A new identity scam has recently begun to hit freight carriers and brokers, according to the Transportation Intermediaries Association (TIA). The TIA states that it has received identity theft reports from brokers and carriers. The scammers have been stealing the intellectual property, such as logos, graphics and text off of the websites of the carriers and brokers. The thieves then use the graphics to create emails that are sent out to unsuspecting victims, requesting them to become "shipping assistants." The "shipping assistants" are asked to receive packages and then to re-ship the packages at their own expense. The scam has been operated entires via email, which will appear to be legit due to the stolen graphics and logos of legitimate brokers and carriers. You can find out more by clicking here.
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