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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    Thank you for letting me know. Am I suppose to pay first over the phone before they arrive the place?
    How much is the range for calling for a service
     
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  3. AModelCat

    AModelCat Road Train Member

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    Why would you pay up front? I don't give anyone a dime until the job's completed.
     
  4. JJ032323

    JJ032323 Bobtail Member

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    You are right :(
     
  5. skallagrime

    skallagrime Road Train Member

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    NEVER pay before the job is done, expect them to also maybe not unhook from You till they get paid, but thats just buisness
     
  6. JJ032323

    JJ032323 Bobtail Member

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    Do they charge by hours?
     
  7. mslashbar

    mslashbar Medium Load Member

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    If you paid them and noone showed up, call the credit card company and contest the charge.
     
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  8. Opus

    Opus Road Train Member

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    was gonna say.....call your CC company and dispute the charge
     
  9. SmallPackage

    SmallPackage Road Train Member

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    That’s a pretty good out of the box thinking scam. Fake cop drives around looking for stranded motorist’s that need a tow. Hand them a phone number to an internet credit card scammer and hope they “hook” someone.
    Being that it happened in California i’d say it’s almost scripted out of an old CHiPs tv show episode.
     
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  10. bad-luck

    bad-luck Road Train Member

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    Generally police use towing companies that are on their approved tow company list, and they call the tow company.
     
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  11. Tumbleweed TowMan

    Tumbleweed TowMan Medium Load Member

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    It's a sad commentary of our society that we towmen VERY often stay hooked & ready to roll until payment is complete.
     
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