Delivery Drivers Beware: New scam attempts to defraud delivery drivers
Author: District Attorney
12/22/2021 10:50:04 AM
District Attorney Dan Dow issues warning about new scam targeting delivery drivers.
Do you work for a food delivery service like Door Dash? The San Luis Obispo County District Attorney's Office wants to warn you about a scam that is preying on delivery drivers.
Recently, in the Morro Bay area a man called a Door Dasher claiming he was with "Door Dash IT." He said there was an issue and they needed the Dasher's login information. Then he asked for banking information. This man was a scammer.
Fortunately, the Dasher caught on. He kept the scammer on the phone long enough to change his passwords and lock the scammer out of his accounts. The Dasher went to his bank branch to change accounts and make sure everything was secure. The teller told the Dasher he was the fifth person to come in that day with this same story. Thankfully, our Dasher did not lose any money, others were not so lucky.
Please don't ever give out your login and password over the phone. A legitimate delivery service company will already have your information. Also, never give out your bank account login/password. If a caller asks for this, they are a scammer.
Here's what you can do if you are scammed: immediately change your passwords. Go to your bank, change your accounts and make sure your accounts are secure. Report scams to your local law enforcement agency. Make a report on these web sites: https://www.ic3.gov/ and https://www.ftc.gov/
Stay alert. Anyone can fall prey to a scammer.