clients.
The phony invoices are in the amount of $249 for “procurement technical assistance.”
If you receive such an invoice, do not pay it.
Also, if you receive such an invoice, do everyone a favor and forward it via email to Crater PTAC Director – Joanne Tompkins firstname.lastname@example.org