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Fraudulent letters sent to get carriers’ banking data, DOT warns

FMCSA said, “the letters are attempting to obtain banking information from the targeted companies.”

The Trucker News Services

4/27/2012

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration warns that another new round of fraudulent USDOT letters dated March 16 are starting to circulate among motor carriers.

“The letters appear to be from the ‘U.S. Department of Transportation Procurement Office and signed by a fictitious name of Julie Weynel – Senior Procurement Officer,’” said the FMCSA on its website, adding that “the letters are attempting to obtain banking information from the targeted companies.”

FMCSA urges carriers to “be aware of this fraudulent financial data collection activity beginning again, and be suspicious when banking information is requested from you.”

More information is available at the following USDOT OIG Web sites listed below:

http://www.dot.gov/ost/m60/fraudulent_letters.htm

http://www.oig.dot.gov/fraud-alert

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