Thursday, January 15, 2009

Warning: Fake shipping company scam

In August, we launched a Scam Alert page on GlassMagazine.com to alert readers of fraudulent ordering schemes, including scams using fake shipping companies. Since posting the warning page, I have received numerous e-mails and calls from small business owners and managers in and out of the industry who have been affected. The same scams that have plagued the glass industry have hit vinyl dealers, print shops and even ice cream truck suppliers. Many owners caught the scam in time. Others were not so lucky.

I don’t want to belabor the point—I have blogged and reported on these scams previously--but the best way, and seemingly the only way, to beat a scam is to stop it before it happens. Know their tactics. Know the red flags.

According to my scam sources (a.k.a., business owners that have been scammed or nearly scammed), this is how the fake shipping company scam usually works:

  • A customer contacts a shop via relay operator or e-mail to order a large quantity of product; in the glass industry, it’s usually 1/8-inch or ¼-inch annealed glass. (Red flags: The email exchanges are often littered with misspellings and poor grammar, and often come from a Gmail, Yahoo or similar free e-mail account.)

  • The customer wants to pay for the product with a credit card and wants to ship the order a large distance, sometimes the end destination is across the country, sometimes it’s on another continent. The purchasing credit card is usually stolen. (Red flags: Scammers usually place an order for products they could easily get from a local shop, and the credit card billing address doesn't match the shipping address.)

  • The customer says they want to use their preferred shipping company to transport the product. The customer asks the business to pay the delivery company directly and says they will send a check or money order the business to repay the delivery costs. (Red flag: Business owners have reported scammers request to use the shipping companies AGC Delivery International, Ox Direct Shippers or Cargo Trust Shipping Freight Co.)


  • After the business has paid the delivery company, the scammer’s check or money order won’t go through, leaving the business without the thousands of dollars of delivery costs and with wasted product.

“We almost got taken. We had a order for approximately $12,000.00 to be shipped to Ghana. $6000.00 of that was shipping to be paid to via money gram to Agc Delivery International,” one business owner told me in a recent email. "I did not start checking things out until the three cards they gave me were declined. I typed the delivery company and your site popped up.”

Visit the Scam Alert page to see the latest postings from other business owners.

If you are contacted by a scammer, tell your peers and tell us. We’ll anonymously post your scam stories, fraud identification tips and any other advice you have on our Scam Alert page to help warn other business owners. Leave a comment on this blog, or e-mail me directly.


Katy Devlin, commercial glass & metals editor, retail glass co-editor, Glass Magazine

The opinions expressed here and in reader comments are those of the individual authors and do not necessarily reflect those of the National Glass Association, Glass Magazine editors, or other glassblog contributors.

179 comments:

Anonymous said...

I have been in business for two years now and almost like clock work every few months I get these requests, often the sender is said to be a pastor of a church they are building in another country, never close to home, spelling is terrible, and if I e-mail (just to mess with them) and ask questions they do not respond back. I’m sorry to hear others have been taken by this scam, the loss must be devastating.

Anonymous said...

I have a glass company that does custom shower doors and it wasn't until I advertised on craigslist.com that I received a similar email.
It was from a Pastor John Landes and he wanted a 100 pieces of tempered glass for windows in an orphanage in Africa. Red flags all over the place.
The fonts were blue, spelling and grammar mistakes across the board and lastly, the address of the orphanage in Africa was clearly not accurate as I mail packages monthly to my Father and 673 Ring Road, West Africa sounded so bogus it was laughable. The name of "his" preferred shipping company was Express Ship International and the email was from a gmail account. Also, I emailed him to ask where he heard about us because I like to know which advertising is effective and he didn't bother to email back. Bottom line: If you can't do business over the phone after introducing yourself via email then, we can't do business. Period.
That's what I told him. Always go with your gut too. If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.

Anonymous said...

We almost got taken. I work for an Air Conditioning company. We were contacted
For A/C filter. We ordered the filters, but I was suspicious. The guy wanted to make sure we prepaid the shipping company. He gave us three credit cards finally the last one went through. All the info he gave me was very similar to what they gave the glass company. The Joy Lin Foundation 101 Goodwill St Accra, Ghana 00233.
All I can say is be careful.

Katy Devlin said...

Thanks for the comments, all, and the suggestions. Anonymous No. 2, I think your phone policy is a very good one. A few years ago many scammers were using hearing impaired operators to get through. But, lately it's just been via email.

Thanks again, and keep us updated.

Anonymous said...

I have just had this happen to me the past few days. Inever got stung though. I run an online business and had a request for huge amounts of zip locks bags... I thought it was suss right away.. So I went and done some reasearch and found out for sure it was a scam... I did ask them heaps of questions and ask them to fill in a form and never heard back from them...The Pastor said he was in QLD I traced his IP back to GHANA.. I do warn people out there of this scam so they do not get sucked in.. I even told them to go elsewhere as they could get the items for 1/2 the price... but they weren't into that... SCAMMERS how do they come up with this stuff... Here is some info just in case you come across the scam... Rev Walter Smith... Shipping company- Mr Bonsu Mensah.
Imesh Express shipping company the address to post to Sister Margret Asante,
c/o Central gospel Church
673 Ring Road ,
Accra Ghana 00233,
West Africa .
Phone: 00233 242 568117

So if any info like this comes up for you.. STAY AWAY...

Anonymous said...

Thanks to your blog I was spared.
I had it in my mind that it was not right and sure enough. And you are also correct they are spreading out of the Glass industry as we are a print shop.

regards,

Mike said...

Thanks so much!! I was very leary and now I'm glad I searched for "Joy Lin" Accra Ghana
Guess there is no way to get these people arrested, drawn and quartered like William Wallace?

Anonymous said...

I received this Friday from:

Darren Luke
14 Front Street.
Danielson,Ct,06239

darrenluke90@gmail.com
Joy Lin Foundation
101 Goodwill St
Accra,Ghana,00233

preferred shipping company
Mobo Shipping Company

They are requesting over $60,000.00 in retail merchandise. Yes I know they are a scam. No I did not accept there order. anyways the IRS requires a Form 8300 be filled out for all retail sales over $10,000.00 even if the sales are to be shipped out of country.

Anonymous said...

Thank you for this blog. It gave me the information I needed to avoid a bad order. Keep up the good work.

ralf said...

They just got me. I have a print shop.

How to follow it up?

I'd like to talk or e-mail with somebody how to get out of it and what are the consequences.

Ralf

Anonymous said...

We are a small floormat company and we were contacted by a "Reverend Larry" who wanted us to ship a large quantity of product to an orphange in Ghana. Sounds good right? but then we began to question why an orphanage would want a product meant to protect car interiors, measuring 17x22. Another suspicious item was when our sales manager questioned the quantity he went from wanting 40,000 floormats to 4000 (price difference of about $1300). My manager came to me with a nagging feeling so I googled the "Reverend's" name and found nothing, the orphanage name as well with the same result. Then I entered the address and this is where I came across your blog. I read a few posts and the shipping company they use is exactly the same. Incidentally, the orphanage's name and contact is as follows:
Continental Church Orphanage Home
Sister Margret Asante
673 Ring Road
Accra Ghana 00233

ralf said...

agictiI have a printshop and sell envelopes online. I received an order from a Rev. Mikel Green for 60,000 envelopes in a special size and color. He paid for it with a credit card. Than he made me arrange the shipping with a company he provided me with. This company is in Accra, Ghana. This got me suspicious already and I thought when they operate in the States they must have some kind of office or account here. But than I found out with Citi bank that it is very simple to wire the money to the allegedly account in Ghana. And I did. What throws me off is that no Red Flag got off at Citi bank when I sent this money to Accra/Ghana. They must have come across with this scam in the past.
After I send the guy an e-mail where I accused him to be a fraud, he even responded and denied everything. Here is the response:
Hello Ralph
Thanks for the email responds back well i cant just believe that you called me a fraudster I don't know what is going on i am was on a business trip to UK and i want to know how my order is going okay i am back to the state and i want to proceed with the order So if you will please let me know what is going on so that we can proceed okay. hope to hear from you soon
Rev. Mikel Green

Isn't that amazing and scary at the same time...

Anonymous said...

We have just been contacted by the same people but made to look as though it was from a UK company but misdirected. Our products require special shipping and they did not ask for details and cost which set off the alarm at this end. We also contacted the front company who did not know that their computers were being hijacked

Anonymous said...

I just read the glassblog after searching the internet on the name Joy Lin Foundation. Yesterday, I received the following email from James Larry. My email address was not listed on the email as though it was a blind cc and the company email address listed was for an unrelated filter company located in Fresno, California. I found this very odd as did other company associates who received the same broadcast email on Saturday.

Katy Devlin said...

Thank you all for your additional comments. I updated our Scam Alert page on Glass Magazine.com to include these new fake shipping company names. http://www.glassmagazine.com/article/retail/scam-alert

To respond to the questions about what to do and where to go... Some businesses in the U.S. have had some luck going to their FBI field offices. http://www.fbi.gov/contact/fo/fo.htm You can also post complaints via FBI's Internet Crime Complaint Center: www.ic3.gov.

If anyone in the UK has had any success getting help from your authorities, please pass along any information. I'll do some investigating on this end too.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for our comments...I was just ready to be fraude .....

the person writing to me write with the name of

Richard Parkerson

PAY ATTENTION!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Received this yesterday..
21 March 2009 05:54:00
To:

Dear Sirs/Madam
I would like to know if you help me purchase wedding gowns and can you get back to me via email with the types and prices of the ones you have available in stock.Let me know and advise if you accept credit card payment.

Darren Luke

0703 184 8639

In response to my reply i got the following response this morning:-

Thank you for your email, I will like to recommend you to Mobo Shipping Company for the shipping of the unit to my branch in Ghana and i will like you to email them with the total weight of the unit together with the pick up and delivery address , So that they can get you the shipping cost. below is my branch address:

Joy Lin Foundation
101 Goodwill St
Accra,Ghana,00233

The contact email to Mobo Shipping Company is mslaf_shipping_co@live.com and i will like you to go ahead and contact them now, so that i can provide you with my credit card for you to bill it for the total amount of the unit together with the shipping cost.

Best Regards.

Darren
389 edgeware road
NW 2 6LH
London

Thanks to your blog, i didnt go with it.. There must be some where we can report these conmen.. after reading your blog i feel I should go to the police.. not sure what to do with it with it being an internet con..

Anonymous said...

Filter company in iowa. Samething happened to us this am. A john Sizemore tried to do samething. We stop all cmuunications after we coudn't find shipping company on line. He called us later but hung up on us. he used phone # 404-397-1969. Look out for him. 03/23/09

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said.....
I delt with John Sizemore this morning too via e-mail. He wanted to order 200 of our cartridges and wanted me to contact this shipping company thru a link that he gave me. We did our homework here too and found this website. I did notice the very bad grammer in his e-mails and he would reply with in a minute...we went back and forth for a while and once I told him that I knew he was a scam....I have not heard from him since. Watch out for this guy!!!!

Anonymous said...

hi guys,

I work for a computer game company in South Australia.




We were recently contacted by Rev. Walter Smith. Apparently he sent the email to every single one of our stores in australia.. Obviously a fake. Took a while to convince other managers though who could only see the dollar value of the transaction.

My advice is just to check the email addresses, ours was sent via mm@yahoo.com which wasnt the address he told us his contact was.. and the shipping company was a gmail one or something similar. If you are a shipping company i dare say you have your own domain and email addresses.

Thanks so much for this blog.

Oh also, it was the IMESH EXPRESS freight company, with MR Bonsu Mensah as the contact

Anonymous said...

We are a sign company who received a request for 100,000 printed labels. We were advised to use the reccomended shipping company called - Mobo Shipping Company. I googled this name and your timely warning saved us from being scammed. The name used was Darren Luke Mugiree Foundation, 101, Goodwill St. Accra, Ghana 00233.

Anonymous said...

I work in the Marketing department at an ice maker and storage equipment manufacturer, and we have received several of these scams in the past two weeks, all of them following the same progression of events. The first came from Rev. Ryan Moore who was setting up an orphanage in Ghana. That one made it as far as our sales representative. When he informed the good reverend that we do not contact shipping companies, the revered hung up on him.

The second one came the very next day from John Larry who wanted ice makers shipped to Togo, Africa. I googled the email address and name, and identified John Larry in a blog for -- of all things -- Russian mail order brides. Fortunately he wasn't trying to get Russian brides shipped to Africa ;-) , but it seems he tried to scam a U.K. wedding flower company in similar fashion. The owner caught on before she shipped anything, and posted her encounter on the blog as a warning. Our department ceased corresponding with Mr. Larry when he requested we contact his shipping company to make arrangements, and he never contacted us again.

The third one arrived today from Darren Luke, the gentleman noted in your blog. We are not responding to him at all.

I reported the first two to Yahoo's Abuse Report since they perpetrated the fraud using Yahoo email addresses. Yahoo said they were investigating the incidents. I will report Darren Luke to Google and see what happens.

Thanks for your blog warning about these scams. By googling the names and emails I was able to find your blog and others with this great information and prevent my company from losing thousands of dollars as well as equipment.

Anonymous said...

Hi there,

I recived the same:

Hello
Thank you for your email, I will like to recommend you to Mobo Shipping Company for the shipping of the unit to my branch in Ghana and i will like you to email them with the total weight of the unit together with the pick up and delivery address , So that they can get you the shipping cost. below is my branch address:

Joy Lin Foundation
101 Goodwill St
Accra,Ghana,00233

The contact email to Mobo Shipping Company is mslaf_shipping_co@live.com and i will like you to go ahead and contact them now, so that i can provide you with my credit card for you to bill it for the total amount of the unit together with the shipping cost.

Note:I need the Heat Treatment

Best Regards.

Darren

I will not reply any more.

Thanks!!!

BYL said...

Hi all,

We are a pallet manufacturer, I got the following e-mail this morning. It shows he has knowledge about pallet, make me feel it was a real business. He left a phone number, and I search it online, and now I got it is a scam. Thanks for your blog. And here I post my story for reference of others.

"Dear Sir/Madam

We require Pallet and we would like to know if you can get a 800 millimeters by 1200 millimeters. pallet for us,Can you get back to us with the price for each so we can decide on the final quantity.Advise if you accept credit card payment.

Best Regards

Darren Luke

0703 184 8639"

Anonymous said...

Hi,
I was contacted via email by Mr. Bonsu Mensah. After searching on the internet about Imesh Express Shipping Company I was directed to your website. Thank you for posting this scam on the internet! As you are aware, the current climate is having a significant adverse effect on the global business. You saved our company from losing thousands of dollars.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for that Info.

Daren Luke want me to ship 25.000 new EUR-1 Pallets with Mobo Shipping Company to Ghana...

Joy Lin Foundation
101 Goodwill St
Accra,Ghana,00233

I´m glad i´ve found this blog....

Thanks a lot.

Anonymous said...

One tactic I've used to stop them: ask for the number of the cardholder and the issuing bank, so you can make a "courtesy call" authorizing the transaction. They won't give it to you, and they won't call back.

Anonymous said...

We got this request:

Dear Sir/Madam

We require a 20 x 20 inch outdoor banner,Can you send pricing for 100 pcs printed one sided on vinyl material.Advise if you accept credit card payment.

Best Regards.

Darren Luke

Fortuneatley we've figured out that these are fake.

ralf said...

Has somebody experience with insurance to cover the loss? My insurance "Nationwide" does not cover any of it.
Ralf

Mike said...

Continental Church Orphanage Home,
673 Ring Road,Accra Ghana 00233 is where they want me to ship to.

Why an orphanage would want 200+ pairs of hockey shin pads is beyond me... ;)

The original e-mail asked for 200 pics (meant pcs I assume) so I have upsold him on a photo shoot with a one legged, slightly unattractive model to better give him a feel the available product. He also believes that I am the sole beneficiary of a deceased African Princess to the tune of $10million.

I wonder when I will get bored with Rev. Mikelarry.

Ed said...

Well the SCAM continues . . .

We are a Soy Candle manufacturer in Illinois and we were contacted by the same organization or individual, Michael Daley with MOBO Shipping Co in Ghana and one email was signed by Darren. Our order was only for 500 candles but I was a little skeptical at first myself when repeated attempts to get detailed information about their order persisted with vague answers. Now that I am armed with this information I can thwart their attempts. THANKS TO ALL

Anonymous said...

Thank Re: price and jars
From: Michael Stewart
rsmike90@gmail.com To: Date: Mon, 6 Apr 2009 1:37 pm

Hello
Thank you for your email, I will like to recommend you to Mobo Shipping Company for the shipping of the unit to my branch in Ghana and i will like you to email them with the total weight of the unit together with the pick up and delivery address , So that they can get you the shipping cost. below is my branch address:

Mugiree Foundation
101 Goodwill St
Accra,Ghana,00233

The contact email to Mobo Shipping Company and i will like you to go ahead and contact them now, so that i can provide you with my credit card for you to bill it for the total amount of the unit together with the shipping cost.

Best Regards.

Mike
14 front st
Danielson,ct,0623


On Mon, Apr 6, 2009 at 5:42 AM, Mike,

empty jar cost... $460 at $.046 each
Filling Jars......... $2,000 at$2.00 each
... .
total $2,535

Shipping Filled jars to you .I don't know where you are from. Weight after filled app. 300 lbs If I have your zip code I can get you a shipping price.
Here is the email I was sent

Jeffrey Smail said...

Thank you for your blog site. We are a very small candle company and were asked to ship 1,000 candles to Ghana for the Mirgiree Foundation. The whole thing sounded scammy from the beginning. Thanks to you, we avoided the scam. Keep up the good work.

Can we report this to the authorities? Who would we contact?

HeavenScent Soy Candles said...

I received the e-mail below this morning. The spelling was OK on the request e-mails though they were very short and vague up until this e-mail this morning. I was skeptical in the first e-mail but pushed for more information and details, they were looking to establish a relationship to buy 1,000 candles per month, which is an extremely large amount. I realized the scam when they wanted the product shipped overseas and were still vague about the payment.


****

From: Michael Stewart rsmike90@gmail.com
To: Customer Service customerservice@heavenscentsoycandles.net
Date: 08 Apr 2009, 01:35:26 AM
Subject: Re: Candles


Hello
Thank you for your email, I will like to recommend you to Mobo
Shipping Company for the shipping of the unit to my branch in Ghana
and i will like you to email them with the total weight of the unit
together with the pick up and delivery address , So that they can get
you the shipping cost. below is my branch address:

Mugiree Foundation
101 Goodwill St
Accra,Ghana,00233

The contact email to Mobo Shipping Company is
mslaf_shipping_co@live.com and i will like you to go ahead and contact
them now, so that i can provide you with my credit card for you to
bill it for the total amount of the unit together with the shipping cost.

PS.I need mixed scents

Best Regards.

Mike
14 front st
danielson,ct,06239

Anonymous said...

I received an email last week from a:
Darren
14 front
Danielson,CT,06239

Requesting my address to ship 1000 soy candles to, he was going to pay by credit card and wanted me to contact Mobo Shipping.....Thanks to your information and posts I now know I will not be responding anymore to this person.

I have been skeptical but this page just confirmed my worries.

Anonymous said...

We received an email from Michael Daley requesting 20 fire extinguishers to be sent to the Mugiree Foundation, 101 Goodwill Street, Accra, Ghana 00233. The email read "I will like to recommend you to Mobo Shipping Company for the shipping of the unit to my branch in Ghana . . . the contact is mslafshippingco@live.com and i will like you to go ahead and contact them now, so that i can provide you with my credit card for you to bill it for the total amount of the unit together with the shipping cost." Needless to say, I smelt a rat and decided to Google the Mugiree Foundation and came up with this website. This was my reply to Mr Daley: "Hello, just to let you know, if you want to scam businesses in England, may I suggest that you change your first name to Arthur, Mr. Daley. Nice try. p.s. If you wish, I could find out the cost of despatching several large pallets of bullshit to your branch in Ghana..."

Anonymous said...

The same thing again, with the same mobile number. Asking for 100,000 greeting cards. Unfortunately I spent money phoning the guy to get more details first.

From: Michael Stewart [mailto:rsmike90@gmail.com]
Sent: 10 April 2009 16:52
Subject: Greeting Card



Dear Sir/Madam

Quote for the below:

Card Type: Greeting Card
Sizes:A5
Paper Stock Cover: 330 gram
Qty:100,000 cards

Advise if you accept credit card payment.

Best Regards

Michael Stewart

Anonymous said...

Lousy spelling. Our product really had nothing to do with what he originally requested. Threw a large price at him and he accepted immediately. He'll even call.

Some of waht he wrote:

"Thanks for the quote.the price for all the order is okay with me.i want you to contact the Smart Movers Shipping company now and get me the shipping charges.i will like you to mail the with the weight,pick up location,destination and the name of the product they are going to pick up so that you can get me the shipping charges please.their contact details is below:

Company Name: Smart Movers Shipping Company
Contact Name: Mr. Patrick Korang
Contact Email Address: smartmoversshippingco@gmail.com

Shipping Address:Mrs. Mary Williams
456 combat street ave.
Accra Ghana 00233

as soon as you get the shipping charges add it to the total price of the product and send me the Grand Total so that we can move on with the payment please.
please advise

Rev Larry."

Anonymous said...

I just got an inquiry this morning. It seemed fraudulent so I searched Mobo Shipping in Google and arrived at this page. Here is the latest email:

Hello
Thank you for your email, I will like to recommend you to Mobo Shipping Company for the shipping of the unit to my branch in Ghana and i will like you to email them with the total weight of the unit together with the pick up and delivery address , So that they can get you the shipping cost. below is my branch address:

Mugiree Foundation
101 Goodwill St
Accra,Ghana,00233

The contact email to Mobo Shipping Company is mslaf_shipping_co@live.com and i will like you to go ahead and contact them now, so that i can provide you with my credit card for you to bill it for the total amount of the unit together with the shipping cost.

Best Regards.

Darren

14 front st
danielson,ct,06239

Anonymous said...

I recieved one from the same email address like this...

-----Original Message-----
From: Darren Luke [mailto:darrenluke90@gmail.com]
Sent: Wednesday, April 15, 2009 2:35 AM
Subject: Fish Eq

Dear Sir

We require to know if you can helps us purchase fish farm equipmentt,Kindly get back us to the equipment as well as pricing for it and advise if you accept credit card payment.

Best Regards

Darren

Anonymous said...

Hi
We have a Richard Hawkson that wants to send 100 cabinets to South African Charty Homes and Orphans In Johannesburg with a shipper that calls themselves Universal Allied shipping co. ltd, St Allied Shipping co,and Allied Shipping Co. all in the same email .Has anyone heard of any of these ?

Lee Hortman said...

darrenluke90 emailed me wanting a large reverse osmosis system. A quick search on his email address, you guys saved my bacon. Thanks!

Anonymous said...

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 overseas.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 deliver and pickup address for them to be able to provide a quote.

Contact Details for the Recommended Shipping Company


1.Carrier Name : Ocean Star International, Inc.
2.Contact Name : Mr Greg Jecobs
3. Email Address:Oceanstarshippers@live.com


Information Needed to Provide Freight Charges

1. Full pick up location address
2.Size and quantity/weight of the order to be picked up
3. 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.


Rev Clark

Gregory Cave said...

This guy wasted my time I am glad I found out it was a scam. Thank you See Scam Here>
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 overseas.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 deliver and pickup address for them to be able to provide a quote.

Contact Details for the Recommended Shipping Company


1.Carrier Name : Ocean Star International, Inc.
2.Contact Name : Mr Greg Jecobs
3. Email Address:Oceanstarshippers@live.com


Information Needed to Provide Freight Charges

1. Full pick up location address
2.Size and quantity/weight of the order to be picked up
3. 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.


Rev Clark

Anonymous said...

Thanks! I'm an appliance company, and exact same wording as the others...this time looking for an ice machine!
So glad this blog was created. The emails I received were from a Michael Stewart with the phony shipping company and Ghana info.

Anonymous said...

From: John Willson [mailto:churchofpenticost@gmail.com]
Sent: April 23, 2009 3:33 AM
Subject: Urgent Order

Good Day,

My name is Rev..John Willson and I have contact you to know if you can make me an inquiry of some Labels.Below is the type of Labels I want to order:

Label Ref: “ CHURCH OF PENTICOST ”
Label Size: 4" wide (across web) x 1-1/3" high
Material: - (White High Gloss)
Adhesive: Permanent acrylic.
Outdoor Application
hand application
Ink: 2 Colors outdoor inks {PMS numbers required)
Presentation:- Rolls of approx 2,500 labels.
Quantity:-150,000

I will like you to go ahead and e-mail me back with the quotes Price of the Labels and the terms or forms of Payments you do accept for us to proceed...Hope to hear from you and have A Nice working day.

Regards
Rev John

Anonymous said...

We are currently dealing with someone by the name of Rev. Kelvin Smith. He is being very admit about us paying for shipping, but that he will pay us via credit card right away. My boss and I both felt this to be a scam. I had my boss email the shipping company to inform them that they will need to have the Rev. pay for the shipping, and supplied the email to which the shipping company could contact him at.

The shipping company's name was stated to be: Smart Movers Shipping Company.

The email responded back to us from the shipping company is below:

Thank you for getting back to us.we dont accept credit card for now.we are apllying for one.we will need you to get the funds from the customer and pay us.since you are the contact us thats why we want you let Him pay you so that you will pay us directly.
we will be waiting for your respond.


Like everyone else.. the ship to address is the same..

456 Combat Street Ave.
Accra, Ghana 00233


Thank you for the blog post and I hope more people see this and catch this, before they pay the shipping charges.

Anonymous said...

We have been in the toy business on the Internet for 13 years and like clockwork we get requests like this 2 or 3 times a year. Usually they want toys for an orphanage or school in Africa. We were taken one time. Not again!

Anonymous said...

We are a picture frame manufacturer. The Rev. Larry Clark contacted us through are on-line quote request option. Of course he want a price on (45) picture frames. After the price looked good he wanted a price for (300). The ext day he sent a email wanting us to contact "Smart Movers Shipping Company" to send the order to Ghana. This sent up a red flag. The email at Smart Movers was a gmail account. This seemed strange because a company large enough to be a international freight forwarded would have a website email address. I did a goggle web search and found this website. Thank you, for helping me not waste and more time or worse loose money

Luther@Colyer said...

One more to add to the collection - a colleague mentioned he'd had a weird request to send banners to a Catholic orphanage in South Africa, via a shipping company that only had a gmail address. I remembered an article in smh.com.au about this and googled "Universal Access Shipping" and your site came up.

Anonymous said...

My company almost got scammed. We were contacted by someone named "Bishop Mas lean Williams", requesting a large order of science textbooks. The emails were full of grammatical errors, and it looked fishy from the start. We were playing it safe, and not paying the shipping company (Seaway International Shipping seawayshippings@rocketmail.com) until we secured the money from the customer's credit card. We then received two credit card numbers from the customer, and were requested to make two separate charges to each credit card (4 charges total). This went over the top, so we did a search and found your post. We will be reporting the credit card numbers to the authorities, as they are either fake or stolen. Thank you so much for making this post. Here are the addresses they gave us:

Shipping address:
Lambert and Co. Inc.
101 Goodwill St
Accra, Ghana,
00233

Billing Address:
Bishop Mas lean Williams
595 Mooney Road
Saint Johnsbury, VERMONT 05819
USA.

Anonymous said...

Thanks so much for posting this. I run a bookstore and received this e-mail yesterday with the subject line "Books":

Dear Sir/Madam

We would like to purchase some books and would like you to get back to us with the Name,Type and price list of the books you currently have in stock and also advise if you accept credit card payment.

Best Regards

Michael Stewart

Banes Foundation
14 front st
Danielson,Ct,06239

It looked shady, so I e-mailed back and asked if there were any particular books he was interested in. He sent me names of books I have listed as highlighted titles on my web site. I googled his address and landed on this site. Thank you for this post!

Anonymous said...

Our funeral home received this today:

Dear Sir/Madam

We require to know if you can help us purchase a casket.We require you to send pricing for the ones you have instock ready for shipment and also advise us if you accept credit card payment.

Best Regards

Darren Luke

Banes Foundation
Owner

0703 184 8639

Anonymous said...

I operate a small locksmith business and received an email from a Kelvin Smith who placed two orders for a specific type of padlock. Each order was a quantity of ninety Padlocks worth around $7000.00 plus shipping of a little over $2800.00. Which was paid for and approved by a single credit card.(co. policy before orders are finalized.)I was sent another email to send a money gram to Universal Allied Shipping Co.of his choice to an orphanage in South Africa(major red flag). Which was not spelled correctly.Their was a lot of spelling mistakes and poor grammar.Then when i did not respond to his email quickly enough for his liken i received a phone call in which he said he was heading out of the country on urgent business and needed me to send the money gram to the shipping co. right away. I told him that i could not finalize the order until certain criteria was met on his part.1)a copy of his credit card with signature. 2)copies of three pieces of ID.3)Complete address,phone number and contact of the Shipping Co.4)Verification from the issuing credit card co.. After i requested this information, he has stopped calling and emailing me.

Anonymous said...

Hi,
I think I got a similar problem
could someone of you who knows about it check this homepage: http://www.ship-to.net/index.html I'm not sure but I think I got fucked over by them.
I'm a german and got offered this job delivering parcels for an "international company". In the beginning I really thought it was a scam cause I recieved emails from victor.ross@yahoo.com but then he had a genuine email adress

and send me this email

from vacancy@ship-to.net
to anna gmail.com>
date Sat, May 16, 2009 at 4:49 AM
subject Re: Antwort auf deine Anzeige bei Kijiji mit dem Titel "Internationale Firma sucht Boten.".

May 16 (12 days ago)


Reply

Follow up message
Hello Ms. xx,

I`m Victor Ross, executive manager of "Ship-to" company. I'm glad that you are interesting
with position of courier. Our company specialize in logistics and priority courier service
by hand-carrying of valuable items, both worldwide or nationally.
According to our needs, we hire personnel who can take position of courier within their
region. Please take in consideration that this position does not require daily presence in
an office. The activities are very simple. It is designed to work at your home. If you have
2-3 hours of free time within a day, then you can easily succeed in this business. Our
administrators will assist you, guide you and support you in every step of your business
with us. Since we don`t have a branch of our company in Berlin yet, this job is distant and
home - based.
The packages will not be very heavy so you can use public transport. In outstanding cases
our company will cover all transportation fees.

On this position you will be responsible:
- receive and collect valuable packages with electronics
from suppliers, online auctions, shops
- managing and resending packages to the final recipients through
post services such as Fedex, UPS, TNT, etc.

Payment will be realized for the each managed package + you will get bonuses (digital
cameras, mobile phones, etc).
To start working with us we need your permanent address, mobile phone number and also we
require to send us a scanned copy of any government issued ID (passport, driver license,
etc). After you will provide us with all required information you will begin receiving
packages from suppliers with electronic devices such as notebooks, digital cameras, etc. You
will collect those packages and will resend it to the final recipient using postal courier
services.
You will be supplied with prepaid UPS, Fedex labels for sending the packages.

Feel free to ask any questions.
Kind regards,
Victor Ross


I don't know why I did it but I had a look at their homepage and really wanted to work.
So, I shouldnt have done this forwarded my details and as well a copy of me ID.
But now I recieved this 700$ package from a german fragrance company and apparently it got paid per credit card but on the bill it does not tell by whom its just my name as the shipping adress and as the bills adress.

I asked the fragrance company about the credit card details and stuff and told them that I havent ordered the package. And they want me of course to send the package back.
But I'm afraid this VICTOR ROSS will use my details to order more stuff

Could someone give me some advise, please!

Anna

Anonymous said...

I have just had this happen to me. I have a Boat Sales business and i
rec'd a call via a operator assist call(relay call) to buy a boat i have listed on the Boattraders.com
The customer wanted the boat shipped to Ghana using his shipping
company. The shipping co. wanted a
bank wire transfer of funds. I googled that co. and found your blog. thank you.

Anonymous said...

DARREN GUY IS A VERY BUSY SCAMMER. REC'D SIMILAR COME ON RE: CHINA SET. HIS ADDRESS DARREN, 17 FRONT ST., DANIELSON, CT 06239. MOBO SHIPPING CO. TO BANES FOUNDATION, ETC., SIGAPORE.
THANKS FOR THE HEAD'S UP. I HAD THE MERCH ALMOST PACKAGED.

Anonymous said...

We had a similar scam last month from Bernard morrison and we did not get taken we refused to send any money. So when i got the email below i googled the sender and got your site

John Willson [churchofpenticost@gmail.com]
Good Day ,

Do you sell bells in stock if yes let me know if you do have this types Bells & Wind Bells Doorbells & Ship's Bells Sculpture.And if you dont have this types kindly let me know the types you do have in stock as well as the price range so that we can proceed and also do let me know the form of the payment you do accept waiting,

Regards,

Rev John.
--
Jesus love you

Anonymous said...

Thank you!!!
We had an order for 20 catcher hooks on recovery trucks.
My gut feeling kicked in just as we were about to wire the money. So I checked the net and found your website.
He said he was called Bill jackson or Mr Bill.

This is what they said.
Email 1:
Please i will be traveling to Michigan for a Church Crusade and
i will like you to contact Free Cargo Shipping Company by email on my behalves: (freecargoshipping@lycos.com) with the pick up address of your company to the delivery address bellow and get back to as soon as possible with the freight cost so that i can proceed to all the payment now.......
Email 2:
Thank you very much for the reply on my order and i really appreciate working with your Company ,Please i will be traveling to Michigan for a Church Crusade and i will like you to contact Free Cargo Shipping Company by email on my behalves: (freecargoshipping@lycos.com) with the pick up address of your company to the delivery address bellow and get back to as soon as possible with the freight cost so that i can proceed to all the payment now.......
Freight Company Contact,,,,

freecargoshipping@lycos.com

Delivery Address,,,
American Embassy
998 Street Osu
00233-Accra Ghana
West Africa..

.You can reach me at 07031888661
Regards Bill.
After this email i was bombarded with more emails and phone calls.
I Told him i was using my own carrier and he said he didnt want to order the parts then.
Unbelievable!!!

Anonymous said...

Our company just ran into scammers. We run a motorized window treatment company and received an order by email requesting 70 shades. The purchaser name is Jamal Jones claiming to be from "Assemblies of God Ministries". From the beginning red flags rose. They were too persistent and didn't care for the price. We gave them a price and they wanted us to use a certain shipping company who gave us a shipping cost of $3000. When we notified "Jamal Jones", he gave us an approval along with 2 different credit cards with different names from different states. We contacted the credit card company's and banks and found out they had large amounts of holds against them.

The complete info to be aware of is:

Jamal Jones
Assemblies of God Ministries
37 Church Road
Accra-Ghana 00233

They wanted to use the following shipping company:

Express Shipping Company
John Freeman
37 Airport Road
Accra-Ghana 00233

Anonymous said...

We are manufacturing company and received the following email:
"Good day,
My name is Mr.Wayne Johnson and I will like to know if you can supply some benches 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 benches 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
Johnson."

We sent an email back requesting a copy of his resale certificate and company contact information.

He sent the following response:
"I need 50 pieces of the benches and i will like you to get back to me with the total price for it .
Can u get back to me with pricing without the cost of shipping and am located in 14 front st,danielson,ct,06239."
This looked suspicious so we did an online search on the address 14 Front St, Danielson, CT 06239 to find out about the company located at that address. A link to Glassblog with the notation of "shipping scam" came up in the search. Needless to say, we will not be having further contact with Mr. Johnson. Add Wayne Johnson to Darren Luke as a name to watch out for at 14 Front St, Danielson, CT 06239.

Anonymous said...

They tried to scam my company too, but we thought it was fishy. Here is what I got:

Thanks for the quote.the price for all the order is $16,800.00 and it is okay with me.i want you to contact the Smart Movers Shipping company now and get me the shipping charges.i will like you to mail the with the weight,pick up
location,destination and the name of the product they are going to pick up so that you can get me the shipping charges please.their contact details is below:

Company Name: Smart Movers Shipping Company
Contact Name: Mr. Patrick Korang
Contact Email Address: smartmoversshippingco@gmail.com

Shipping Address:Mrs. Mary Williams
456 combat street ave.
Accra Ghana 00233

as soon as you get the shipping charges add it to the total price of the product and send me the Grand Total so that we can move on with the payment please.
please advise

Rev Kelvin.

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Anonymous said...

Im from a printing company in Aus and got Michal Daley. Started with:

I need a 8.5 by 11 sized flyer.I need 100,000 copies and attached is
the artwork for printing.

Can you get back to me with the estimate and i need it printed on Bond Paper.

I priced him then he came back with the mobo shipping company and wanted me to send it to singapore.

I suggested that it would be massively cheaper to buy it in singapore and he answered back quite sharply that he wanted it from me and to check out the shipping company.

Normal people wouldn't get shirty for helping them get a better deal - so I googled the mobo company and got this site. Thanks guys.

Anonymous said...

@Anna
Hallo Anna, ich habe auch auf eine solche Anzeige bei Kijiji geantwortet und bekomme nun Nachrichten von Mr. Ross..
Mir war schnell klar das es Betrug ist. Würde mich gerne dagegen trotz das ich nicht reingefallen bin wehren, sowas sollte eifach unterbunden werden!!! Hast du Anzeige erstattet? Vllt kann ich dir helfen?
Bitte schreibe mir mal an lou_kabel@hotmail.com

Viele Grüße i

Anonymous said...

I have a printing company and was also e-mailed by a Michael Daley with the attached artwork for 100,000 leaflets. He asked if we accepted credit card payments.

I quoted and received the order but then got instructions to contact the Mobo shipping company with the weight of the order and for us to pay them and add to the final bill. One of our customers supplies credit card terminals so I contacted them and they said only accept money transfer directly into our account. The delivery instructions was to an office block in Singapore which I found on line but the Bane organisation who the job was for could not be found.

Things just did not stack up right, so I typed in Mobo shipping company into google and was directed here.

Anonymous said...

THANK YOU! Just was spared. I have a printing company and received a similar communication from a Michael Brady with the same CT address as some of the other posters here received, but with a different contact name. Thanks for this informative blog!

Anonymous said...

I'm a small sign co. in Florida,and mr. Alex Dennis contacted me.He wanted x100 3'x6' banners,I gave him an estimate and not even 1/2 hour later I got a call from a local area code phone number and the person said he was mr. Alex Dennis,and he said that the price is fine,and he ask me to get him a quote from a shipping co.that he preferred.The shipping co. name was agoriexpressship and it was a gmail account.He wanted the banners shipped to Sister Magret Asante,
c/o New town Orphanage Home,
673 Ring Road,
Accra Ghana 00233,
West Africa,
That's When i Got very suspicious,did a research and and came across this blog.When ever someone orders something from africa,ignore it.

Anonymous said...

WOW... I just got an email order this morning wanting to order 100000 flyers. And they even included the artfile (if you want to call it that) Just plain on black and white print with "Stop Child Labor" written in large letters... I responded with my quote then I got the response below and got a little more suspicious...

----------------------------
Hello
Thank you for your email, I will like to recommend you to Mobo
Shipping Company for the shipping of the unit to my branch in
Singapore and i will like you to email them with the total weight of
the unit together with the pick up and delivery address , So that they
can get you the shipping cost. below is my branch address:

Banes Foundation
896 Dunearn Road,
#04-06B Sime Darby Center
Singapore 589472 Singapore

The contact email to Mobo Shipping Company is
mslaf_shipping_co@live.com and i will like you to go ahead and contact
them now, so that i can provide you with my credit card for you to
bill it for the total amount of the unit together with the shipping
cost.

Best Regards.

Michael Daley
14 front st
danielson,ct,06239
--------------------------------

Anonymous said...

We were almost victims ourselves, the email read:

Hello
Thank you for your email, I will like to recommend you to Mobo
Shipping Company for the shipping of the unit to my branch in
Singapore and i will like you to email them with the total weight of
the unit together with the pick up and delivery address , So that they
can get you the shipping cost. below is my branch address:

Banes Foundation
896 Dunearn Road,
#04-06B Sime Darby Center
Singapore 589472 Singapore

The contact email to Mobo Shipping Company is
mslaf_shipping_co@live.com and i will like you to go ahead and contact
them now, so that i can provide you with my credit card for you to
bill it for the total amount of the unit together with the shipping
cost.

Best Regards.

Michael Daley
14 front st
danielson,ct,06239

Mike said...

email 1:

Hello Sir/Madam

I would like you to quote for 8.5 x 11 flyer printed one sided on a 60 #offset paper.Attached is the artwork and i need it one sided on black and white prints.Advise if you accept credit card payments.

Let me know the promotional items you offer.

Michael Daley

Email 2:
Hello
Thank you for your email, I will like to recommend you to Mobo
Shipping Company for the shipping of the unit to my branch in
Singapore and i will like you to email them with the total weight of
the unit together with the pick up and delivery address , So that they
can get you the shipping cost. below is my branch address:

Banes Foundation
896 Dunearn Road,
#04-06B Sime Darby Center
Singapore 589472 Singapore

The contact email to Mobo Shipping Company is
mslaf_shipping_co@live.com and i will like you to go ahead and contact
them now, so that i can provide you with my credit card for you to
bill it for the total amount of the unit together with the shipping
cost.

Best Regards.

Michael Daley
14 front st
danielson,ct,06239

Anonymous said...

We are a Print Company and had the same as the post before.
Thank you for this blog!

Anonymous said...

I work at a Fire Extinguisher Company. Thank god i found this blog.

We would have been taken for $11,000.

Alan Smith
14 Front St
Danielson, CT
06239

Beware guys, he's a total scam artist. I've spoken to these people *on the phone* even, all from sketchy numbers that you can't call back. Terrible english, terrible spelling.

Anonymous said...

Myself and the local authorities played the game to see if we could catch these guys... The names was James Sizemore. BEWARE...You will be responsible for credit card charges that you run on your machine for phone orders without proper identification. Chech with your processor to see what specific rules apply to you.

Anonymous said...

Below is the letter that came from a sify.com email address (a major red flag to begin with).

So far, I replied with link to my company pricelist, and said he had a 20% volume discount and let him figure it all out. He then asked for quote, which I just told him price + shipping.

[His 2nd email asked for additional information, I told him to make his shipper do all of the work and get it from the company website and that I am deaf so can only use a special type of phone]



Then he sent details about using his shipper and the other scam. I told him OK, but need a signed company purchase order emailed or faxed. He complained but said it was an export restriction. Eventually he cut and paste something together.

I reported the credit card he gave me to the credit card company as stolen without even running it through. I emailed him back saying that he must have mistyped it and it was rejected.

Now he has just sent me a 2nd credit card, and his "shipper" is asking for payment. I told the shipper that I am waiting for a card to go through, and am going home for the day, so I will have to do this tomorrow.



---------------------------------


Hello,
I am interested in purchasing some of your products, I will like to know if you can ship directly to NEW ZEALAND , I also want you to know my
mode of payment for this order is via Credit Card. Get back to me if you can ship 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 Regards
Albert Grayson
==================================
(This after I gave him pricing and URL for pricelist)

Hi,
Thank you for the reply, please i will like you to recalculate of my order alone and get back to me with the total cost of my  order and don't worry about the shipping cost because i have my personal shipping agent in State:Alabama  Zipcode:36420   , USA that will come for  the pick up of the package in your company and i have inform them about this and they told me the best way to come for the pick up in your store is for you to email me with the information's needed below,

* Your Company Name and Address ?
* Time the package will be ready for pick up with your convenience time and date?
* Contact Person for the pickup arrangement ?
* Telephone Number ?
* Weight of the package

So, please kindly get back to me with this details along with the total of my order so that i can give you my card details for the payment now.

Hope to read from you ASAP.

Anonymous said...

After providing a quote for banners I received this reply email:

From: Bill Kenneth [mailto:nethbill@yahoo.com]
Subject: Shipping Contact & Contact for SESCL .

i had a emmergency about my wife ,my wife is about to give birth and i have to live out of office for my wifes' hospitality (am married for good 15 years ,this is my first time to have a baby ).Please i will need immediate assistance from you by geting a Shipping Quote from the Shipping Company so that i will make the full payment before i live out of office.

Due to that incidence ,i have recommended a Shipping Company that i want you to Consent with me by contacting the shipping now and get me the shipping quote so that i will arrange for the full payment plus shipping payment today .
The Shipping company will come right i your office for the Pick Up as i wanted previously.
I strongly recommended them because they have handling all of my international shipments from United states ,Canada ,United Kingdom to my Shipping Destination in Ghana and this time your company to GH and i am completely satisfied with their services.
I will like you to please e-mail me with the Shipping quote on the product from Scofield Express Shipping Company plus the form of payment method they you do accept..
We can proceed to ship the Products through scofield Express to the shipping destination.

SHIPPING DESTINATION ADDRESS

Tema industrial Area
Osu-Accra
Ghana-0023.

CONTACT FOR SCOFEILD EXPRESS SHIPPING & CARGO COMPANY..

Email Address: sdexpress_shipping@cooltoad.com

I want you to contact the shipping company with :
1-Pick Up address ( which is your address ),
2-Shipping address ,
3-Total weight and total quantity of the Products.

I will like you to please get back to me with the feedback from Scofield Express Shipping after you contacted them and if you do have any further question.

The Boogieman said...

I own an engraving business in Durango Colorado. I'm dealing with an individual from Singapore who wants to buy a large number of trophies to be shipped via MOBO Shipping Company. I know it is scam from the git-go and get these kind of emails regularly. I like to string these guys along as long as possible. I keep requesting additional info and clarifications from them. The idea is to waste as much of their time and resources as I can possibly get a way with. The final email I send to them is the one I send telling them that I have forwarded all their emails to their local authorities, the FBI, the CIA, Homeland Security and tell them that they are now marked as a terrorist sponsor and can expect a visit from the authorities at any time. . .. Good Luck living another 48 hours!

Rosie said...

Today I was contacted by Michael Daley who wanted to buy 150 trophies and send them to Singapore. (I work with over seas companies) But to send trophies there??? I went through my normal question routine:

To start your order we need a credit card number and expiration date, the wordage you would like to be engraved on each trophy and the sport you are interested in. The day you need your order and by all means your name and phone number

He responded back with:

Hello
Thank you for your email, I will like to recommend you to Mobo
Shipping Company for the shipping of the unit to my branch in
Singapore and i will like you to email them with the total weight of
the unit together with the pick up and delivery address , So that they
can get you the shipping cost. below is my branch address:

Maersk Inc
896 Dunearn Road,
#04-06B Sime Darby Center
Singapore 589472 Singapore

The contact email to Mobo Shipping Company is
mslaf_shipping_co@live.com and i will like you to go ahead and contact
them now, so that i can provide you with my credit card for you to
bill it for the total amount of the unit together with the shipping
cost.

Best Regards.

Michael Daley

I knew then it was a scam because we do not sell units, and never to Singapore. I also called the companies to put them on alert that scammers are giving out their information. Customer service was very nice and even verified that they do not have a Michael Daley working there. So now, a new scam has arisen. BE AWARE...

Anonymous said...

I got one too... Almost fell for it right before placing the order with the supplier


Good day,
My Name is Mr.Mark Wilson . l want to order some flyer's and i will need the Qty of 130,000 with the size of 8.5''x11'' in full copies Black Ink on yellow Paper l want you to write of the flyer's (Care For One Another Says The Lord).I need this flyer's to be printed one side and also I want you to 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 as soon as possible..

Note: Let me know if you print banners as well.


Stay Blessed,

Mark Wilson

Anonymous said...

Don't feel bad, I was in all the way to the request for the MONEYGRAM for shipping.
I actually spent an entire day doing the logistics , pricing etc.
even on 500 banners. (by the way 4over.com best price on 500) I did this all while my gut said "Too Easy - Too good to be true"

Looks like they are using a new freight company now."TNA International"

Excerpted from e-mail:
We will also like you to know that our company accept payment only from where pick up will be done and for you being the shipper you are the one supposed to make the payment to us this is because there will be a form which is going to be signed on the day of pick up when TNA INTERNATIONAL FREIGHT COMPANY is coming for a pick up at the pick up location and the units will be delivered to the door step of the company or the delivery destination.And for first time customers the method of payment we accept is via Money Gram to our financial
manager in our head quarters in Ghana.



Name : Mr. AWAL NUHU JONES
Address : 2ND RING ROAD CENTRAL
Zip code : 00233
City : ACCRA
Country : GHANA

Anonymous said...

I have a screen printing company for a couple of years now. I fella by the name of Michael Daley wanted to order 1500 t-shirts blank. Let me remind you I do not own a mill, I print among other things. He wanted 100 huge banners as well, 20x20. Also wanted to know if I take credit cards.
So obviously this was a scam. I emailed him back why the hell do you want blanks from me, kind of pointless. I now email and harass the guy from time to time when I am bored. Payback from trying to scam me.
email address: daley90@gmail.com

His shipping address:
Maersk Inc
896 Dunearn Road,
#04-06B Sime Darby Center
Singapore 589472 Singapore

His "shipping" company:
Mobo Shipping Company

Anonymous said...

I was just about scammed. I got an e-mail for 3000 t-shirts. Being a small business I got a bit excited. I noticed from the start the grammar was terrible. I told it was for a new orphanage in Ghana. Here is the name and address I was given.

1 Methodist Kids Orphanage
32 Trasaco Valleys
Accra, Ghana

The e-mails came from Alid Mohammed (aildmohammed@gmail.com. When I did a search on MYSPACE the e-mail address belonged to a 15 year-old female. The e-mails were signed Rev. Mark Larry.

He wanted me to send the shipping company he chose half the cost for the shipping and he would pay me back. The shipping cost was $7,520.00 for 882lbs. The shipping company said it included international airway taxes (I.T.A.), tariffs, crating/packaging and customs clearance duties. The only type of payment they would accept was money gram. They wanted to be sent to the financial manager. Here is the information they gave me for the shipping company.

Financial Manager
Hakeem Imrana
2nd Ring Road Central
Accra, Ghana 00233
Cargo Express Freight
E-mail: dcargo@ymail.com

I was able to get a phone number for Alid Mohammed; it is 233-543-568565. I did speak to him. He called me and I have caller ID.

I hope this information will help.

Anonymous said...

I posted the last comment. He contacted me with 233-244-063099 phone number also. copied it from CID

Anonymous said...

Thank you for your warnings. Here is a copy of his acceptance of a freight quote:

thank you ones again and i am ok with the $8,850.00 USD 2-3 days.so i need you to email me back with the total cost of your order and the shipping as one so that i can make the full payment as now .
thank you
larry

A lot of typos and small caps. His new scam freight company is:kargoshippingcompany@gmail

Beware.

Anonymous said...

Unfortunately they use this same scam for ppl selling stuff on ebay. Using the fake shipping company email they send letters on behalf of paypal to say items have been paid for and funds received, but that they won't be released or appear on the paypal balance until they have confirmed shipping and tracking details. In other words its send it and we will pay you later! Natural you should always check that you've been paid first before you send anything! These scammers seem to be in Nigeria mainly, so be asked to send anything there should be a major red flag in itself.

Anonymous said...

We received an inquiry on our products from someone. After he had the information in regards to the cost of our products, we received an e-mail requesting us to contact his preferred shipper and to give them our information for location pick - up, weight and material of our product. Mobo Shipping was his preferred shipper. Him and his shipping company is a fraud. His e-mail is waltonsmith7@gmail.com and the shipper contact information is John Freeman, e-mail address mslaf_shipping_com@yahoo.com and the web address to the company is www.moboshippingcompany.iwarp.com. This guy claimed to be ordering a large amount of our products for his new company in Accra Ghana with the zip code as 00233.
Here is his e-mail:

Thanks A lot For The Delinquency And Concern With My
Order.am OK with Both Quote.Am OK with the @ $0.76/ea each.
I will like you to Re-quote me Again on 10.000 Pcs Gaskets with tax on
the Quote Which would be approximately Total Cost: $6,080.00 ADD Tax
and let me know
the Quote Again. .Am Ordering this to my new
Company and the Merchandise are Going to be Pick Up At your Location
By A Freight Company and send it to the Final Destination where the
the Company Accra Ghana And I Will Like You To Contact The Mobo
Shipping Cargo's With The Total Weight Of The 10.000 Gaskets that i
want to Order from your Company And Your Location Address And Ask Them
For The Shipping Cost and add that with the Cost of the breaks and
let me know the Total Quote on Both the Shipping and the Cost of the
two and the Shipping Cost .So what they would need from you now is the
Pick Up location address, delivery address and quantity and type of
material to be picked up.

The Shipping Company contact informations is below.
Person To Contact :Mr. John Freeman
Contact Email Address: Mslaf_shipping_com@yahoo.com
Web. www.moboshippingcompany.iwarp.com

Please Go Ahead And E-mail Them And Ask Them For The Shipping Cost To
The My New Comapny In Accra Ghana Zip Code 00233...And Ask Them What
Method of Payment Do They Accept.Thanks And I Will Be Leaving For A
Meeting Later Today and i want to Finalized the Full Payment with you
Before i Live for the Day.I Would Keep In Contact With You Via E-mail
On My Laptop To Finalized The Full Payment Of The Order As Well As
The Shipping Cost With You Today So that you can get the Order State
and and get it Ready as soon as you can.Thanks And I Am Really Looking
Forward In Completing This Order.Here Is The Delivery Address
Below.Email me back as soon as you send them an email......

De levering Address.....
Valco's and Com Inc
Clinton 32 Cotton Ave
Accra.. Ghana ...00233

Hope To Hear From You Soon............

Email me back as soon as you send them an email ......

Best Regards
Mr.Smith

Anonymous said...

I have a glass candle business and was hit this week by one of these scams. Always; check their address on google maps, do an international search on their phone number etc. Information with held is always a suspicion raiser.
please be warned on this particular customer:
"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 candles to our newly church project branch located in Singapore and will like you to email them with the total weight of the candles together with the pick up and delivery address , so that they can get you the shipping cost. below is my branch or delivery address:

New Mission Pentecostal Church
896 Dunearn Road,
#04-06B Sime Darby Center
Singapore 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 candles together with the shipping cost , i would be looking forward on hearing from you soon.

Stay blessed


Rev. Thompson


207 Casa Linda Drive
Woodland,CA,95695
818-627-2903

Anonymous said...

I'm glad I searched out this company before I got to far involved. Here is a copy of the email i received:

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hello Amy B
thank you ones again and i am ok with the total cost of the $5,600.00 .so that you can get me the shipping charges so that i can make the full payment as now and as soon my order is read for the pick up they will come for the pick up at your location so contact them now .



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 deliver and pickup address for them to be able to provide a quote. Contact Details for the Recommended Shipping Company
1.Carrier Name : Express Ship International
2.Contact Name : Mr Paul Shepared.
3. Email Address:kargoshippingcompany@gmail.com Information Needed to Provide Freight Charges
1. Full pick up location address
2.Size and quantity/weight of the order to be picked up
3. 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.. Rev.Larry John
OR
if you want to know as you can look at Air kargo shipping company.

HEAD OFFICE SAN KARGO
Open Mon/Fri 8.00am to 5.00pm P.S.T. Accra Ghana
24hr message machine for after hours .

Anonymous said...

Thank you for your blog...just got the most recent information by Google and the post from 10/6 was identical to mine, but for printed flyers.

Anonymous said...

Hello,
I am a small printing company and was almost stung by Mobo and Michasel Daley. his email stated...

Hello
Thank you for your email, I will like to recommend you to Mobo
Shipping Company for the shipping of the unit to my branch in
Singapore and i will like you to email them with the total weight of
the unit together with the pick up and delivery address , So that they
can get you the shipping cost. below is my branch address:

Maersk Inc
896 Dunearn Road,
#04-06B Sime Darby Center
Singapore 589472 Singapore

The contact email to Mobo Shipping Company is
mslaf_shipping_co@live.com and i will like you to go ahead and contact
them now, so that i can provide you with my credit card for you to
bill it for the total amount of the unit together with the shipping
cost.


Best Regards.

Michael Daley

This nearly cost me my buisness..
Thank you so much for your site.
I do feel silly, but not stupid.
Lisa

Anonymous said...

I too got an email similar to these. There are so many I couldn't read through them all. A red flag was raised when I offered a 30% discount on the large order and he said the regular retail price was ok to pay. I insisted on giving him the discount and when he gave me the shipping company I tried finding them online and that's when I came across your site. Thanks for posting this blog. His shipping address is to:
Sister Margret Asante,
c/o Continental Church Orphanage Home,
673 Ring Road,Accra Ghana 00233,
West Africa

I sell home and garden decor. He was asking for 200 Guardian Angel Clocks. Don't look like they are picky with what they request. A friend of mine got scammed for $6600.00 recently so I am a little more cautious which is why I did a search on the shipping company instead of just emailing them as he suggested.

Sad part of it all is they are using God and orphans to scam people.

Anonymous said...

I sell Longboard Skateboards out of Colorado. Ken Waddel whanted to by 45 and have them picked up. Quick Google of the address got me to your page. Thank you

Anonymous said...

This is another one of the scams wanting me to use their shipping companies...I did not reply to this E mail.
Hello,
I will like to order some items from you and get it shipped to my place in Japan, also i will be paying via my creditcard which was issued in the United states as this is the only available means of payment. I have a shipper which you'll contact regarding shipping that can get the items delivered directly to my door step without hastle... and i will also like to know the types of creditcard you accept..... Let me know if i am welcome to place an order.

Thanks
Richard

Anonymous said...

We have also had an email enquiry for roof trusses for a church in birmingham, England, to be shipped 'via their wonderful company' to Ghana. We are a timber frame engineering company in Wales. i wonder if anyone knows of authorities we can send the suspects details to while the line of communication is still open?

Anonymous said...

It seems this scam has now reached the UK. I received an email with almost the exact same wording as one here, below. There were little things a bit off about it, like 'my, that's a heck of a lot of leaflets for a church!' and I quizzed him about his requested size, since here you'd say A4 size and not 8.5" x 11", but it wasn't until Singapore came up as the destination to deliver the 120,000 leaflets that major alarm bells started ringing. So I checked it out via good old Google - and thank you to this blog for confirming that it is indeed a scam!

The shipping company he mentioned was MODEX INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING COMPANY, one not mentioned on here before. They replied mightily quickly with a quote (£1,600+) once I supplied the weight details - within about 10 minutes. Funny that. Oh and yes, the client was insisting on paying by credit card and used a gmail account.

-------------------
Dear Sir/Madam
My Name is. Daniel Wilson l want to order some Flyers and I will need the Qty 120,000 with the size of 8.5''x11'' in full copies Black Ink on yellow Paper l want you to write of the Flyers  (Care For One Another Says The Lord).. and also I need this Flyers to be printed one side and also I want you to go ahead and quote me the total pick up prices plus tax without shipping and also Advise me the method of payment you accept so that we can proceed with this order, hope to hear from you as soon as possible.
Stay Blessed
Daniel Wilson
-------------------

The delivery address was to be as in many above:
New Mission Pentecostal Church,
896 Dunearn Rd,
#04-06B Sime darby Center,
Singapore 589472 Singapore

Anonymous said...

My company was nearly scammed. We design custom hand-carved stone items, such as columns. Believing the initial inquiry was legitimate, I responded. After a few exchanges, I was given shipping instructions including an address in Accra, Ghana. This e-mail was identical to the e-mail cited in the Anonymous posting from April 14, 2009 12:20 PM above. The only difference is the e-mail address given for the shipping company was at live.com, not gmail.com. I'm toying with the scammer now, offering to use a local shipping company which is considerably cheaper than Smart Movers, and my phone began ringing off the hook as soon as I sent that e-mail. Rev. Larry Clark insists on using Smart Movers, though. What a surprise...

Anonymous said...

I have an online business selling magicians ropes. So whenever someone goes to my site to order or send an inquiry, the email comes in a different format. I received an email directly from someone asking about nylon rope (which i don't sell), I responded stating that i only sell cotton rope. He said fine, send me sizes and prices, so i did. I already knew from the initial email that this was no legit customer. Then he emailed me back saying he wanted 50 coils (5000 meters) of rope, didn't even haggle the price. And so now after searching his email address on yahoo I came across this site. his name is Michael Daley and his email address is daley90@gmail.com. I'll probably play along and mess with him just for fun...but i know this is no customer. Thanks for posting these fraud stories, it helps the little guys like us from getting screwed.

www.BaronianTrading.com

Anonymous said...

We are an HVAC/Refrigeration company. About 9 months ago, the minister from Ghana emailed wanting some items sent, via his prefered shipping company, to his orphanage. Red flags were up but his credit cards were all clearing. We wised up and caught it before actually wiring any money. Funniest part was when he called wanting us to refund the funds charged to the stolen credit cards. The new one I received today was an email (same scam) asking for items to be sent to Singapore, with his prefered shipper "Mobo Shipping Company"

Anonymous said...

Thank god for google and this site. Thanks guys and gals. Just a thought, with all the money we have saved could we not send someone with a violin case around to 101 Goodwill St in Accra

Beth said...

These thieves of stolen credit cards and scammers are contacting healthcare product companies as well.

I was sent two e-mails from supposedly separate individuals in the matter of a month trying to buy mass quantities of essntial oils.

I haven't had the time to read all of the comments, so hopefully I'm not duplicating anyone's questions or thoughts....

Is there a way to call up, let's say Visa, and tell them that you believe credit card fraud has taken place, and give them the credit card number, etc?

I'd really like to report these vile criminals. Those who have been scammed deserve some justice, as well as those whose credit cards have been stolen.

Anonymous said...

A Ken Williams ordered with 5 different credit cards, which went through so far just one week though. Then he wanted me to send shipper money which he paid in advance with credit cards to a Motta Cole in England via Western Union money transfer. I refused to do that. I did a reverse address check of England address and it turned out not to be a shipper but an interior design co. The goods are to be shipped to Korea for $1,100. "Ken Williams" scammers name called yesterday 22 times. He gave a phone number for shipper 011-44-702-406-9977. The ship to address I did a reverse address lookup and it is a legitimate shop but not for similar product and wrong name-not Ken Williams. Will play this out. He used a yahoo email address and I did a reverse email lookup which says the email is from Little Rock AR. The man has an accent but an American name? Very suspect.

Anonymous said...

I own a printing company and they just tried buying 120 banners from me shipping to:

Maersk Inc
896 Dunearn Road,
#04-06B Sime Darby Center
Singapore 589472 Singapore

being picked up by MOBO shipping company and their e-mail is mslaf_shipping_co@live.com

When I asked for business address they gave me Banes Foundation,389 Edgeware Road,NW 2 L 6 LH Number: +44703 189 9621

and when I asked for address in US he gave me
14 front st,
Danielson,CT,06239

I was a little skeptical so I googled the us address and came accross this blog.

Anonymous said...

I also run a printing company and he wanted to buy 100,000 flyers asking if I take credit card... I told him yes, and to send me his shipping address...

Hello

Thank you for your email, I will like to recommend you to Mobo
Shipping Company for the shipping of the unit to my branch in
Singapore and i will like you to email them with the total weight of
the unit together with the pick up and delivery address , So that they can get you the shipping cost. below is my branch address:

Maersk Inc
896 Dunearn Road,
#04-06B Sime Darby Center
Singapore 589472 Singapore

The contact email to Mobo Shipping Company is mslaf_shipping_co@live.com and i will like you to go ahead and contact them now, so that i can provide you with my credit card for you to bill it for the total amount of the unit together with the shipping
cost.


Best Regards.

Michael Daley

Anonymous said...

We are a commercial kitchen, restaurant supply dealer in southeast FL. I have been quoting icemakers for "Michael Daley" to use the Mobo Shipping Company to be delivered to his branch in the very same Singapore address, company Maersk. He is waiting for my quote now! Thanks for the blog!

Anonymous said...

We are a manufacturing company that builds automation and design equipment. We were contacted via email from a gmail account, requesting 5 large machines at the cost of over 100k to be delivered to China. As a fairly new company this was an exciting prospect, yet we were inclined to think this was a hoax as our "client," who clearly had no real idea what these machines are designed to do, had no specific requirements on the machines' capabilities.
Our emailer DID provide us a phone number, though it was a non-working number!
He, too, asked that we would contact "TNA international freight couriers" to ship said machinery as he was located in CA and needed them delivered direct to China.
After researching the freight company our suspicions were confirmed when this site popped up!
We are stringing our "client" along, now, and in his correspondences he even spelled his last name wrong!
Unbelievable!

Anonymous said...

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.

Anonymous said...

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

Anonymous said...

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 Inc
896 Dunearn Road,
#04-06B Sime Darby Center
Singapore 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 flyers together with the shipping cost , i would be looking forward on hearing from you soon.

Stay blessed

Wayne Johnson"

Alarm bells starting ringing straight away and we googled and found this site. We've forwarded the emails onto the police.

Anonymous said...

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 reply


Hello


Thank you for your email, I will like to recommend you to Mobo

Shipping Company for the shipping of the unit to my branch in

Singapore and i will like you to email them with the total weight of
the unit together with the pick up and delivery address , So that they
can get you the shipping cost. below is my branch address:


Maersk Inc
896 Dunearn Road,
#04-06B Sime Darby Center
Singapore 589472 Singapore

The contact email to Mobo Shipping Company is

mslaf_shipping_co@live.com and i will like you to go ahead and contact
them now, so that i can provide you with my credit card for you to
bill it for the total amount of the unit together with the shipping
cost.


Best Regards.

Michael Daley

We 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!

Pamela said...

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.

Sherry Pollock said...

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. :~)

Anonymous said...

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.

Anonymous said...

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....

Anonymous said...

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 have
Floor 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 Johnson

Dear 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..

Doug said...

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 Johnson


As 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!

Anonymous said...

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 know
if you can ship directly to NEW ZEALAND , I also want you to know my mode
of payment for this order is via Credit Card. Get back to me if you can
ship 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 Regards
Albert Grayson

Figured 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 shipping
cost.and here is address for you to the shipping cost via ups or
fedex.and please kindly get back to me if this items is in stock .
Company name: Pennymart2
72 Saturn Place
North Shore City Auckland New Zealand Zip code:07511
NZ +64 56 77 5463
NZ +64 64 77 8542

Do this on time so that i can be able to give you my credit card
informationand complete my order for me
Best Regards
ALBERT

That "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! :-)

Anonymous said...

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

Anonymous said...

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 Company
Contact E-mail Address : Rafshippingcompany@gmail.com

Contact Name : MR BASIT

Shipping Address: Mr Mark Quashie
14 Combat Ave.
Ghana Accra 00233

This company who was trying to SCAM us used a billing address of 625 Saint Laurent Court
Fort. Worth, Texas 76126
775-252-9927

Anonymous said...

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.

Jane said...

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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Anonymous said...

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 Orphanage
32 Trasaco Valley
City Accra
Country 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.

Anonymous said...

We received one of these email scams this past weekend.
E-Mail Address? Mark_larry11@yahoo.com
Name? Mark Larry
Message? 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 72
10 pieces of 24 x 96
10 pieces of 36 x 60
10 pieces of 36 x 120
10 pieces of 48 x 48
10 pieces of 48 x 96
10 pieces of 48 x 144


with grommets(metal holes)


PRINT ARTWORK
Pray Without Ceasing And Worship The Lord Your God In A True Way.....


white with black text
1 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

Anonymous said...

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

Anonymous said...

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!!!

Anonymous said...

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 Inc
896 Dunearn Road,
#04-06B Sime Darby Center
Singapore 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 regards
Curt 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"

Anonymous said...

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.

Anonymous said...

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!!

Anonymous said...

I was contacted by
Chris White
Chris & Sons
14 Front Street
Danielson, 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 Center
Singapore 589472 Singapore
He 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

Anonymous said...

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.

Anonymous said...

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.

Anonymous said...

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:

www.akbargainpatio.com said...

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 Ltd

Dear 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 Ahmed
Blk 14
Accra-Ghana
00233


You 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 name

2,control number 8 digits

3, 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 you
need any more assistance

Mr.Samuel Hagan
(Customer Services).
tenishshipping@secretary.net

Anonymous said...

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!!

JEN said...

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.

Anonymous said...

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 42
Stockholm, SWEDEN 114 99

Freight company email address : modexcargofreight@gmail.com

And 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 transaction

Best Regards
John Ams(owner) johnams11@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

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 Company
2.Contact Name : Mr Mike Olson

3. Email Address: smartexpressco@live.com


Information Needed to Provide Freight Charges
1. Full pick up location address
2.Size and quantity/weight of the order to be picked up
3. 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

Anonymous said...

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 Inc
Shop 320, Harbourside, Darling Harbour,
N.S.W. 2000, Australia


Concerning 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 you

Jeff

=====================================

Larry said...

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!!

Anonymous said...

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!

Anonymous said...

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 Mobo
Shipping Company for the shipping of the unit to my branch in
Singapore and i will like you to email them with the total weight of
the unit together with the pick up and delivery address , So that they
can get you the shipping cost. below is my branch address:

Maersk Inc
896 Dunearn Road,
#04-06B Sime Darby Center
Singapore 589472 Singapore

The contact email to Mobo Shipping Company is
mslaf_shipping_co@live.com and i will like you to go ahead and contact
them now, so that i can provide you with my credit card for you to
bill it for the total amount of the unit together with the shipping
cost.


Best Regards.

Michael

Sent from my iPhone

MarkV said...

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.

Anonymous said...

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 associations

Hi There

I 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 Luke
389 Edgeware road,
NW2 6 LH
London

0703 182 3132

Reverse Osmosis Systems said...

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 systems

8 pieces of 5 Stage R.O.
8 pieces of Reverse Osmosis 3
8 pieces of Reverse Osmosis with pump & UV light

Kindly 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

Anonymous said...

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!

Anonymous said...

Also, this is the information he gave us:

Company Name: Dolphin Shipping Agency
Contact Name: Mr. Patrick Korang
Contact Email Address: dolphinshippingagency@live.com

Shipping Address:
Villa Tomang Baru A1/32-33,
Kuta Bumi - Tangerang, Banten,
Indonesia

dalrun said...

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).

Walter said...

Just got this today: March 8 2010
I 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"
Smooth
50 qty of # Size 35W x 56L
50 qty of # Size 46W x 60L
50 qty of # Size 72W x 72L
50 qty of # Size 72W x 96L

i want cherry or white or oak finish.

Blind Type:
either Aluminium or wood

Kindly 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

Anonymous said...

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.

DTown said...

wayne.johnson65@gmail.com

^ got an email from this guy asking for 20 large wood cabinets.

Nice try "Wayne".

He wanted them shipped to....

New Mission Foundation Center
896 Dunearn Road,
#04-06B Sime Darby Center
Singapore 589472 Singapore

and below is also the contact information of Amal Freight International LLC

INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING DEPARTMENT:
PERSON TO CONTACT:MR BRUCE SMITH
SHIPPING COMPANY'S CONTACT EMAIL ADDRESS: amalfreightint@live.com Or amalfreightint@fastservice.com

And I love his message! lol! Ha scam written all over it.
__________________________________
Good day,

we require to know if you can supply us with some
cabinets .Kindly get back to us with your inventory as well as
pricing and advise if you accept credit card payment.Wish you all the best
in business and ill be looking forward to your response.


best regards

Wayne Johnson
__________________________________

Later he sent an email that he'd like to revise his order to 20 cabinets.

The Plumeria Gallery said...

We received a request for plants to be shipped to Australia. We are glad we saw some red flags and checked this out. Thanks for posting about FAKE SHIPPING. We saved $4800 from being scammed from us.

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.

Item Id: 10221496 ......................60 Qtys
Item Id: 8691701 ......................60 Qtys
Item Id: 7663165 ......................60 Qtys
Item Id: 7951315 ......................60 Qtys
Item Id: 7951301 ......................60 Qtys
Item Id: 10306889 ......................60 Qtys
Item Id: 6917349 ......................60 Qtys
Item Id: 7951312 ......................60 Qtys

Shipping Address.........
Name of Company: ---
Gordan Mark Inc
Shop 345, Harbourside, Darling Harbour, N.S.W. 2000, Australia


Concerning 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 BN Express Freight for the shipping quote. Here is there email address( bn_express@hotmail.com Or bnexpress@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 re liable 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 you

Michael Spin
michael_Spin@in.com

Rikki said...

We've been contacted 2 times this year already. The first time I thought it was legit and provided an actual quote. In the following emails, I realized that it was a total scam, so I stopped corresponding with "the Rev". This most recent time, I quoted an outrageous price just to mess with him, and he wrote back saying he was willing to pay and gave me all the shipping company info. When I googled the address of the church in Singapore, this site came up. I'm now going to email all of the print shops we work with in this area and give them a heads up. Thank you!

Anonymous said...

I have a Trophy and awards business, just got an email for about $4000.00 of product for a church in South Africa, anyway all of the similar things all the rest have been saying. all be carefull, wish i knew where else I can show this

Anonymous said...

We were contacted by this same CRIMINAL!! Thanks to your website you saved us about $6000. We are a flavoring company and this guy originally asked to buy coffee beans and then flavoring for coffee beans!! Here is his e-mail:

Hello

Thank you for your email, I will like to recommend you to Mobo Shipping Company for the shipping of the unit to my branch in Singapore and i will like you to email them with the total weight of the unit together with the pick up and delivery address , So that they can get you the shipping cost. below is my branch address:

Maersk Inc
896 Dunearn Road,
#04-06B Sime Darby Center
Singapore 589472 Singapore

The contact email to Mobo Shipping Company is mslaf_shipping_co@live.com and i will like you to go ahead and contact them now, so that i can provide you with my credit card for you to bill it for the total amount of the unit together with the shipping cost.


Best Regards.

Darren Luke
14 front st
Danielson,CT,06239
203 274 8758

Bionic Dave Jr said...

i have gotten 3 of these over the last 2 months. this started when we started using Thomas.net and started to get some internet hits. we did not get scammed as i request all orders form out side the USA to be prepaid and the product will ship 14 days after payment clears. most companies understand this and will accept these type of terms on the 1st overseas orders. scammers will not and normally will stop asking after the 3rd attempt.

new companies need to beware of this when starting internet selling

after a few emails back and forth with the scammer he admitted it was a scam and asked me to stop e-mailing him.

Anonymous said...

Hello,

We recently carried out some work on our web site promoting it to various search engines but used a specific email address of seo@ which was the email address that was used. We are a fireplace company who sells fireplaces and accessories both online and in our shops. I am amazed that somebody has taken the time to target us with such a specifically targetted email.

Here is a copy of the email that was sent to us -

Hello sales,

Good day ,This is Mr. John Larry.In Regards to your company i will like to know whether you carry Fireplace ( Wood Burning Fully Installed,Or Gas Fireplace)in stock for sale. If yes, email me back with the price base for each Fireplace.And also let me know the types of fireplace you have in your company,So that i can get back to you with the types and quantity i will be ordering from your company.... More over I will like to know whether you do accept credit card as the method of payment.... Hope to read from you again....Stay Blessed.

Kind regards
John...

A few alarm bells but we hoped it was a real enquiry. I then searched the buyers name and came across your blog so thank you.

I will try to notify everybody that I know of this nasty wasteful scammer.

Thanks.

Mike

Anonymous said...

My company was just contacted to ship our product to Singapore. He was using the name Michael Daley and the scam was essentially the same.

His English seems to have improved though.

Anonymous said...

14th March 2010
I was cautious when Michael Daley placed a large order with me yesterday. After wasting an hour or so weighing and measuring the consignment I emailed Mobo Shipping Company for a freight quote. Fortunately I was not caught out.
Vicki Matchett

Anonymous said...

I work at a small ethnic shop in Qld, had a request for 200 large boxes of incense, weird request we thought, then got this email which was the icing on the cake, old Michael Daley is still kicking!

Hello

Thank you for your email, I will like to recommend you to Mobo
Shipping Company for the shipping of the unit to my branch in
Singapore and i will like you to email them with the total weight of
the unit together with the pick up and delivery address , So that they
can get you the shipping cost. below is my branch address:

Maersk Inc
896 Dunearn Road,
#04-06B Sime Darby Center
Singapore 589472 Singapore

The contact email to Mobo Shipping Company is
mslaf_shipping_co@live.com and i will like you to go ahead and contact
them now, so that i can provide you with my credit card for you to
bill it for the total amount of the unit together with the shipping
cost.


Best Regards.

Michael Daley

Googled the shipping company name and got this website, THANKYOU! :)

Leana said...

I received a few emails today from a guy named Michael Daley wanting to knowing pricing for our olive oil. Below are the emails.


Hello,
I would like to order some Olive Oils, Kindly let me know the pricing for it advise if you accept credit card payments.

Michael

-----------------------------------

Hi Michael,

I have attached our current price list for you to have a look at.
Unfortunately, we do not have the facilities to accept credit cards, but we can accept bank deposits, Paypal, cheque.
Please let me know if you wish to place an order.

Thanks
Leana

-----------------------------------

Leana,

I need pricing for 50 of the 10 litre PET. Can you check out with your friends to use their credit card facilities. Let me know

Michael

-----------------------------------

Hi Michael,

We can do you a special of $5.00/litre for the oil, plus container and postage costs.
The 10 Ltr PET containers cost $8.50 each, so the cost works out to be $2,925.00 plus postage.
There will be a short delay as we will need to organise this order through our processing plant where the oil is stored. We can also arrange for it to be freighted to you if you wish?

Our office is located on the ******** family farm (in their house) and
we don't have anyone close to us that we can borrow their credit card facilities.
EFT is also accepted (and preferred) if you wish to proceed this way?

Thanks
Leana

-----------------------------------

Hello leana

Thank you for your email, I will like to recommend you to Mobo Shipping Company for the shipping of the unit to my branch in Singapore and i will like you to email them with the total weight of the unit together with the pick up and delivery address , So that they can get you the shipping cost. below is my branch address:

Maersk Inc
896 Dunearn Road,
#04-06B Sime Darby Center
Singapore 589472 Singapore

The contact email to Mobo Shipping Company is mslaf_shipping_co@live.com and i will like you to go ahead and contact them now, so that i can provide you with my credit card for you to bill it for the total amount of the unit together with the shipping cost.


Best Regards.

Michael Daley

Sent from my iPhone



Even though I told him we don't have access to credit card facilities he still assumed we were going to take his order?! Once I received that email (which was about half an hour ago) I googled the freight company name and it came up with this website as the only relating website. (The other websites were about motherboards?!)

I hope that no one else gets lured into these scams! (About a year ago I had my personal bank account drained in one day as someone managed to get my card details, and I know how stressful and devastating it can be!)
Good luck to everyone out there in spotting these scammers!

Anonymous said...

I have a very similar story as to what I have been reading in your comments. My company received similar emails from a "Michael Spin" and wanted his items shipped to Australia to a company named Benson Mark Inc totalling over $27,000. He says they are located in Australia but they do not have a website yet since they are a small growing company. He has called and emailed several times a day asking when we can get the quotes to him so he can send his credit card information. He also asked that we cc him on all emails sent to his preferred shipper, which is Mind Express Freight, or Mindex Express. Their email address was to a yahoo account. And this Michael Spin had a hotmail account. We are going to wait for him to give us the credit card info so we can try to at least contact the people that have had their cards stolen to report this. That seems to be all we can do at this point.

Thank you everyone for your comments and stories, it has saved our company a lot of time and money.

Anonymous said...

Got this email -

Hi there,

I am Darren and would like you to help me print some flyers.Below is the specifications.


Size : A5
Qty : 100,000 copies
Color : Black and White
Type : Single sided
Paper : 100 gsm

Artwork Attached

Advise if you accept credit card payment.

Darren Luke


This was indeed with mobo shipping. Thanks to this blog!

Anonymous said...

This is what I received..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 AMAL FREIGHT INTERNATIONAL LLC for the shipping of the units to our newly construction project branch located in Malaysia 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:

New Mission Foundation Center
No. 70, Jalan SS 15 / 4, Subang Jaya,
47500 Petaling Jaya,
Selangor Darul Ehsan, Malaysia

and below is also the contact information of Amal Freight International LLC

INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING DEPARTMENT:
PERSON TO CONTACT:MR BRUCE SMITH
SHIPPING COMPANY'S CONTACT EMAIL ADDRESS:
amalfreightint@live.com Or amalfreightint@cooltoad.com

And so i will like you to contact the shipping company as soon as you can and send me an email response feedback with the total cost for the units , shipping altogether so that i can make full payment to enhance better transaction for the first time.

best regards

Wayne Johnson

Kicks said...

The following is the scam sent to me for the purchase of picture framing material.
"Thanks for the patience with me and i have just been contacted by my wife in regards to the pick up and shipment of the order when its ready and she will like the order shipped to Haiti and so i will like to recommend a shipping company for you to contact and get the pick up and shipping cost so that you can add the total cost for the shipping to the order so that i can authorize you to bill my master card or visa card for the full payment and below is the contact details for the shipping company as well as the delivery address and the information they will be needing to provide the quote.


SHIPPING COMPANY CONTACT DETAILS.
NAME OF THE COMPANY: Overseas Shipping Company
PERSON TO CONTACT: Mr. Larry Winter
CONTACT EMAIL ADDRESS: overseasshippingcom@cooltoad.com


DELIVERY ADDRESS
Mrs, Brittany Matthew
Delmas 33,
Port-au-Prince,
Haiti
http://www.boston.com/bigpicture/2010/01/earthquake_in_haiti.html


Email them and ask them for the shipping cost to the orphanage home in Haiti.Ask when they can pickup,what needs to be done before they pick up and their method of payment.Please do make sure to email the freight company with the total weights and dimensions of the units to be picked up as well as the pickup and delivery address for an accurate freight rates.I will be looking forward to do a very successful business with you.


Regards,


Reverend Rowland Gregory"

IDESS Maritime Centre said...

Very Interesting Blog! Thank You For Thi Information!

Anonymous said...

Sample of SCAM


From: walter scott [mailto:scottwalt233@yahoo.com]
Sent: Tuesday, May 11, 2010 2:55 PM
To:
Subject: RE: order Pick Up

Thanks alot for the response and am ok with the cost as $3243.24 .And this Unit am about to purchase is for a company in Accra Ghana and i will like you to contact this shipping company with the total weight of the unit and your Location Address and ask them for the shipping cost.The email for the shipping company is worldwideexpresship@cooltoad.com Please go ahead and email them and ask them for the shipping cost to the company in Accra Ghana zip code 00233.please e-mail them for that they can arrange for the pick up today if possible,that needs to be done before they pickup and their Method of Payment.Thanks and i will be in the a conference meeting later today and i will still keep in contact with you by email.Thanks and i am really looking forward in completing this order also send me an email confirmation of what you will send
to the shipping company..Regards...........
Mr.Scott Walter ................
Nb.. Email them with the total weight,Dimensions and your location address and ask them for the shipping price to the new company and their
method of payment..Their email address again is worldwideexpresship@cooltoad.com Let me know immediately if you have the shipping charges.Below is the delivery address:
Mr.Scott Walter
5461 Outland Rd.
Accra Ghana
00233
West Africa
May God Bless You..

To: "walter scott"
Date: Tuesday, May 11, 2010, 11:43 AM
Subject: RE: order
Thank you for your interest on my order also here is my Address 2981 Sunridge Way N.E.
Calgary, Alberta T1Y 7K7 but the unit wont be shipped to this Address so get back to me with the cost plus tax without shipping....Await to hear from you..Regards..Scott Walter

From: walter scott [mailto:scottwalt233@yahoo.com]

Thank you for your email reply back and also i will like to order 15 case of that and what will be the cost for that plus tax without shipping.....Await to hear from you..Regards..Scott Walter

Thank you for your email reply back i checked on your website and will like to order DESCRIPTION: xxxxxxx and will like to Order 15 pieces of this and what will be the total cost for that plus tax without shipping and what type of credit card do you accept for payment charges..Regards..Scott Walter

From: walter scott [mailto:scottwalt233@yahoo.com]
Sent: May 9, 2010 4:55 PM

Dear Customer,
I am Mr Scott Walter and i am sending this Email in regards to Order some (Tape's) and i will like you to email me back with the Type,Sizes and with their Prices you have in stock for me to choose the type i need to Order and also let me know the type of Credit Card you accept for Payment charges and can you email me with your contact full name and phone number that i can call to place the Order...Awaiting to hear from you soon..
Best Regards
Mr Scott Walter

Anonymous said...

We have also received an order from Micheael Daley, luckily our smart salesman was a little sus and did a check and found your website! Thank goodness. He wrote;

Hello



Thank you for your email, I will like to recommend you to Mobo

Shipping Company for the shipping of the unit to my branch in

Singapore and i will like you to email them with the total weight of

the unit together with the pick up and delivery address , So that they

can get you the shipping cost. below is my branch address:



Maersk Inc

896 Dunearn Road,

#04-06B Sime Darby Center

Singapore 589472 Singapore



The contact email to Mobo Shipping Company is

mslaf_shipping_co@live.com and i will like you to go ahead and contact

them now, so that i can provide you with my credit card for you to

bill it for the total amount of the unit together with the shipping

cost.





Best Regards.



Michael Daley



Sent from my iPhone

using daley90@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

Picture perfect attempt same as the rest. John Dalley has a new name JAMES KELLEY. Uses the MOBO SHIPPING scam too. The english is getting better and lesser volumes of product was requested. Thanks for this blog it made the research easy.

Anonymous said...

Hi

I am having fun with a Wayne Johnson right now for the same scam, with fuel filters this time
Since he wasted 1 hr of my time, I figure I would send him and his non-existent shipping company on a wild goose chase across town in Accra, Ghana for an imaginary Western Union money transfer... That should keep him busy for a while....
It is beyond me that some folks fall for this with guys ( Mugu in scammer parlance ) that:
-Can't spell right two English words in a row
-Get mixed up with their own various email addresses
-Use pompous words such as "esteemed" ,
-Say a $4000 shipping charges is OK when you can normally ship the same stuff for 1/10th of that..

Nuff said

Eric D

Skips said...

Thank goodness I trusted my instincts and did some checking before following through on this order. Something was raising a red flag in my brain. Turns out the last email from "James Kelley" was exactly the same as the one sent to one of earlier posts on May 10, 2010 - Moby Shipping in Singapore. Although, it seems like the grammar & other components of this scam has improved a bit.

Sounds like they are venturing into another area, we are a wholesale hat business.

Thank you so much for this blog and for everyone else who has taken the time to do write about this. Any suggestions on how to combat this?

Anonymous said...

Hello,
Thanks for the email and i appreciate that.Yes i want to go ahead and proceed with order and shipping.Regarding the shipping, i will be shipping them to my Client Marry F Jones in ( Sweden ) and I recommend you contact the Rena shipping company and find out about the
shipping charges from your location to this delivery address below.
Marry F Jones
Ridmansgatan 42.
Stockholm.
Sweden
Zip Code114 99
And this is the contact for the shipping as well:
Name Of Company: Rena Shipping Company
Email: Renashippingcompany@yahoo.com

The freight company will be at your location for pick up.I want you to contact them and find out about the shipping cost and email me back with the subtotal of the units plus the shipping cost as well.Thank you and waiting for your prompt responds.
Regards,
Biran.

Anonymous said...

Thank God I found this post-here is what mie looked like.Adam,
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 AMAL FREIGHT INTERNATIONAL LLC for the shipping of the
printing to our newly project branch located in Malaysia and will
like you to email them with the total weight of the printing together
with the pick up and delivery address , so that they can get you the
shipping cost. below is my branch or delivery address:

New Mission Foundation Center
No. 70, Jalan SS 15 / 4, Subang Jaya,
47500 Petaling Jaya,
Selangor Darul Ehsan, Malaysia

and below is also the contact information of Amal Freight International LLC

INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING DEPARTMENT:
PERSON TO CONTACT:MR BRUCE SMITH
SHIPPING COMPANY'S CONTACT EMAIL ADDRESS:
amalfreightint@live.com Or amalfreightint@cooltoad.com

And so i will like you to contact the shipping company as soon as you
can and send me an email response feedback with the total cost for the
printing, shipping altogether so that i can make full payment to
enhance better transaction for the first time.



best regards

Curt Thomson

Anonymous said...

Here is what they sent my company...Gary A Danley


Okey i need the MAZAK SPACE GEAR-U 4x4 WITH 1500W LASER
WITH MANUAL CLASS 1 COVER which cost $316,000.USD,And i Would Like to Provide You with My Credit Card Information for a Deposit Payment of $5,000.00 for you to know that am interest on this Unit With Your Rest Remaining Balance Payment to be Paid to You On Pick Up Day with Cash Or Check But I First would Like Us to Proceed to Pick Up Arrangement with a Local Shipping Agency Here In U.S.A Contact Mr.Maurice Prine of World Wide Express Shipping Co . Via worldwideexpresship@cooltoad.com with the Total Weight , Size , Dimension and As well as the Pick Up Location of the MAZAK SPACE GEAR-U 4x4 WITH 1500W LASER to be Delivered Below ,

121 GolfWay Ave .
Madina - Accra
00233. GHANA

Ask them the SHIPPING QUOTE and Get Back to me with the Estimated Cost of the Shipping Plus the MAZAK SPACE GEAR-U 4x4 WITH 1500W LASER Cost for me to Proceed and Issue You My Credit Card Information's for You to Run and Charge The Required Amount for Both Payment and As well alert the Shipper's Your Ready Pick Up Day and Time . I Would be There to Make them to Finalize Paper Works + Balance Payment to Complete Shipment Arrangement .Thanks and Awaiting Response Real Soon .

Mr.Scott Walter

Anonymous said...

Our company received this today, then it was followed up by a phone call. urging me to contact the shipping company right away. Then another call wanting to know why I hadn't contacted the shipping company about 30 minutes later. When I told him I would only take certified funds he hung up.


Thanks again for your time and patients on my order. I am sending you this email in regards to the pick up and delivery of my order.There is a freight company that will be picking up the PRODUCT from your location and have them shipped to my new site in South Africa.I will like you to contact the freight company through their e-mail address below and ask them for the freight quote of the items,so that you add the freight charges to the total cost of my order.So that i can make full payment with my credit card and then you can arrange for the pick up with the freight company

Here is the freight company's contact information,

Company name - First Cargo Shipping Company
Contact person - Mr.Robert Will (Freight and Logistics manager)
Contact email @ - firstcargoshippingco@cooltoad.com

Please provide the freight carrier with the following details so that they can get you a freight quote,

1. The full pick up location Address
2. The total weight of the PRODUCT
3. The shipping address

The Shipping Address is below,

Delivered Location:
B & Wilson Company Ltd,
67 Hill Street
98707 Cape Town
South Africa

I will like you to go ahead and contact the freight carrier ASAP. Send me an e-mail back with response from the freight carrier. So that i can go ahead and make the full payment with credit card

Thank You,
Mr.Bill Wilson

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Anonymous said...

Just go this today. Iguessw he is still at it. It was a different name so i thought i would post

First email.

Dear C/S,
I am Brent and i will like to know if you sell Moving
Boxes? and if Yes, can you give me the price on the Wardrobe, But I need the Wardrobe Boxes with Bar, I want you to quote me the total cost on 200 wardrobe boxes, Pulse tax included.
Also want you to get back to me with the total cost, and the forms of Payment that you Accept, I also want to know if you are the manager or the owner.
Thank you and hope to hear again back from you. Hope to hear from you so that we can Proceed.
MAY GOD BLESS YOU
Best Regards
Rev...Brent

Follow up after sales department contacted him.

Please Go Ahead And E-mail Them with the Details And Ask Them For The Shipping Cost In France And Ask Them What Method of Payment Do They Accept.Thanks And I Will Be Leaving For A Meeting Later Today.I Would Keep In Contact With You Via E-mail On My Laptop.Here Is The Delivery Address Below.

c/o..Mrs.Regina
58, Rue de Richelieu 75084.
Paris Cedex,02. France

NB I will Like you to Add all the Total Cost of the Units Plus the Shipping Charges Provided by the Shipping Company so that i can make Payment all Together and also the Shipping Company will Handle the Packaging and Crating and the Rest of the Packaging will be Handled at the Delivery Location.Thanks And I Am Really Looking Forward In Completing This Order And make More Order.

Hope To Hear From You Soon
Regards
Rev Brent Cluff

Anonymous said...

I think this is the same guy


Dear Customer,
Thanks for your reply and I am OK with the total amount .So right now I want you to contact the shipping company with the Total Weight of the unit and include your Pickup location and the Delivery Address because this unit will be sent to my new company for a project work where the unit will be send to so that I will know the cost of shipping so that I will make full payment ASAP.Also do email me back with a copy of an email,when you contact the shippers.
Delivery Address:--
kG & DONS Limited
Ridmansgatan 42.
Stockholm,
114 99
Sweden.
Name of Shipping Company: EXPRESS TRACK LOGISTIC SHIPPING COMPANY.LTD
Shipping Company Contact Name : ABRAHAM OSEI
Shipping Contact E-mail Address: expresstracklogistic@hotmail.com
Also do contact the shipping company first, then I will send you payment with my credit card details for you to charge on both Shipping Cost and Unit Cost after you have heard back from them..Hope to hear back from you soon.
Best Regards,
John Whistler.....