The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration issued a warning for another new round of fraudulent U.S. Department of Transportation letters dated March 16, 2012, that 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.” The letters are attempting to obtain banking information from the targeted companies.
FMCSA warns fleets to be suspicious when banking information is requested. More information is available at www.dot.gov/ost/m60/fraudulent_letters.htm and www.oig.dot.gov/fraud-alert.