USDA Warns of Fraudulent Letters

March 19, 2012 04:36 AM


USDA officials learned on March 16 that fraudulent letters are being sent by FAX to individuals and businesses in at least four states.  
The letters purportedly come from a USDA procurement officer and seek personal information. These letters are false and in no case should a recipient respond with personal and financial information.
The fraudulent letters bear USDA’s logo and seal and are signed by an individual identified as "Frank Rutenberg" using a title of "Senior Procurement Officer". Letters have been received by FAX in Alabama, Nebraska, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin, but may have also been sent to other states. Recipients should not respond and should not supply the requested information. USDA is investigating this matter through the Office of the Inspector General.  
If you suspect you have received such a letter or have questions please contact USDA at: or call 202-720-9448.



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3/19/2012 08:14 AM

  I made a point of sharing this important notice on my Facebook, Twitter, and other Social Network pages. I urge everyone else to do the same.

3/19/2012 08:15 AM



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