Stearns County Sheriff's Office warns of 'DotService.com' scam

Stearns County Sheriff's Office warns of 'DotService.com' scam Photo: Stearns County Sheriff's Office

February 13, 2019 01:38 PM

The Stearns County Sherrif's Office is warning area residents of a scam that has been circulating.

The sheriff's office said in a news release that several residents have reported receiving a letter in the mail from "DotService.com" regarding Department of Transportation (DOT) numbers.

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The department said the letter informs recipients that their DOT number is past due and they need to complete their "Biennial Update" or else have their DOT number deactivated and face a civil penalty of $1,000 per day, up to $10,000.

The Department of Motor Vehicle Services has also been made aware of the letters and confirmed that it's a scam.

The sheriff's office says if you receive one of the letters, you shouldn't respond to it or provide personal information if contacted by phone regarding the request.

A copy of the letter is pictured above.

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