As a Truck Driver you have to deal with a lot of things. Making sure that you get the loads, making sure that they are delivered on time and everything else in between. As if these things weren’t enough to worry about, there is also the risk of falling prey to various unscrupulous people who want to cheat you out of your hard-earned cash. Trucking scams are a dime a dozen so you need to know what you can do to protect yourself from them. Here are some suggestions:
- Always verify the identity and billing address of the customer before giving and accepting payment information. Verify business names, addresses and contact info which can easily be done with a phone call or internet search.
- Always have voice confirmation/authorization before every transaction.
- Always document everything: notarize legal documents, scan important documents, keep them in a safe place.
- Always be cautious of people persistently trying to pressure you into a payment transaction.
- Always remember: “If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.”
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