Warning: Fake shipping company scam

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Does the name Mark Hollis come up in any of these scam programs? We have been contacted by this person wanting to purchase some custom copper work to be sent to Sweden, picked up by a third party freight company. Sounds like he is calling from a telemarketing boileroom. We are very skepticle at this point.
Latest one in the UK is from a wayne johnson [wayne.johnson65@gmail.com], the delivery address is in Singapore and we were asked to print 130,000 flyers and send them them via TNA International Freight Couriers. Credit card details were supplied by Naome Hone [security442@live.com]. We tracked down the credit card owners (addresses supplied) and told them their card details had been probably been stolen and someone was trying to use them in a scam. Offered to help supply the police with further information when they report it to them - this may be a way to get the police involved...Hope the supplied email addresses helps someone!Mark Amos

We had a similar scam with wayne johnson (wayne.johnson65@gmail.com).  We informed our credit card merchant account of these possibly fraudelant charges.  Hopefully this helps anyone else out there!!

I also work for a print company and we were asked to quote for 130,000 flyers. After quoting I received this email:"thank you for your reply ,however i think am okay with the quote . And also would like you to proceed with the shipment . I will like to recommend you to TNA INTERNATIONAL FREIGHT COURIERS for the shipping of the flyers to our newly foundation project branch located in Singapore and will like you to email them with the total weight of the flyers together with the pick up and delivery address , so that they can get you the shipping cost. below is my branch or delivery address: Bowell Corporation Inc896 Dunearn Road,#04-06B Sime Darby CenterSingapore 589472 Singapore and below is also the contact information of TNA International Freight Couriers INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING DEPARTMENT: PERSON TO CONTACT:MR JAMES MILLER SHIPPING COMPANY'S CONTACT EMAIL ADDRESS: tnafreightco@live.com and tnafreightco@consultant.com i will like you to go ahead and contact them now and get back to me , so that i canprovide you with my credit card for you to bill it for the total amount of the flyers together with the shipping cost , i would be looking forward on hearing from you soon. Stay blessedWayne Johnson"Alarm bells starting ringing straight away and we googled and found this site. We've forwarded the emails onto the police.
we have just received the print order scam from Michael Daley, Alarm bells rang when the artwork supplied was spelt incorrectly,we supplied a quote the received this replyHelloThank you for your email, I will like to recommend you to MoboShipping Company for the shipping of the unit to my branch inSingapore and i will like you to email them with the total weight ofthe unit together with the pick up and delivery address , So that theycan get you the shipping cost. below is my branch address:Maersk Inc896 Dunearn Road,#04-06B Sime Darby CenterSingapore 589472 SingaporeThe contact email to Mobo Shipping Company ismslaf_shipping_co@live.com and i will like you to go ahead and contactthem now, so that i can provide you with my credit card for you tobill it for the total amount of the unit together with the shippingcost.Best Regards.Michael DaleyWe checked the shipping co. name and thank goodness, found this site, I cant believe he is still trying, Cant something be done to warn potential businesses of the scam.Such a financial loss could result in the closure of small firms.I hate to think of the amount people who have been scammed.Companies beware!
My husband has an architectural millwork company and on Novemeber 12, 2009 we were contacted my e-mail from a "John Sizemore" wanting to order some stair parts and shipped to Singapore. (We get the stair parts from that part of the world) That was the funny part. He wanted to use Swift Freight International, which is a legitamite company. But I knew some thing was up. Have not heard from him as of today. Will keep you posted.
Mike Daley (daley90@gmail.com) e-mailed our company for a quote on two ice makers but there were red flags throughout his message. So I reverse-searched the address he provided and came up with your blog. Thanks to you & the other posters, I now can tell my co-workers to cease contact with Mike. :~)
Was contacted yesterday by Michael Daley email address daley90@gmail.com same thing wanted to order large quantity of leaflets with payment direct from us to a shipping company called Mobo Shipping Co (mslaf_shipping_co@live.com. I suspected it was a scam straight away, which I emailed back and told him so. If it looks too easy and too good to be true it probably is, so be careful. I did a google search for the shipping company and this warning site came up.
I would like to mention that the value of the purchases is not necessary high, Michael Daley (daley90@gmail.com) was quoted £745.00 and the shipping would have been £645.00 so beware you could be scammed for smaller amounts too. He even left me a mobile number and address " I would like you to do me a favor and contact the shippers,I will pay for any handling charges and my number is 0703 186 9621 and address is 389 edge ware road, NW 2 6 LH,London"I have tried this number and someone answers but they won't acknowledge they can hear you. I do think it was him....
Just another one to add to the collection. It certainly helps if these repeated names/phrases pop up in relation to a scam when people Google them.Hello Sir/Madam.a Good Morning , My name is Mr Robert. Am contacting your company this time to know if you haveFloor Wood for sale,if yes you do have them for sale,I will kindly like you to go ahead and reply me back with the types ,sizes and prices of each of the Floor Wood you have for sale.Also like you to give me your contact number and what form of payment do you accept,I will look forward to hear from you sooner.Best Regards.Mr Robert JohnsonDear Customer My name is Mr.Robert Johnson The Continental Church International i want to make a special order ... i am ok with the 9.85sq.ft The Quantity i will need is 80 PCs, kindly go ahead and email me with the total pick up price plus Tax Excluding Shipping Of The 80 PCs, also advise me on the method of payment you accept, Kindly respond to me as soon as possible for us to proceed further with the order... Thank You.Regards..

I was contacted by a man who initially called himself "Najim" then, during the course of our e-mails, started signing them Grey Wilkinson. Red Flag #1. He placed an order for 270 bars of soap to be shipped to Cairo using his preferred company Fast Cargo Express (fastcargoexpress@hotmail.com). The fact that I could find no such shipping company in the U.S. coupled with the hotmail e-mail address was red flag #2. Same scenario as most: contact company for shipping quote, would take credit card payment for order+shipping, Western Union shipping cost to bank account. Received e-mail from "Grey Wilkinson" (wilkinsongrey@gmail.com) and shipping company both at 2:07pm, a highly unlikely coincidence. Red Flag #3. Finally told G. Wilkinson he would have to pay via Google checkout -- a third party site that would require him to enter credit information via a traceable i.p. address. He refused. I told him it was for my protection, he knew I was onto him, and I haven't heard from him since.

I own a Graphic Design / Advertising company, and I just received this email from"wayne.johnson65@gmail.com":Good day, My Name is Mr. Wayne Johnson . l want to order some flyer's 130,000 copies with the size of 8.5''x11'' in full copies Black Ink on yellow Paper and attached is the artwork to print.However, i need this flyer's to be printed one side on a 60# lb paper stock.Kindly go ahead and quote me the total pick up prices plus tax without shipping and kindly advise me the method of of payment you accept so that we can proceed with this order, hope to hear from you soon. Stay Blessed,Wayne JohnsonAs I usually do with unfamiliar email requests, I googled his email, which brought me to you.I would like to thank you, and everyone who posted here, for saving my company from taking a hit that, in these times, would have been particularly painful.I felt I needed to share this with everyone, so that like all of you, I could become part of the solution.Thanks again - and be careful out there!
One more. We sell DVDs online (titles and pricing listed right there.....) and received this email:Hello,I am interested in purchasing some of your products, I will like to knowif you can ship directly to NEW ZEALAND , I also want you to know my modeof payment for this order is via Credit Card. Get back to me if you canship to that destination and also if you accept the payment type I indicated. Kindly return this email with your price list of your products..I await your quick response.Kind RegardsAlbert GraysonFigured something was funky, but emailed back stating yes, we could ship to New Zealand, but total price would depend on quantity ordered.Received this as a reply:Here is what i will like to order,(List of about 100 DVDs cut and pasted from our website)I will like you to get back to me with the total cost and the shippingcost.and here is address for you to the shipping cost via ups orfedex.and please kindly get back to me if this items is in stock .Company name: Pennymart272 Saturn PlaceNorth Shore City Auckland New Zealand Zip code:07511NZ +64 56 77 5463NZ +64 64 77 8542Do this on time so that i can be able to give you my credit cardinformationand complete my order for meBest RegardsALBERTThat "order" came to about $3,100. I was now really skeptical, so looked into things (like no such address) and found this site. Great site. Were I to waste more of my time in writing back with a total plus shipping, I'm sure "Albert" would be more than helpful in suggesting "his" shipping company! :-)
Im a small publisher that recieved the email about shipping books directly to New Zealand. When I responded about different shipping options and that I would use their account I was answered with a request for item qty discounts. I noticed that it came from a gmail account that had wilson in it, whiel he called himself Mr grayson. Found this site (thanks) Ill warn the publishers assocation
I work at a limestone quarry we were contacted by a Rev. Ray Martin through email raymartin2g0@gmail.com he wanted to order a large quanity of stone, wanted us to contact his shipping company and put the shipping cost on top of his cost of the stone. He then would pre pay us with a stolen credit card, we would then have to pre pay the trucking company to pick up the order (the check would go back to Rev. Ray Martin SCAM) and we would be stuck with the inventory. Shipping Info. Rev. Ray Martin gave us SHIPPING COMPANY CONTACT Shipping Company Name:Raf Shipping CompanyContact E-mail Address : Rafshippingcompany@gmail.comContact Name : MR BASIT Shipping Address: Mr Mark Quashie 14 Combat Ave. Ghana Accra 00233This company who was trying to SCAM us used a billing address of 625 Saint Laurent CourtFort. Worth, Texas 76126775-252-9927
I had a email from a Christian Lovebridge (jricch@gmail.com) asking for a quote for banners along much the same lines as the above scam attempts. The email had a phone number (Tel:8005718141 ext 3) which didn't seem to be associated with any legitimate business.I provided the quote with heavily inflated pricing to see if it would be accepted. This individual phoned back and questioned me about the pricing, and when I refused to alter the quote I heard no more about it. I began to doubt and thought perhaps I had chased away a legitimate customer, but just now found the name associated with an older scam attempt.
I have a new twist on the scam. We manufacture swimming pool scoreboards, and Curt Thompson wanted to order our most expensive product @ $52K+. The original address he gave was in Woodland, CA. After providing the initial quote, he asked me to get a quote for shipping the order to the Bowell School at 896 Dunearn Road, #04-06B Sime Darby Center, Singapore 589472 from TNA International Freight Couriers (tnafreightco@live.com or tnafreightco@consultant.com). I looked for the school name on Google and Bing and found nothing, But the address showed up in Bing as a personal residence. I asked him to confirm the address and he said it was a new school just being set up so there was no web site yet. He said he would pay for the order by credit card. I was suspicious but since we require 50%down with the order for all international shipments, I decided to play along for a while longer. I sent the request for the shipping quote and got a reply quoting $27,741 for shipping. The RED FLAG was that the freight had to be paid in advance by wire transfer to a company in Ghana. I Googled the freight company name and found your blog. I'll be reporting it to the Fed's as you recommended. Thanks for your vigilance!
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This is the second try from the same guy for me. Does he think that I will forget he already tried to scam me? Here's the e-mail:Hello , Am interested in some Pallet Rack which is : 36" X 16' Tear Drop Frames 8' x 3-1/2" Tear Drop Beam 36" x 46" Wire Decking I need them in this week or next week and i will be picking it up as soon as it's ready so get back to me with the price on each and the method of payment you accept , So that i can email you back with the quantities i need .I want you to do me a favor by contacting shipping company which i recommended and find out the cost for shipment.The merchandise will be shipped to my new orphanage house and as soon as u heard back from them with the cost for shipping i will make all the payment at once , Here is the shipping address below : Rev James John ,1methordist kids Orphanage32 Trasaco ValleyCity AccraCountry Ghana Kindly go ahead and contact Cargo Express Shipping Co , with the pick up location and delivery address as well as the dimensions of the merchandise and find out the cost for shipment.It is a good broker and they ship worldwide . I have been using them for sometime because their service is very good and they always give a good satisfaction to their customers . After you schedule the pick up with the shipping company i want you to add the shipping charges on to the total of the merchandise and email me back with it before i can email or give a call back with my Credit Card info for you to run the charges and then they can come in for the pick up on the date and time that you gave them . Here is their email address copy and email them : cargoexpress2@gmail.com Best Regards , Rev James John .That an idiot.
We received one of these email scams this past weekend.E-Mail Address? Mark_larry11@yahoo.comName? Mark LarryMessage? To the Owner, My name is Mark Larry.I am with the Presbyterian Church of God and i will like to know if you sell or make Banners.below is the information of the Banners:10 pieces of 36 x 7210 pieces of 24 x 9610 pieces of 36 x 6010 pieces of 36 x 12010 pieces of 48 x 4810 pieces of 48 x 9610 pieces of 48 x 144with grommets(metal holes)PRINT ARTWORKPray Without Ceasing And Worship The Lord Your God In A True Way.....white with black text1 side print Kindly email me the pick up quote for pieces of each banner because after i have received the total i will send you the contact details of the shipping company i will be using so that you will contact them and get me the shipping charges and i will make the full payment for the banners and shipping to you for you to start my order.i will like to know the price excluding shipping.I will like you to send me an email response with the picked up price for each size and if you don't have this size or type available kindly email me with the sizes you have available.WHAT TYPE OF CREDIT CARD DO YOU ACCEPT?ARE YOU THE OWNER? .Kindly respond to me as soon as possible for us to proceed further with the order.Thank You,Rev Mark.Email Address: Mark_larry11@yahoo.com
We received the exact same request as above (Mark Larry / Presbyterian Church of God), except the contact information was "Ricky Smith" at ricky.smith2g0@gmail.com
They tried to get us too... He wanted to order 4,000 Mugs to be Shipped to Singapore via TNA International Shipping. (ha TNA). NICE TRY WAYNE!!!
Our company was contacted via email by "Curt Thomson" who wanted 4,000 11 oz. coffee mugs imprinted. He agreed on the price that I sent him. Read below: Hi, thank you for your response.However,am okay with the quote and will like you to proceed with the shipment.I will like to recommend you to TNA INTERNATIONAL FREIGHT COURIERS for the shipping of the units to our newly executive office branch located in Singapore and will like you to email them with the total weight of the units together with the pick up and delivery address , so that they can get you the shipping cost. below is my branch or delivery address: Bowell Corporation Inc896 Dunearn Road,#04-06B Sime Darby CenterSingapore 589472 Singapore and below is also the contact information of TNA International Freight Couriers INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING DEPARTMENT: PERSON TO CONTACT:MR JAMES MILLER SHIPPING COMPANY'S CONTACT EMAIL ADDRESS: tnafreightco@live.com and tnafreightco@consultant.com i will like you to go ahead and contact them now and get back to me , so that i can provide you with my credit card for you to bill it for the total amount of the units together with the shipping cost , i would be looking forward on hearing from you soon. best regardsCurt Thompson I want to thank all the other bloggers. These crooks need to be stopped. After reading his response email to me, I became cautious, and took a 2 second research and proceeded to find this glassblog. Shame on them and good for us. Warning to all others, "let the seller beware"

I just got the exact e-mail, but to use World Express Freight, who is ligit. The name contacting me is Scott Walter with the Deva Co. exact same address!

Thanks so much for the warning!

We got the same scam in our internet business. The shipping company he wanted the wire transfer to go to was Mindex Express. Which when googled never comes up. Your blog does not come up when Mindex Express is googled but it probably should.
January 26, 2010 This Curt Thomson has contacted our company ordering 4,000 and then liking the price, doubled the order to 8,000 11 ounce coffee mugs. I priced him but felt uneasy about the emails. I asked him for his phone number so we could talk but when I called him, the message was this was a Magic Jack phone number. When he contacted us at first, his address was in CA. Today, when he emailed his shipping address and the freight line company, the shipment was to go to Singapore. I sent an email to him stating we must talk by phone. I haven't heard from him since. Just as I was ready to leave from work tonight, I looked up tnafreightco and found this scam warning. Thank you so much!!
I was contacted by Chris WhiteChris & Sons14 Front StreetDanielson, CT who was lookign to purchase 150,000 bumper stickers. Wanted to use TNA International Shipping LTD to send the shipment to:896 Dunearn Road,#04-06B Sime Darby CenterSingapore 589472 SingaporeHe repeatedly asked for the total amount so he could issue credit card. All the emails were what i would consider broken english. allof this raised the red flag and i started googling the freight carrier, the address, anyting i could and found this site. total scam
We were targeted by a Reverend Ricky Smith of "Presbyterian Church of God" with the shipping company of Dolphin Shipping Agency. They wanted 70 banners (about $5000 of product) shipped to Ghana. The name given with the shipping agency was Patrick Korang. Same thing, trying to give you a credit number to use. Didn't care about seeing a preview of the product first. I googled the shipping company. It may or may not be legit. Then I googled the name Patrick Korang and ANOTHER shipping company name came up as well as this website so I knew it was a scam. This just happened today.
James Hackman sent an email requesting a quote for curtains that my business supplies at 11pm last night. These are special custom curtains used in medical facilities. He wanted to pay with credit card, but use his shipper. His shipper was the World Classic Shipping Co. This website looks legitimate, but no one ever answers the ONE phone number listed. There are no addresses listed. So, I questioned the shipping website. "Evelyn" emailed me with a quote of $1500 to ship to the goodwill street address in Arica, but said their policy was to have shipping paid by me. THIS IS NOT HOW IT WORKS WITH BUSINESSES! Shipper was having a hardship with credit card accounts and needed a money order from western union from me. Shipping was too much, Africa was questionable for this type of product, gmail account, etc. Joy lin foundation address brought me to this site. Thank you so much for continuing this blog and saving me thousands of dollars.
Here is one we received for our company: From: kent winchester Date:03/17/2014 1:03 PM (GMT-05:00) To: Jean Stephens Subject: Re: River Anchor Hello Thanks very much for mailing me back with the Total Quote and Am okay with the : $6750 . ...am sending this items to a business partner so i will recommend a freight company for the pick up of the items to (HAITI. . ). Now iwant you to contact them with the total weight and the dimension and find out the freight quote To HAITI. for me . The deliveryaddress is below : Contact Person Name: Mr Mark Johnson Freight Company EmailAddress :spottingshippingco@atlantisgoose.com Try and CC me a copy of what you will be sending to the freight company... Shipping Address Street AREA 126 Rue Faubert. City, PORT-AU-PRINCE Country, HAITI Postal/Zip Code,HT4322 And including the pick-up location and they will surely get you a freight quote .As soon as you here from them let me know so that i can proceed with the transaction . I will make full payment with my Credit Card. Best Wishes.
This "Kent Winchester" guy emailed our company too: Street Gudmundur Jonasson Travel City, Borgartun 34 , Country,ICELAND Postal/Zip Code,105 REYKJAVÍK And i want to recommend you to a shipping company that will be able to ship the packages to my client destination the shipping company email address is : greekshippingcompanies@hotmail.com . I want u to email themand find out wht it will take for the freight cost as soon as u haveit email me with the total and i will submit my credit card for u torun and have the materials shipped out asap.I will be expecting a reply from you. With Regard
Thanks for the quote.. But it is unfortunate to inform you that I have a emergency,(my wife Is In Label) i was on my way to Airport when i called You,I will be on the next available flight to Germany but To be honest with You I won't be back till further notice.Meanwhile As i told Before this Order is Going to be delivered to My New Orphanage School in Ghana ,West-Africa So I would like you to contact the Freight Company with the approximate weight,Size of the Mailboxes and your Pick up address Where they will be coming to Pick Up Mailboxes and get me the freight charges, below is the delivering Address:
Hi, I have another shipping company to add to the list. I was contacted by "Jerry Sterner" and he paid in the $9,400 bill with credit card then TOLD me to contact his shipping company via email to pay them via bank wire transfer or Money Gram. When I tried to find this shipping company, I found this article. Thanks for posting. See below. Tenish Shipping Co LtdDear Customer, Thank you for contacting Tenish Shipping Co.Ltd,before we arrange collection of this consignment,Send payment via Money Gram to our manager at that location to the address below:Tourey Rufai AhmedBlk 14Accra-Ghana00233You need to go to the Money Gram with the cash of the shipping funds and the address below specified to send payment through Before we come and pick it up you have to e-mail us with the Money Gram transfer receipt information which shows:1.Senders full name2,control number 8 digits3, Secret Question and Answer.All the above information's are on the receipt and the question and answer will come from you which can be any question and answer as you choose.As soon as we receive payment we will let u know and E-mail you with the receipt, which contains the shipment tracking number and the time for the pick up and shipment and before we can provide that we need to get a payment confirmation details requested above and don't hesitate to contact us if youneed any more assistanceMr.Samuel Hagan(Customer Services).tenishshipping@secretary.net
We were done. He claimed to be English!! Dr Robert Mills. The freight company they used was "Express Way Shipping Comapny". They are getting more cunning with phone calls every day to different sales staff, accounts people customers service. The buggers intiminate staff by threatening to take the business elsewhere when we suggesting payment methods appart from cash payment via Western Union. The Police and Banks do not investigate overseas fraud. In fact the person rang me whilst I had the Police in our office investigating but they have no interest. I asked the Police man if he wanted to talk to the guy! I introduced him as our logistics manager!!! He declined. I am just playing the game now and leading Mr Robert Mills on keep saying we will pay more and he just keep ringing day in and day out. Hopefully this distracts him from getting some other poor victum.Our solution never pay cash for services, and never accept credit card payment from overseas. What gets me is the back does not even check the name on the card when verifing! All the cheack is the card number and teh expiry and if there is clear funds it is approved. Think a quick name check could not hurt.Anyway look back the scam is that obvious and has so many reg flaggs we feel stupid for being caught and cannot blame the bank!!
We recieved a relay call at our pizza place they wanted 120 pizzas plus 950 for their shipper agent. I played along and got a cc number and called my credit card company and they gave me a number to call so I called Citi and they let me talk to the real owner of the card and of course he did not order the pizzas or need money for his shipper agent. I have since emailed the scammer cjenna01@yahoo.com and told them the card was declined and I need another. Hopefully they will send another card number and I can prevent someone else from being scammed.
Here is another scammer.Hello ,I will like to order the Units ( 10 pieces 2010 Dual machine $4,500 ) .. And i will recommend a freight company for the pick up of the Units to to my Company in ( Sweden ) . Now i want to you to contact them with the total weight of the Units and find out the freight quote to Sweden for me . The delivery address is below :John Ams S.O.S Home# Ridmansgatan 42Stockholm, SWEDEN 114 99Freight company email address : modexcargofreight@gmail.comAnd including the pick-up location and they will surely get you a freight quote .As soon as you her from them let me know so that i can proceed with transactionBest RegardsJohn Ams(owner) johnams11@yahoo.com
Thaks to this blog we were able to divert the scheme. Here is what we received.Thanks you very much for the time and support in regards to the pricing.I will like to proceed on with the payment of the order and i will like you to first of all get the freight charges for the order.I am sending the order to Continental Church Orphanage home oversea and by Air.I want to recommend a shipping company which i want you to contact with the order information and get the freight charges.As soon as you get that information from them,Kindly email me back with the total cost of the order with the shipping charges so that i can make the full payment for both the order with the shipping to you.Below is the contact details for the shipping company and the delivery address.They require the delivery and pickup address for them to be able to provide a quote. Contact Details for the Recommended Shipping Company 1.Carriers Name : Smart Express Shipping Company2.Contact Name : Mr Mike Olson 3. Email Address: smartexpressco@live.com Information Needed to Provide Freight Charges1. Full pick up location address2.Size and quantity/weight of the order to be picked up3. Shipping Or Delivery address Below is the delivery or shipping address to were the order will be shipped. Sister Margret Asante,c/o Continental Church Orphanage Home,673 Ring Road,Accra Ghana 00233,West Africa. I will like you to kindly go a heard and contact the shipping company with the needed information and get me the freight charges and as soon as that is received get back to me with the totals for us to proceed with the payment as soon as possible best regards.Jay Maxwell
Thank you very much for this blog, I suspected it was a scam but I wanted to be sure by second message. This is what we got:=====================================Hello Antonello,Thanks for the response. Our retails store name is Gordan Mark Inc we are located in Darling Harbour, N.S.W. 2000, Australia. We do not have a website yet and we only sell domestic. Below are the items list needed.Shipping Address.........Name of Company: --- Gordan Mark IncShop 320, Harbourside, Darling Harbour,N.S.W. 2000, AustraliaConcerning the shipment, the likes of UPS, DHL and others always don't take care of the charges down here. Charges like handling, customs and duties etc. We have experienced such situation before and we don't want to experience such a thing again. We will be glad if you contact this shipper Mindex Express Freight for the shipping quote. Here is there email address( mindex_express@hotmail.com Or mindex_express@rocketmail.com ), Note that we can't deal with the shipper but they always deal with the company where they will be doing the pick up in other to reduce the customs duties and other charges down here in Australia. By indicating in the paper works that the payment was received by the shipper from the point of purchase, it will reduce the charges and if we(owner of the goods) wanted to pay for the custom duties and other charges, at times it is more than the whole package amount. We do trust MDE and if we didn't wouldn't have ask you to contact them in the first place. They are very reliable and fast. They will take care of everything including handling, customs and duties,Tax, insurance etc. Always send us the copy of email you send to them. We will be looking forward to see the total cost of the order with the shipping quote from MDE so that we can send you the credit card details for the payment Hope to see your mail soon.Thank youJeff=====================================
I am so glad to find this site!! I work at a furniture store in Santa Fe, NM. I have been working with "Wayne Johnson" via email for a week or so. I quoted him a price (a LOT of money) for ten conference room tables shipping to Bowell Corporation in Singapore via TNA Freight. Thank you so much for saving us a lot of money and headache!!
I work at a restaurant in Wisconsin. A request came in via relay operator for food to be shipped to Chicago, IL; the order to be paid with a credit card; and for us to send a money order to a New York shipping compnay. It seemed unusual and after finding this blog, we will not be doing business with this party. Thank you for helping us avoid a scam!
Thank you for this blog! I googled the name 'Michael Daly' upon the first email I received, but only turned up that there was a Michael Daly 'alternative health therapy' business in Queensland which corresponded with where he said he was from. The emails were very sophisticated (no spelling errors), although brief, but I have had honest customers who are brief before... It was when I received the email regarding using their shipping company in Singapore that I googled the shipping company and came across your blog! thankyou! I am in the contemporary jewellery business. Below is the email I received re: shipping: Thank you for your email, I will like to recommend you to MoboShipping Company for the shipping of the unit to my branch inSingapore and i will like you to email them with the total weight ofthe unit together with the pick up and delivery address , So that theycan get you the shipping cost. below is my branch address:Maersk Inc896 Dunearn Road,#04-06B Sime Darby CenterSingapore 589472 SingaporeThe contact email to Mobo Shipping Company ismslaf_shipping_co@live.com and i will like you to go ahead and contactthem now, so that i can provide you with my credit card for you tobill it for the total amount of the unit together with the shippingcost.Best Regards.MichaelSent from my iPhone
Thanks for the blog section, and yes ol Wayne Johnson is still up to his old tricks. Tried to get us for $18,366, but I smelled fish. When I told wayne what I found out about him the phone went dead. GO FIGURE. To bad visa and mastercard doesn't care enough to go after people like this.
He just tried to buy some cheese from me so seems to be spreading his wings, text follows to help prevent other 'less aware' suppliers falling into the trap, I will also notify trade associationsHi ThereI am Darren Luke and would like to make an order of cheese.I would like you to send me your price list on the Cheese and also advise if you accept credit card payment.Darren Luke389 Edgeware road,NW2 6 LHLondon0703 182 3132
Just got this today 3/2/10 - To the Owner, My name is Ricky Smith.I am with the Presbyterian Church of God and i will like to order Water Filters.below is the Water Filters i want:50 gallons per a day reverse osmosis systems8 pieces of 5 Stage R.O.8 pieces of Reverse Osmosis 38 pieces of Reverse Osmosis with pump & UV lightKindly email me with a pick up price for each size without shipping.After i have received the total quote i will send you the contact details of the shipping company i will be using so that you will contact them and get me the shipping charges and i will make the full payment for the Water Filters and shipping to you.i will like to know the price excluding shipping.WHAT TYPE OF CREDIT CARD DO YOU ACCEPT? .Kindly respond to me as soon as possible for us to proceed further with the order.Thank You,Rev Ricky.Email Address: ricky.smith2g0@gmail.com
We received an order this week from Rev. Ricky Smith as well. It was the exact same email, except he was asking for stickers.We replied with a cost, and he gave us a contact from a shipping company, but I checked the company's website and the email address didn't correspond with the other addresses on the site. This prompted us to do a little research and we found this site. Glad we didn't go through with it!
Also, this is the information he gave us:Company Name: Dolphin Shipping AgencyContact Name: Mr. Patrick KorangContact Email Address: dolphinshippingagency@live.comShipping Address: Villa Tomang Baru A1/32-33,Kuta Bumi - Tangerang, Banten,Indonesia
I got a suspicious email from wayne.johnson65@gmail.com and the first Google result was this page. Chalk up yet another scam attempt by Wayne Johnson (cabinets this time).
Just got this today: March 8 2010I figured it was fishy. Anyone looking for a price like that would put down a phone number. But anyway thanks for this blog.To the Owner, My name is Ricky Smith.I am with the Presbyterian Church of God and i will like to order Blinds.below is the Blinds i want:Louver Sizes : 2" or 2 1/2"Smooth50 qty of # Size 35W x 56L50 qty of # Size 46W x 60L50 qty of # Size 72W x 72L50 qty of # Size 72W x 96Li want cherry or white or oak finish.Blind Type:either Aluminium or woodKindly email me with a pick up price for each size without shipping.After i have received the total quote i will send you the contact details of the shipping company i will be using so that you will contact them and get me the shipping charges and i will make the full payment for the blinds and shipping to you.i will like to know the price excluding shipping.WHAT TYPE OF CREDIT CARD DO YOU ACCEPT? .Kindly respond to me as soon as possible for us to proceed further with the order.Thank You,Rev Ricky.Email Address: ricky.smith2g0@gmail.com
We only sell through our representatives and we have no "store" that you can pick up our equipment. We received an email today. When I asked him for his address and phone number so a rep could contact him, he was out of the country. I told him I would need an address to forward him to the proper representative and he sent back: 14 Front St.,Danielson, CT 06239. A child could type proper English better than this guy!Larry Bones Good day,My name is Mr. Larry Bones and I will like to know if you can supply some Heat Sinks for me, its going to be picked up at your store location when parked for pick up, after payment. I will like to know the types of heat sinks you do have in stock with the model and sizes too so that I can make my choice, and also let me know if you do accept credit card as a method of payment also, wish you all the best in business and i would be looking forward on hearing from you soon.best regards, Larry.

 We have just gone through the same scam. The customer tried to use 3 credit cards, one went through, for his purchase. He suggested that we use his freight company to ship out of the country. We tried to be accommodating and took all the information. Once the payment cleared the credit card it became urgent that we pay the freight company before the equipment arrived because it would take several days to get things arranged. They didn't seem very concerned about delivery any longer. The freight company didn’t change their quote after I changed the weight and dimensions on the shipment. The cost of the shipment was a third of the total selling price, just about $3000.00. When I received the invoice from the freight company, I Googled the name (no luck) and then the address. That is when I pulled up this blog, thank goodness. The contact had been calling every hour to find out the status of the payment to the shipper. After reading this blog I waited for him to call again. I told him that our company insisted that we use our own contracted freight forwarder and not his. In his next breath he said to cancel the order, but send him back his credit card data. There were lots of red flags from the beginning on this purchase. Namely not one person we spoke with had a "real" or company e-mail address. We end up with a surplus of equipment we can use over time, but we aren’t out any money, just man hours. 

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