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W.Va. Auditor Seeks Help To Thwart Vendor Fraud

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Charleston, W.Va. (AP) -- The West Virginia Auditor's Office is seeking help to prevent scammers from obtaining payments intended for companies that do business with the state.

Earlier this year, the auditor's office paid nearly $2 million to scammers who had set up phony bank accounts in the name of legitimate state vendors.

The auditor's office wants to hire Dun & Bradstreet of Chicago to verify the identities of vendors.

The office has asked the state purchasing division for a contract with the firm.

Department of Administration spokeswoman Diane Holley says other firms have until Nov. 3 to express interest in the contract.

(Copyright 2009 by the Associated Press. All rights reserved.)


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