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Pittsylvania County (Virginia) Sheriff’s Office warns of bogus letter

CHATHAM — The Pittsylvania County Sheriff’s Office received an alert today from T.E. Frazier of the U.S. Department of Transportation about a fraudulent letter being mailed out to trucking and transportation companies, according to a news release from Sheriff Mike Taylor.

The letter is requesting financial information that USDOT does ask for in the format provided, the release states.

The letter, signed with the name Robert Dal, claiming to be a senior processing officer with USDOT, tells the targeted businesses that they need to submit their financial information release form or they will not be eligible for procurement with USDOT for the fourth quarter of 2008, the release states.

Anyone receiving this letter is urged to contact their local law enforcement agency.  From

Beware of scams – especially those asking for financials.  The DoT has more information as well as an example of the letter here.



June 4, 2008 - Posted by | BOLO and Crime, trucking | ,

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