Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Beware False Shipping Papers

Great article which appeared in our local paper.  AP writer is based in Wichita, KS (I guess).

This is more for domestic U.S. shipping, but it's something everyone need to be aware of.

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — To steal huge shipments of valuable cargo, thieves are turning to a deceptively simple tactic: They pose as truckers, load the freight onto their own tractor-trailers and drive away with it.
It's an increasingly common form of commercial identity theft that has allowed con men to make off each year with millions of dollars in merchandise, often food and beverages. And experts say the practice is growing so rapidly that it will soon become the most common way to steal freight.

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