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FMCSA issues email phishing scam alert

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The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has issued a warning about an email scam targeting truckers.

“FMCSA has been notified of a phishing scam that you may receive from the FMCSA “Assistant of Administration” claiming you need to “complete your most recent up-to-date membership License certificate.” If you receive any suspicious email from [email protected] or any other entity that you are not expecting or looks suspicious, please delete the email from your inbox. Once the email has been deleted, go into your deleted mail and delete it from your deleted mailbox. Doing this will limit the exposure of the phishing email,” the agency advised in a news release.

Officials said, “Note that the only legitimate way to log in to the Training Provider Registry is via login.gov. Never enter your email address and password into a third-party website claiming to give you access to the Training Provider Registry.”

The FMCSA also advises users to check the website URL for “https://” which means that the website is secure and .gov or .mil, which means that the website is a legitimate government site.

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