Montana Attorney General Warns of Scam Towing Companies

The Montana Highway Patrol recently learned of suspected scam activities in Billings and Missoula

By Associated Press

HELENA – Montana’s attorney general is warning state residents about suspected scam tow truck companies.

The Montana Highway Patrol recently learned of suspected scam activities in Billings and Missoula, Tim Fox said in a statement. People who search online for “tow truck companies near me” are finding website listings for sham businesses, he said.

In the Billings area, listings for “F & V Towing,” “Woods & Sons,” and “Fonnie’s Wrecker Service” appear, along with fake positive consumer reviews. The websites include images of commercial or industrial properties that are or had once been listed for sale or lease.

When consumers call the listed numbers they are connected to an out-of-state call center where people are asked for the credit card information, the Department of Justice said.

Legitimate towing companies don’t charge for services until the tow is complete, Fox said.

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