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Fraudulent Letter Alert

USDOT REPORTS ANOTHER ROUND OF FRAUDULENT LETTERS. DO NOT GIVE OUT YOUR FINANCIAL INFORMATION

The United States Department of Transportationis reporting that trucking companies are reporting receipt of yet another wide-spread round of "Julie Weynel, Senior Procurement Officer" fraudulent letters on "USDOT Letterhead".

USDOT would like to remind everyone:

There is no "Julie Weynel" with US DOT. The fraudulent letter being widely distributed is an attempt to obtain banking information from motor carrier officials US DOT is requesting your support by re-distributing this "open source" notice to everyone in the trucking industry and to all law enforcement. DO NOT GIVE OUT YOUR FINANCIAL INFORMATION.

Click here to view a redacted copy of a letter dated July 10, 2013 and received by a motor carrier official.

The following links provide links to FMCSA and OIG fraud alerts relating to this subject and posted Web pages:

http://www.fmcsa.dot.gov/about/news/news0releases/2012/Alert-Fraud-letter.aspx

http://www.fmcsa.dot.gov/redirect.aspx?page=http://www.oig.dot.gov/fraud-alert

Carrier Officials who report they have been victimized by providing banking should report the crime to law enforcement officials and we would request loss reports be forwarded to bob.thomasson@dot.gov or tom.frazier@dot.gov.

Source: FMCSA

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