Moving Fraud Meeting Focuses on State Partnerships


In the industry-wide battle against rogue movers, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration held a Moving Fraud Meeting in Washington D.C. last month to outline stepped up efforts to combat the rising threat.

In the meeting, FMCSA officials announced expanded partnerships with state law enforcement and an overhauled consumer complaint database. These partnerships include efforts to improve information-sharing, form task forces against specific rogue operators, and conduct joint investigations.

Quarterly teleconferences with the agency's Moving Fraud Working Group are an important factor in helping track criminal activity.

One of the administrations primary objectives is to educate local law enforcement personnel to help them understand that moving fraud is almost always more than just a civil, or contract, dispute. Suspects can often be charged with such crimes as tax evasion, credit card fraud, false advertising, vehicle safety violations, and Internet or wire fraud.