|Notification of Phishing Email Scam — Termination of HUB Certification
Dear HUB/CMBL Participant:
The Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts has been notified by several participants in our HUB/CMBL programs that they have received a phishing email that appears to have been sent by our agency informing the recipient that the State of Texas Historically Underutilized Business (HUB) Program has revoked their license for an unnamed policy violation and the failure to comply with an unidentified CPA request. The email directs the recipient to respond, which takes the recipient to a malicious website. This malicious website steals the recipient’s login credentials when they login to obtain additional information concerning the claimed revocation. The Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts has already posted a Fraud Alert notice of this attack on its website.
If you receive this phishing email in the future or have received this phishing email but have not responded to the prompts, please send it directly to firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have already received this phishing email, opened it, and provided your login credentials in response to the prompting at the malicious website, please follow the following instructions:
There are some obvious tell-tale signs that this was a phishing email:
In the future, if you receive a similar phishing email or letter, please send it directly to email@example.com, directly call the Comptroller’s Fraud Hotline at 800-531-5441, Ext. 3-8707, or call our Statewide Procurement Office directly to verify the authenticity of the correspondence at 512-463-3459 (CMBL), 1-888-863-5881 (HUB Toll Free Line), or 512-463-5872 ( HUB Local Line).