Load brokering fraud and cargo theft

Crime alert!

Markel Insurance has advised the following:

It has come to our attention that a ring of thieves, originating in Quebec but now targeting Ontario, are stealing cargo through the illegitimate use of carriers’ identities.

While some of the gang have been apprehended and arrested, there are still several continuing to successfully commit load-brokering fraud and fleeing with valuable cargo.

So far, the thieves have been operating under the following phone numbers:

  • 438-580-5659 (phone)
  • 888-334-6258 (fax, using the internet service “My Fax”)

If you are going to broker a load to anyone using the above numbers, it is imperative that you use extreme caution and verify that you are dealing with the legitimate company themselves.

We also suggest that you immediately contact Mike Proska of Burloak Investigative Services at 416-562-0590, or toll-free at 1-800-463-7056.

Likewise, to ensure the protection of your own company’s identity, we recommend that you confirm that your business partners know how to contact you in order to verify any load-brokering transactions.