Fraudulent USDOT Faxes/Email Resurface

As we have advised you in the past to beware, recently several MITA members have received what appears to be official letters (and emails) from the USDOT requesting specific bank account information.

Although they are very official looking on USDOT Procurement Office letterhead, we have confirmed with the USDOT’s Office of Inspector General (OIG) that the letters and emails are indeed fraudulent. The individuals who are sending out the Procurement Office letters are writing “bad checks” against the accounts of the companies that unfortunately provide them the information.

If you have any questions regarding these letters or emails contact OIG Special Agent Jacquie Wente in their Chicago office, at 312-353-0461.


If you have any questions or comments, please contact Glenn Bukoski or Doug Needham at the MITA office at 517-347-8336 or by e-mail at or