Thursday, October 4, 2012

US DOT Warns of Fraudulent Banking Info Requests to Motor Carriers

The FMCSA posted a security bulletin on their website: 
Another round of fraudulent USDOT Letters dated September 24, 2012 are being distributed, largely by fax, to motor carrier officials. The letters appear to be from the U.S. Department of Transportation Procurement Office and are signed by a fictitious name Julie Weynel - Senior Procurement Officer
who 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 (or other personal identifiable Information – PII) data by fax, e-mail, or telephone. Requestors should be verified and authenticated before such data is provided!
Beware of any requests for personal and/or banking information.  Check out the detailed fraud alert here.

Truck Services of North America want to keep you informed and protected against the scams and fraudulent activity out there.  Let others know, so they are aware that these requests are NOT from the US Department of Transportation

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