Fraudulent letter directed to producers
USDA has been made aware that there is a fraudulent letter circulating to producers and 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, notify the Farm Service Agency or a USDA Service Center representative.