April 09, 2012 | Issue #120

FMCSA Issues Warning On Fradulent USDOT Letters

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Someone is sending out fraudulent letters on U.S. Department of Transportation letter head seeking to obtain sensitive financial information from motor carriers according to an alert released by the Federal Motor Carriers Safety Administration (FMCSA) last month.

According to FMCSA, the letters appear to come from "U.S. Department of Transportation Procurement Office" and are signed by a fictitious name of "Julie Weynel – Senior Procurement Officer." FMCSA advises all carriers not to respond to the letter. If you have already responded to the letter, please notify your financial institution and the US DOT Office of Inspector General at (800) 424-9071.

Click here to view a copy of the fraudulent letter.

Click here for more information from U.S. DOT Office of Inspector General