New panhandler scam

Discussion in 'Motor Carrier Questions - The Inside Scoop' started by PChase, Oct 24, 2021.

  1. PChase

    PChase Road Train Member

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    Twice I’ve had this happen in the last week. People who are seemingly legitimate truckers are in the stores at truckstops needing help figuring out their “rate cons” . When it seems that they won’t be paid they will ask if you can help them out by giving them twenty or thirty bucks.

    I’ve had similar begging bums come to me before but never involving a printed out settlement report.
    Be on the lookout for such people.
     
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  3. Chinatown

    Chinatown Road Train Member

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    I always say, "I don't carry any cash; only use my credit card." Then I walk away.
     
  4. D.Tibbitt

    D.Tibbitt Road Train Member

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    how hard is it to figure out a rate con?
     
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  5. buddyd157

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    i just did not and still (being retired) do not donate.

    not even a shower ticket, or a cigarette, or a light for thiers.

    what a selfish SOB i is........

    but, it's kept money in my pocket, and the chances of getting mugged (taking out my wallet) over the years.
     
  6. Wasted Thyme

    Wasted Thyme Road Train Member

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    I only carry singles. So I can donate to single mothers. ;)
     
  7. austinmike

    austinmike Road Train Member

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    Same here. As soon as they hear “ no cash “ that’s the end of it.
     
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  8. Bean Jr.

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    Showers are I different story. I only fuel at TA/Petro because of the fuel discount I get. Sometimes there is only a different stop where I need to stop. If I can get a shower, I'm very appreciative. So if I can, I'll pay that forward.
     
  9. O.Henry

    O.Henry Heavy Load Member

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    CF293D55-0787-44EF-9416-FF3B0B12C34C.jpeg I gave at the office!
     
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  10. Kyle G.

    Kyle G. Road Train Member

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    I’ve met a handful of bums pretending to be truckers giving out some kind of fake sob story or another. Problem is, the average bum and the average truck driver look a lot alike these days.
     
  11. Bean Jr.

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    Looks like a legend and an out of work bum look a lot alike, daddy.
     
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