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Fradulent Letter Warning

Summary

There has been another round of fraudulent letters issued to U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) contractors and potential contractors purporting to be issued by DOT.  These fraudulent letters request that current or potential contractors register by submitting their company's financial information on a release form entitled, "Authorization to release financial information".  Please be aware that DOT does not require any financial information to be submitted in order to be eligible for procurement.

What Should I Do?

Please DO NOT complete the release form which is attached to the letter and DO NOT release any information to the facsimile number cited in the letter. If you suspect you have received one of these letters, immediately contact Department of Transportation Office of the Inspector General Hotline at 1-800-424-9071.

Here is a sample of the latest letter currently being sent to DOT Customers.

Following is a list of fraudulent letters along with the signature which have been faxed out to current or potential contractors:

  • April 17, 2014, signed by "Janice Duncan"
  • April 15, 2014, signed by "Janice Duncan"
  • April 14, 2014, signed by "Ralph Schmidt"
  • April 10, 2014, signed by "Ralph Schmidt"
  • February 27, 2014, signed by "Ralph Schmidt"
  • February 25, 2014, signed by "Louis James"
  • February 24, 2014, signed by "Louis James"
  • February 19, 2014, signed by "Louis James"
  • December 6, 2013, signed by "Louis James"
  • December 4, 2013, signed by "Louis James"
  • November 19, 2013, signed by "Louis James"
  • November 11, 2013, signed by "Ralph Schmidt"
  • November 8, 2013, signed by "Ralph Schmidt"
  • November 7, 2013, signed by "Ralph Schmidt"
  • November 6, 2013, signed by "Ralph Schmidt"
  • October 31, 2013, signed by "Ralph Schmidt"
  • September 19, 2013, signed by "Ralph Schmidt"
  • July 10, 2013, signed by "Julie Weynel"
  • May 15, 2013, signed by "Julie Weynel"
  • May 7, 2013, signed by "Julie Weynel"
  • March 18, 2013, signed by "Julie Weynel"
  • March 12, 2013, signed by "Julie Weynel"
  • January 14, 2013, signed by "Julie Weynel"
  • January 7, 2013, signed by "Julie Weynel"
  • December 18, 2012, signed by "Julie Weynel"
  • December 10, 2012, signed by "Julie Weynel"
  • November 7, 2012, signed by "Julie Weynel"
  • November 1, 2012, signed by "Julie Weynel"
  • September 24, 2012, signed by "Julie Weynel"
  • June 25, 2012, Equifax letter signed by "James Stanley"
  • March 16, 2012, signed by "Julie P. Weynel"'
  • August 29, 2011, signed by "Robert Mendez"
  • February 7, 2011, signed by "David Hoffman"
  • February 3, 2011 signed by "Julie P. Weynel"
  • January 19, 2011 signed by "Julie P. Wenzel"
  • January 19, 2011 signed by "Julie P. Wenzel"
  • August 25, 2010, signed by "Julie P. Wenzel"
  • August 23, 2010, signed by "Julie P. Wenzel"
  • April 20, 2010, signed by "Julie P. Wenzel"
  • April 1, 2009, signed by "Jason Wallace"
  • February 17, 2009, signed by "Joshua Greenberg"
  • January 27, 2009, signed by "John Steinberg"
  • December 19, 2008, signed by "Jeffrey Steinberg"
  • December 8, 2008, signed by "Jennifer Stewart"
  • October 20, 2008, signed by "Jennifer Donaldson"
  • September 5, 2008, signed by "David Jacobson"
  • June 4, 2008, signed by "James Buchanan"
  • June 3, 2008, signed by "Robert Dal"
  • April 28, 2008, signed by "Bradley K. Wash"
  • April 1, 2008, signed by "Bradley K. Wash"
  • February 7, March 3, March 31, 2008, signed by "Bradley K. Wash"
  • January 28, 2008, signed by "Julie P. Weynel"
  • October 21, 2007, signed by "Julie P. Wenzel"
  • October 12, 2007, signed by "Julie P. Wenzel"
  • September 10, 2007, signed by "Julie P. Wenzel"
  • August 27 and 28, 2007, signed by "Julie P. Wenzel"
  • July 11, 12, and 20, 2007, signed by "George Mason"
  • May 10, 2007, signed by "Jason Scarlett"
  • March 26, 2007, signed by "Jason Scarlett"
  • February 26, 2007, signed by "Lisa Johnson"
  • November 8, 2006, signed by "Lisa Johnson"
  • July 28, 2006, signed by "Dan Jacobs"
  • April 27, 2006, signed by "Dan Jacobs"
  • February 8, 2006, signed by "Randy Cohen"
  • December 29, 2005, signed by "Frank M. Orell"

All letters were signed as the Senior Procurement Officer.

Updated: Tuesday, June 10, 2014