SAM SPAM: SAM.GOV isn’t texting us – or you

A funny thing happened this week when I updated our company’s registration with www.sam.gov, the official federal government website for acquisition activities — our CEO received a text to seemingly complete the process.

Your CAGE code has been assigned. Complete the process here:

He forwarded the text to me to handle. To my surprise, the link took me to an official looking website that gave me both good news and bad news. The good news was that my SAM.GOV REGISTRATION HAS BEEN RECEIVED! The bad news was I could have been tricked into paying a $599 annual fee plus $17 per month nothing.

I reported this incident to the SAM.GOV Help Desk and they shared these important tips:

  • The use of sam.gov is free
  • The support provided by sam.gov is free
  • sam.gov does not text or call its users
  • Communication from sam.gov will only come from the sam.gov domain; common addresses are [email protected] and [email protected]

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