308 - 06/03 - Fraudulent Bills of Lading for copper shipments - Dar Es Salaam - Tanzania
they try to sell the fictitious consignment to an unsuspected purchaser.It is known that these fraudsters also operate from other ports where copper is exported. Carrier’s agents should: (a) Take every effort to protect original blank bills of lading to stop criminals gaining possession of them (b) Be cautious when dealing with anyone unfamiliar who seeks to make a booking.Members should to be alert to this method of fraud.
If in doubt, please contact Signum Services Ltd.Source of information:
Signum Services Ltd
Tel +44 207 283 5616
Bulletin 308 (23 KB)
Source UK P&I