Scam warning of misuse of the Embassy’s name and logos

WARNING  – The U.S. Embassy has been made aware of an ongoing scam that fraudulently uses the Embassy’s name and logos to target businesses for payments of false contracts.  If your business receives a tender request from a  “Michelle Collins, Embassy of the United States”  or from any of the following email addresses:  usa@embassytenderdep.com or usa@embassytenders.com or info@embassytendersdep.complease DO NOT ACT on this request and notify us immediately via email at: ManamaRSO@state.gov.

U.S. government procurement procedures follow strict regulations outlined in the U.S. Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR). If you receive an email from any company or individual claiming to represent U.S. Embassy Manama, be cautious. If you receive an e-mail from a company or individual asking you to contact them and pay them money, be cautious. These messages are not from the U.S. Government.  Any official correspondence from the U.S. Embassy or an embassy official will be from a properly formatted U.S. Department of State email address ending in “@state.gov” and will have a corresponding embassy telephone number with a local area code.  If you are contacted by someone claiming to be from the Embassy without a “state.gov” email address and who asks for money, please contact ManamaRSO@state.gov immediately.