In July 2018, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Office of Inspector General (OIG) discovered that members of a transnational fraud ring based in Atlanta, Georgia, had impersonated a DHS procurement official to obtain computer equipment from private vendors. Further investigation into the ongoing fraud scheme revealed that the subjects were also stealing electronic equipment intended for other Federal agencies, including the Departments of Commerce, Defense, Housing and Urban Development, Justice, Labor, and Transportation; the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation; the Securities and Exchange Commission; and the Railway Retirement Board. Some of the purchase orders identified were for hundreds of thousands of dollars each.

Full Press Release:  Fraud Alert: Transnational Fraud Ring Targets U.S. Government Procurement Offices and Vendors