From: Nona McDonough
Sent: Tuesday, November 27, 2012 3:11 PM
I just received a phone call from Dorothy Campbell of Wichita Truck Driving School. She advised that her students are receiving phone calls from a "fake" recruiter named, Wayne Bishop from phone # 615-284-4332.
Wayne is charging people large amounts of money telling them he can get them jobs especially if they have had a DUI, felony, or misdemeanor. He is telling them that he can get felonies/misdemeanors approved within 5 years and DUI's within 3 years. Then, he promises them that they are only out 14 days and home 4 days.
Dorothy stated that he has called some students and advised that he worked for Prime. Now, he is saying that he works for Covenant Transport. After he collects their money, he calls them back and says, "You've just been scammed."
Dorothy wanted to make everyone aware of the situation. She also advised that anyone can call her at 316-838-3336 or her cell # @ 316-579-3379 if they hear anything from "Wayne Bishop". She is trying to track as many of the calls as possible.
Nona McDonough, Covenant Transport.
Thanks for the Heads up!
From: Nona McDonough
We received the following alert from Jerry Thurman, Oklahoma Truck Driving School.
There is a gentleman named Steve Brand, Circle B Transport going to schools in the mid-west, he has a partner hitting schools in the South East. The con is he promises the graduates a $5,000 signing bonus $2,500 up front and then $2,500 after 90 days to help pay for the tuition. They never receive the bonus. He has no jobs.
According to Jerry he is targeting female graduates and does have a website set up but there is no longer a Circle B Transport Company in business. Jerry is working with police and wanted to share with the membership. Hopefully they will shut it down soon.
Please tell your graduates to be very cautious.
We received the following email from NAPFTDS
ROEHL Phone Call Scam
Wiregrass Georgia Technical College received a phone call this morning from a gentleman named Michael Brown. He said he was a recruiter with ROEHL and needed 4 drivers. He gave his phone number as 256-265-8430. The message received from the college recruiter was 'health care AUT' in Alabama.
Mike White of Wiregrass stated that they had a 2006 graduate by the name of Michael Brown that worked for ROEHL until 2011. Mr. White called the number and the individual answered the phone as Michael Brown and it was not their student.
After confirmation with ROEHL, it was indeed a SCAM.
Thanks for the heads up Crissie
CVTA received the following email from Teresa Miller at Covenant Transport:
I just received a call from Kirk Vance with United States Truck Driving School in Denver CO. A man going by Michael Hayes has called him saying he is with Covenant Transport and asking form student information. The phone number Michael Hayes gave him was 423-855-5755. I advised Mr. Vance with USTDS this is a scam and not to give him the requested information.
Thanks for the heads up Teresa.
From Joanie Barber at Georgia Driving Academy
A scam with a twist
I just wanted to let you know that we received a call today that I think is probably a scam. A man called and said he needed 4 drivers immediately for Roehl, said his name was Jerry Ellis and that he had more flexibility to bring someone on board than our normal recruiter. After I hung up I tried to verify with Roehl that he was in fact an employee and was told he does not work for them. He called me back and I asked where he was located and he said "Peachtree St., NW," I then told him that Roehl did not have him as an employee, he then said "well let me call them and have them call you." His phone number is 404-686-6117.
Thanks for the heads up Joanie
From Dean Cochran, Director of Driver Recruiting, TransAm Trucking, Inc.
The scammer is at it again.
We have received a few calls from truck driving schools the last two days stating that a Mark Henderson is making calls claiming that he works with TransAm and is looking for students and to have them call him at 786 459 3896. Then he ask the students to wire him $250.
Please don’t ever give his number to your students or give him your students number. It is a scam that he has been working for many years now just switching the names of the trucking company every few days.
From Marlene Dakita, PTDI
John Hancock, Director of Training and Driver Recruiting at Prime Inc., has advised that someone claiming to be Roger or Michael Strickland is posing as a Prime recruiter. The phone number associated with this scam is 786-459-3896.
Professional Truck Driver Institute
John Hancock, director of training and driver recruiting for Prime, Inc., has reported another recruiting scam.
Someone representing himself as David Palmer, director of operations for Prime, is contacting students and asking for a $400 up-front fee to be brought to Prime for a job, paid in good faith that they want a job. This scammer's voicemail at 386-212-0831 even answers to this name and title. Please stress to students that this is not Prime and that they never would operate in this manner.
Please be on the lookout for scammer calls and do a reminder to your active students to do the same.
Thanks to Kenneth E. Whittington, Vice President, Career Path Training Corp.
Central Tech Truck Driver Training received a call from a gentleman named Wayne Bishop who said he was a recruiter for Crete Carrier. They checked with Crete and they said he was not with them at all. He didn't leave a number for anyone to call, but was calling asking about schools in this area.
Please be aware of a potential new scam getting started.
Thanks to Crissie and Janet Griebel for the heads up!
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