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Fraudulent USDOT procurement letters


The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration released information about another new round of fraudulent USDOT letters, dated Feb. 18, 2014, sent to 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 trying to obtain banking information from the targeted companies. Here is a copy of the letter.

If you have received one of these letters and feel you have been victimized, notify your banking institution, and report the crime to law enforcement officials immediately.

More information is available at http://www.oig.dot.gov/fraud-alert.

If you have more  information about the fraudulent letters, or if you have any questions or comments in reference to this report, please contact the USDOT/FMCSA Special Investigations and Investigative Support Unit personnel at: tom.frazier@dot.gov or bob.thomasson@dot.gov.