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Fraudulent 'USDOT' Letters Request Banking Info

Thursday August 15th, 2013

Fraudulent letters that appear to be from the U.S. Department of Transportation Procurement Office are being distributed, largely by fax, to motor carrier officials. The letters, dated July 10, 2013, carry the fictitious name Julie Weynel – Senior Procurement Officer. This person is NOT an employee of USDOT.

The letters are an attempt to obtain banking information from the targeted carriers.

Motor carrier officials and their employees, as well as government and law enforcement officials, should be vigilant and on the lookout for fraudulent attempts to gather financial data or other personal identifiable Information by fax, email, or telephone. Requestors should be verified and authenticated before such data is provided.

Click here for more information from the USDOT Office of Inspector General website.