Warning: Procurement Scam
May 15, 2007
Mass Mailout Number III-2007-46
Subject: Warning: Procurement Scam
Dear Transit Colleague:
This email is a warning of a Procurement Scam that FTA wishes to bring to your attention.
A subrecipient to a grantee of the Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT), Development Services of Northwest Kansas, Inc. (DSNWK), received the attached (2 page) document by fax and they were concerned with it being a scam. The email fax was sent to FTA Headquarters who determined that it was indeed a scam. There was a previous e-mail from another FTA Regional office with the same issue and the name “Jason Scarlett” being used in the scam letter.
If this or a similar fax is received by your organization, please contact your Program Manager in the Region III Office and they will forward the information to FTA Headquarters for follow-up.
Please feel free to distribute this throughout your organization as appropriate.
Herman C. Shipman
Acting Regional Administrator