September 28, 2012

More fraudulent U.S. DOT letters ask for bank info

Another round of fraudulent U.S. Department of Transportation (U.S. DOT) letters, dated Sept. 24, are being distributed, largely by fax, to motor carrier officials.

The letters appear to be from the U.S. DOT Procurement Office and are signed by a fictitious name — Julie Weynel,  senior procurement officer — who is not an employee of U.S. DOT.

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 in looking out for fraudulent attempts to gather financial or other personal identifiable Information (PII) data by fax, email, or telephone. Requestors should be verified and authenticated before such data is provided.

You may find additional information on the U.S. DOT Office of Inspector General Websites below:

    http://www.dot.gov/ost/m60/fraudulent_letters.htm

    http://www.oig.dot.gov/fraud-alert

deli.cio.us digg it stumble upon newsvine
[ Request More Info about this product / service / company ]


E-NEWSLETTER

Receive the latest Metro E-Newsletters in your inbox!

Join the Metro E-Newsletters and receive the latest news in your e-mail inbox once a week. SIGN UP NOW!

View the latest eNews
Express Tuesday | Express Thursday | University Transit

White Papers

Mass Transit Capital Planning An overview of the world-class best practices for assessing, prioritizing, and funding capital projects to optimize resources and align with the organization’s most critical immediate and long-term goals.

The Benefits of Door-to-Door Service in ADA Complementary Paratransit Many U.S. transit agencies continue to struggle with the quality of ADA service, the costs, and the difficulties encountered in contracting the service, which is the method of choice for a significant majority of agencies. One of the most basic policy decisions an agency must make involves whether to provide door-to-door, or only curb-to-curb service.

Mass transit mobile Wi-Fi & the public sector case study How Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority successfully implemented Wi-Fi on its light rail and bus lines

More white papers


 
DIGITAL EDITION

The full contents of Metro Magazine on your computer! The digital edition is an exact replica of the print magazine with enhanced search, multimedia and hyperlink features. View the current issue