New York officials have issued a warning about a possible DOT-related ‘phishing scam’ targeting truck drivers.
Lewis County Clerk Jake Moser posted this warning to Facebook, “And here’s another phishing scam. Please do not reply to a letter like this. Make sure it has authentic NYS DMV logo or better yet contact our office.”
The letter states:
You are currently past due to complete and file your Biennial Update with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) as per Title 49 Code of Federal Regulations Section 390.19. FMCSA requires all entities under its jurisdiction to update their information every 24 months.
Your last biennial update was filed 8/3/2011 and was due to have been updated on 10/31/2011.
Failure to complete a Biennial Update may result in civil penalties of up to $1,000 per day, not to exceed $10,000 and possible deactivation of your USDOT #.
Log onto www.DotService.com and to enter your DOT # to complete your Biennial Update or call us directly at 855-585-5005 extension #1.
CDLLife looked up DOT Compliance Group, the company’s name and logo that is used in the letterhead. According to the company’s website – which is not the URL that is posted in the letter – it appears that DOT Compliance Group offers drug and alcohol testing.
While DOT Compliance Group does have a 3.8-star rating on Google, several have commented that this appears to be an ongoing tactic for the company.
The URL listed in the letter, www.DotServcie.com, does appear to have a similar logo to that of DOT Compliance Group.
If you receive this letter, or a letter like, it call your local DMV.