FRAUD Alert – Watch out for fraudulent USDA Letters





FRAUD ALERT! Producers should be aware of fraudulent letter circulating


USDA has been made aware that there is a fraudulent letter circulating to producers and/or contractors. The signature line in these letters reads “Frank Rutenberg” and the sender claims to be a USDA employee seeking information about the recipient.

These letters are a fraud, the sender is fictitious and recipients should NOT respond to these letters.

Should you receive one of these fraudulent letters, please notify your local Farm Service Agency or a USDA Service Center representative.

Please share this information with your fellow farmers and ranchers.


USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer. To file a complaint of discrimination, write: USDA, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Ave., SW, Washington, DC 20250-9410 or call (866) 632-9992 (Toll-free Customer Service), (800) 877-8339 (Local or Federal relay), (866) 377-8642 (Relay voice users).

November 11, 2013 02:17 pm | News

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