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Preventing Fraud in the Trucking Industry

Preventing Fraud in the Trucking Industry

Specializing in transportation collections, Alexander, Winton & Associates has made a name for itself in helping shippers get PAID amounts of money that are rightfully theirs. Beyond just being a transportation collections company, we’ve taken a strong stance against fraud and dishonesty that continues to plague the trucking industry. We uphold our anti-theft position by offering a number of useful and effective services to our customers to help protect them from fraud and deception. Learn more information by reading below or by getting in touch with us today at 662.892.8591 or by submitting a contact form here! 

AWA’s Famous Identity Theft Tool

Perhaps our most well-known feature that tackles theft in our industry, AWA’s Identity Theft Tool makes it easy for you to protect yourself from identity thieves. If you’re a broker or carrier, our tool will help keep you updated, educated, and protected against those who plague our industry with dishonesty and deception. There, you will find the most recent contact information provided to the FMCSA by a broker or carrier. If you haven’t used it yet, it’s easy! Just visit it for yourself here. 

Checking Who You Do Business With

Before you agree to do business with anyone, particularly here in the trucking industry, AWA advises that you verify three things to ensure a smooth and steady relationship. These three things are:

  • Check the email address first.  The email address a company has provided to the FMCSA is the most crucial thing to verify.  If a company has provided a gmail.com email address or an email with a unique domain like awcollects.com, it’s important to ensure the email address you are communicating with either match what the company provided or has the same unique domain.  Most major carriers or brokers have their own unique email domains.  Of the identity theft cases AWA has worked on in the past the email address is always different than the one the company originally provided to the FMCSA.
  • Check the phone number.  If the phone number the person calls in on doesn’t match the one provided to the FMCSA be sure to double check their email to ensure it at least matches.

Choose AWA for Your Transportation Collection Needs!

AWA operates on a contingency fee basis, meaning, if we cannot collect, you owe us nothing. If you have unpaid freight invoices and are not sure what to do next, call 662-892-8591 to speak with one of AWA’s client specialists today or Place a Direct Claim TodayFor more information on our agency practices and methods, view our AWA Collection Process.

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