Gardaí have issued a warning about an email scam on businesses.
Fraudsters are attempting to obtain equipment from suppliers by sending them fake purchase orders.
Once the quotation has been provided, a purchase order is emailed to the supplier, which is similar to an authentic purchase order of the relevant company.
The purchase order typically instructs delivery to an address not linked with the company. After shipping the item/s of equipment, the supplier never receives payment and is unable to retrieve the shipped products.
The scam usually involves medical or IT goods in large quantities and of high value.
Gardaí are advising firms to look out for orders that request rush deliveries, or addresses that are different to the buyers' location.
They have provided the following information on how to recognise the scam: