According to information recently posted on the federal government’s vendor database, Central Contractor Registration, there are recent reports that businesses are receiving fraudulent letters appearing to be from Equifax. These letters request that current or potential contractors register by submitting their company’s financial information on a release form entitled, “Authorization to release financial information.” An exerpt from the letter:
The fraudulent message goes on to request that you provide the name of your financial institution and account number via fax.
Please be advised that this letter is a scam and not from Equifax.
Other versions of this letter have been sent out to businesses purporting to be from the U.S. Department of Transportation as well as from other companies. These letters are a fraudulent means to obtain financial information and acxcess to your bank accounts. Please ignore any such letters.
If you have responded to this fraudulent letter, contact your financial institution immediately to secure your accounts.