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Member Alert - 2.20.2014

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Another new round of fraudulent USDOT letters dated February 18, 2014 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 "Louis JAMES - Senior Procurement Officer". The letters are attempting to obtain banking information from the targeted companies. A sample of the letter is here.

Carrier officials who feel they have been victimized by providing banking information should notify their banking institution and report the crime to law enforcement officials immediately.  

You may also go to the FMCSA or USDOT OIG websites below for more information:

http://www.fmcsa.dot.gov/about/news/news-releases/2012/Alert-Fraud-letter.aspx

OR

 http://www.oig.dot.gov/fraud-alert