Freight Scam Alert: Impersonators Targeting Carriers
FreightCaviar has been made aware of scammers impersonating major freight brokers like Uber Freight and Prosponsive Logistics.
Two carriers recently contacted FreightCaviar regarding freight broker imposters.
- Uber Freight Impersonated: Scammers hacked Uber's DAT login, creating a fake load from Simpson, KS using a @gmail.com email. When the carrier searched the Uber Freight load board for the load, it didn't exist.
- Prosponsive Logistics Fake: Another scam involved a load from Avon Lake, OH, with the fraudster also using a Gmail account.
Phishing Tactics for DAT Logins:
Previously, we wrote about a phishing tactic aimed at brokers to gain access to their DAT accounts.
- Fake DAT Emails: Scammers are using emails like email@example.com to mimic DAT, attempting to steal login credentials by asking users to click a link to a dupe DAT login page. From there, the user's details become compromised.
Series of Red Flags:
- Inconsistencies in Communication: Prosponsive Logistics impersonators claiming they no longer pay for their domain is a red flag.
- Suspicious Email Domains: Be wary of Gmail accounts claiming to be from large freight brokers.
- Grammar and Language Issues: Poorly written communication can indicate a scam.
- Verify Load Information: Always double-check load details directly on the broker’s official load board.
- Use Official Websites: Access DAT and other services directly from their official websites, like one.dat.com, instead of links in emails.
- Enhanced Vigilance: Stay alert to any inconsistencies or suspicious requests.