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Supplier Fraud Update

Dec 8th, 2022 | Posted In : Approved Suppliers Fraud Alerts 

Suppliers should be aware of potential fraud activity requesting the delivery of goods to a non-University of Toronto location.

What to look for

  • Fake email (e.g. procurement@utoronto-ca.com; uoftprocurement@outlook.ca)
  • Non-standard U of T phone number: U of T phone numbers begin with 416-978 or 416-946
  • Non-U of T shipping address
  • Requesting open line of credit
  • Poorly written, bad grammar

Suspected Fraud

Suspected fraud attempts should be reported immediately to your local law enforcement. In addition, if your organization has been the victim of fraud involving the University of Toronto, please notify Procurement Services by emailing purchasing.help@utoronto.ca.

For additional information and resources, visit the Anti-Fraud Centre website:


Here is an example of a recent fraud attempt: