DAT, the load board provider, has taken swift action against fraudulent websites attempting to access its customers’ information. The company has shut down these fake sites and vowed to respond immediately to any future attempts by fraudsters.
Annabel Reeves, DAT’s communications director, emphasized their firm stance on fraud. “We have a zero tolerance policy to fraud and will take immediate action if we find anyone engaging in fraudulent behavior” She stated.
Customers must promptly report any phishing emails or suspicions of compromised credentials to DAT’s customer service. To prevent further issues, DAT advises sending a screenshot of the message rather than forwarding the actual phishing email.
For more information and protection against fraud, DAT users can visit the company’s dedicated fraud protection website.
Phishing attacks have surged within the logistics industry, with sophisticated hackers targeting brokers and carriers. Recently, a DAT user received a fraudulent Carrier411 Freight Guard Report email. It directed them to a fake site with a different URL from DAT’s actual web address. Investigations revealed that these fake sites were hosted by companies like Beget LLC in St. Petersburg, Russia, and web application site Netlify.
Netlify responded swiftly to reports of these fraudulent sites. They suspended both reported sites on the same day they were notified, further securing the safety of DAT users.