The United States Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Office of Inspector General (OIG) was established in 1978 to provide the Secretary of Transportation and Congress with independent and objective reviews of the efficiency and effectiveness of DOT operations and programs and to detect and prevent fraud, waste, and abuse.
The OIG’s Office of Investigations is comprised of both criminal and general investigators who are responsible for conducting criminal, civil, and administrative investigations of fraud and a variety of other allegations affecting the DOT, its operating administrations, programs, and grantees (grant funds).
The Office of Investigation’s top priorities involve crimes with a public safety impact, fraud schemes that significantly impact DOT funds, and employee integrity violations.
Make sure you are prepared on how to spot a moving scam before selecting your moving company.
Defendants charged with transportation-related crimes sometimes flee the court’s jurisdiction and/or the United States rather than face prosecution or serve a sentence. When these circumstances occur, they become fugitives from justice.
Click here to see a list of names, descriptions, charges they are wanted for, FBI identification number, and pictures of fugitives sought by the OIG’s Office of Investigations for fraud involving a moving company.
Many of those displayed on the USDOT OIG’s wanted list were born in Israel but their last known location was either in Florida or California.
According to the OIG website, most of these individuals and their co-conspirators would demand full payment of an inflated price above what was originally quoted on the original move estimate before they would deliver their customer’s goods. Often when customers refused to pay the inflated charges, their household goods and personal property were placed in an undisclosed warehouse without either the owner’s knowledge or approval.
DO NOT attempt to apprehend any of these individuals. Some of those being sought are believed to be armed and dangerous.
OIG Whistleblower and Consumer Complaint Centers
Contact either the OIG at 1-800-424-9071 or your local police if you have interaction with or information about the whereabouts of any of the individuals on the OIG wanted list.
The DOT’s Office of Investigations manages a Hotline Complaint Center and investigates whistleblower disclosures, including those referred by the U.S. Office of Special Counsel.
Individuals who contact the OIG via telephone (or letter) are not required to identify themselves to the Hotline operator. However, persons who report allegations are encouraged to identify themselves in the event additional questions arise as the OIG evaluates or pursues their allegations.
To file a complaint call 1-800-424-9071 toll free or read here for more information.