Latest fax scam involves fake DOT asking for procurements

WIBW reports that there is currently a fax scam going around where a business receives an unsolicited procurement request from the Department of Transportation (DOT) that either includes a request for financial information (such as banking information) or a request for the same information is sent when the fax is replied to.

Quoting WIBW, DOT will only request financial information once there is a specific contract in place.

As with previous fax scams we’ve observed, once the scam is announced publicly, the scam can often change to come from other government departments or companies.

The DOT has posted a copy of a fradulent letter at http://www.dot.gov/sites/dot.dev/files/docs/Fraud_High_Desert_12042013.pdf

If you suspect you have received a letter, contact your bank (if your financial information has been compromised) as well as the DOT

From – US DOT Fradulent Letter Warning via WIBW at USDOT Warns of Fax Scam