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Customer Alerts:  Frauds and Scams


At Fiscal Service, we’re concerned that our customers stay up to date about frauds and scams that impact their financial transactions. We’ll use this page to bring you the latest information about the frauds and how you can avoid them.

Routing Transit Number Fraud

One of the common fraud schemes perpetrated over the last several years involves the use of unauthorized Routing Transit Numbers (RTNs) to make payments using fictitious accounts. RTNs are nine digit codes which appear on the bottom of negotiable instruments, such as checks, to identify the financial institution on which they are drawn.

Recently, promotion of this fraud on social media channels has encouraged individuals to pay their debts using an unauthorized RTN and the individual’s social security number. This scam is an attempt to get individuals to reveal their social security number. You should ignore this scam. Submitting payments with a fraudulent account or RTN is illegal.

If you become aware of this fraud, you can contact the Treasury’s Office of the Inspector General (OIG) at any of the following:

OIG Hotline Online Complaint Form
E-mail Hotline@oig.treas.gov
Phone: 1-800-359-3898 (toll free)

Other Informational Sites about Frauds and Scams

You should also check these websites for more information about frauds and scams:

Frauds, Phonies and Scams Involving Treasury securities
Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Site about Tax Scams and Consumer Alerts

Come back and visit this page often to check for updates.

Our Other Major Websites

TreasuryDirect

TreasuryDirect is the first and only financial services website that lets you buy and redeem Treasury securities, including U.S. Savings Bonds, directly from the U.S. Department of the Treasury in paperless electronic form.

Visit TreasuryDirect

ARC

The Administrative Resource Center works with federal agencies to improve the agency's success by delivering responsive, customer-focused, cost-effective administrative support.

Visit ARC

Do Not Pay

The Do Not Pay Business Center was developed to support federal agencies in their efforts to reduce the number of improper payments.

Visit Do Not Pay

EFTPS

A free service offered by the Department of the Treasury to help business and individual taxpayers conveniently pay all their federal taxes electronically.

Visit EFTPS



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