|If you cannot verify whether an agent is a WCAworld member, then it is probably an agent with bogus cheap rates as a hook to get your business in their control. As you can see in the case above, it was an expensive mistake.
What if the cheating agent walked away with the USD 26,560.00 without the intention to pay the carrier? This is still a possibility with the first case shown above. These shipments will be stuck at the destination port with proof of cargo ownership problems to allow release, and racking up port storage and carrier demurrage charges. Add a strong possibility of being sued by the customer, bringing more misery to the innocent agent.
Taken from the WCA World publication