Pakistani "dispatcher" trying to extort me

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  1. gekko1323

    gekko1323 Road Train Member

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    Good morning good people. I finally got on the road again. Anyway, here is a new one...

    A company out of Pakistan, with a virtual office in Virginia, is threatening to wreck my MC# by falsely booking loads and filing a Freightguard against me unless I send them $1700.

    Before anyone asks, NO, I have never done business with them, nor any other dispatching service.

    So my question is, how easy is this to do? Can ANYONE file a Freightguard on anyone else? Can they book loads using my MC that easily?

    I'm calling FMCSA first thing Monday morning.

    @PPDCT
    @wichris
     
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  3. Judge

    Judge Road Train Member

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    call your highway patrol office and ask for someone and have proof and file charges of extortion.
    they’ll want proof, emails, texts, something in writing.
     
  4. gekko1323

    gekko1323 Road Train Member

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    Yes, I have the whole email chain. The thing is, what can they really do? This is a virtual boiler room operation among thousands of others. If they really don't exist here, what type of enforement can be made?
     
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  5. Studebaker Hawk

    Studebaker Hawk Road Train Member

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    Ah yes, the great promise of the internet, that has now become a giant sewer.
    Keep us posted.
    Any rating agency (Freightguard in this case) that accepts unverified anonymous negative entries and sullies your reputation does so at their peril.
    I believe "The Hammer" may want to open up another branch of his law office to collect his 35%.
     
  6. Ridgeline

    Ridgeline Road Train Member

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    We've gone through this crap before.

    Here is what we did.

    Contacted both the FBI and the Michigan state police internet crime task force. Sent them all the emails and texts from these clowns from India (it isn't just Pakistan).

    My lawyer also contacted Carrier411 in Florida, sent them everything plus the contact info from the agents from the two law enforcement group.

    My manager followed up with Carrier411 a few weeks later and found there was one attempt to trash my company but it was deleted and the account closed.

    Carrier411 doesn't want this crap on their door step by the way.
     
  7. Concorde

    Concorde Road Train Member

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    Report it to the FTC.

    I’ve filed many reports to them.

    Federal Trade Commission
     
  8. gekko1323

    gekko1323 Road Train Member

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    So this begs the question...Who EXACTLY has the ability to file a Freightguard report? Can any clown working out of his kitchen in any part of the world do this? I mean, can even dispatchers do this? They are not regulated. These guys aren't even in America for chrissake. How the hell is this crap even allowed?
     
  9. Concorde

    Concorde Road Train Member

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    Likely they aren’t going to file anything, it’s merely a threat to get you to send money.

    Law of averages is what they’re betting on. If one out of a thousand sends money the they win. They’ll run the scam out of a location for a short time then move to another location to run it all over again.
    The emails they use are all disposable and the tell #’s are spoofed. They know how to avoid getting caught.

    Just ignore them and don’t communicate with them. File a report with the FTC.
     
  10. wichris

    wichris Road Train Member

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    Need a broker MC# to file with 411
     
  11. NorthEastTrucker

    NorthEastTrucker Medium Load Member

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    Whow! :eek: I thought this stuff ia just occurring in Canada? How much of these oversea diapatcher companies in India or Pakistan are there?
     
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