SCAM Alert – FAKE UDSA Letter to Farmers

From your Carroll County FSA Office:

I’m writing today to warn you of a scam that is being sent to farmers with fax machines.  We have at least one local reported incident and there have been many nationwide.  The fax comes from the “USDA” with our logo and letterhead signed by a “Frank Rutenberg”.  I have attached to this notice an example of what this will look like.  The fax asks for personal banking information so that they may get into and withdraw money from your account.  Do not respond to this fax.  Please report any incidents of this scam to me so I can report it to Washington, DC.

If you received this fax and have already responded with your banking information, immediately notify your banking institution of this incident.  We also encourage you to notify your local law enforcement agency.

If you are ever asked for personal information (especially banking information or your social security number) over the phone, through email or by fax, be very suspicious.  Please feel free to call us if you have any questions about any of this.

Morgan Thornburg

Carroll County Executive Director


Phishing Attempt

March 23, 2012 12:48 pm | Education and Issues and News

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