Truck in ditch got scammed by tow truck company?

Discussion in 'Questions To Truckers From The General Public' started by JJ032323, Mar 23, 2023.

  1. JJ032323

    JJ032323 Bobtail Member

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    Got a phone no.1866 783 7853 from a police in
    Woodland, CA, United States to call for a tow truck because the truck was in a ditch. The company charged the credit card US$1100 over the phone and no show up more than 10 hours and then long ring when calling. Lesson learned. :-(
    I am a newbie company driver and wants to hear how to deal with truck in the ditch if this happen again without getting scammed.
     
    Last edited: Mar 24, 2023
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  3. Animosus

    Animosus Medium Load Member

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    There is more to this story...
     
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  4. bad-luck

    bad-luck Road Train Member

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    I don't answer any calls from numbers that I don't recognize. Also police don't call from an 866 number...
     
  5. JJ032323

    JJ032323 Bobtail Member

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    Police showed up where the truck was and I was told I could call the tow truck from this no.
     
  6. Tumbleweed TowMan

    Tumbleweed TowMan Medium Load Member

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    What was the name of the tow company that showed up?
     
  7. Animosus

    Animosus Medium Load Member

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    Sounds fishy that the police would give you a phone number to call. You either make your own arrangements or they would call a company off their rotation list.
     
  8. REO6205

    REO6205 Trucker Forum STAFF Staff Member

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    There's a lot more information that we need in order to answer your question.
    Were you driving the truck?
    Did you make the phone call?
    Name of towing company?
    Was your truck driveable?
    Number of tow trucks dispatched and time involved?
    Have you tried calling that phone number again to dispute the charges?
     
  9. REO6205

    REO6205 Trucker Forum STAFF Staff Member

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    Especially in the Woodland area. There are several heavy tow outfits in that immediate area and it's my undestanding the CHP calls work on a rotatational basis.
     
  10. JJ032323

    JJ032323 Bobtail Member

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    Never showed up. Properly that was not the real police because not familiar with their uniform and car.
     
  11. JJ032323

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