Wednesday, June 26, 2013

International shipping scams, part 3: out of the nutshell

In my first post on this topic, I wrote "in a nutshell" about how these international shipping scams play out.  With greatest thanks and appreciation to Rosa Ziv of Carmel Gifts, this post will crack that nutshell open and show
exactly what happens when a business owner pursues, in good faith, the sales opportunity one of these e-mails appears to present.

Rosa had been corresponding with a scammer who calls himself "Robert Jones" of De-Crown Stores in the Netherlands (who has also tried to scam me), and after reading one of my previous blog posts on this subject, Rosa offered to send me the entire chain of e-mail messages in her correspondence with him.  They show, step-by-step, exactly how shipping scammers attempt to con their targets into paying for shipping to a retail business that doesn't exist, using a shipping company that also doesn't exist.

The Initial Contact

In Rosa's case, the initial inquiry was made through the "Contact Us" form on her website, not through an e-mail. Here's the text of the e-mail notification she received:
Someone submitted the form from your 'Contact Us' page

A user has submitted the contact form on your store.
Here are their details:

Full Name:  Robert Jones
Email Address:  de-crown.stores@hotmail.com
Company Name:  De-Crown Store
Phone Number:
Order Number:
RMA Number:
   
Hello, How're you?I want to place an international order from your company to our store in Netherlands. I want to know if you can ship internationally and accept credit card as a form of payment?I'd love you to reply me back and we can proceed further Eagerly await to read back from you and we can proceed.
Thank you and God bless you

De-Crown Store
Robert Jones.
Interestingly, this is not the same as the e-mail I received from Robert Jones.  But it's almost exactly the same as a recent e-mail I received from someone who calls herself/himself Theresa Gullit:
Hello,
How're you?I want to place an international order from your company to our store in Amsterdam,The Netherlands.I want to know if you can ship internationally and accept credit card as a form of payment?I'd love you to reply me back and we can proceed further Eagerly await to read back from you and we can proceed
Thank you and God bless you.
Yours
Theresa Gullit (Mrs)
Also, if you didn't already notice, Robert's e-mail address is a free hotmail account that's meant to give the impression of an official business e-mail address.  On the one hand, it might be what he uses for his business.  But on the other, it might only be a free e-mail account that looks like a business e-mail address.  This will come up again later on.

The Initial Response 
From:  rosa@carmelgiftshop.com
To:  de-crown.stores@hotmail.com
Subject:  RE: Someone submitted the form from your 'Contact Us' page

Dear Robert,
Thank you very much for your interest in Carmel Gifts.
Yes, of course we ship internationally and of course we accept credit cards.
In order to pay by credit card, at check out, you have a choice of PayPal or other form (credit card). When I receive the order, I will send you an email request via my PayPal for you to pay using your card. I don't see your card details and PayPal deposits the payment in my account.
Please let me know if I can be of any more assistance.
Best regards,

Rosa
The Order

Robert then e-mails Rosa his shopping list. 
From:  De-Crown Store [mailto:de-crown.stores@hotmail.com]
To:  Rosa Ziv
Subject:  PRICE LIST AND TOTAL COST OF MY ORDER IS REQUIRED.‏‏‏‏

Hello Rosa,
Thanks for your reply back. I can't wait to have your lovely products in my store for my customers.
Below listed is the items I want to order for and will want you to get back to me with total cost plus shipping cost and I can provide you my credit card for you to charge and have my order ready and I can carry your product in our new inventory for our numerous customers.
MY ORDER
AHAVA Dead Sea Intensive Dermud Foot Cream
Qty ... 20
"Sea of Spa" Dead Sea Foot Cream Avocado and Aloe - Set of 2
Qty ... 20
"Sea of Spa" Mineral Sun Block SPF15
Qty ... 20
Zaatar Hyssop Aromatic Seasoning Blend from the Galilee
Qty ... 20
"Sea of Spa" Dead Sea Foot Cream with Magnesium
Qty ... 20
MY ADDRESS FOR THE SHIPPING QUOTE   ...
Mauritskade 63
1092 AD Amsterdam,
Netherlands.
Hope to read back from you with the total cost and the photos of the selected products and we can proceed and finalized my order.
God bless you.

De-Crown Stores.
Robert Jones.
One odd thing to note here. Robert has obviously visited Rosa's website to put this list together.  Rosa has pictures of all her products on her website.  So why does Robert ask Rosa to include "photos of the selected products" along with the price quote?

I point this out for the simple reason that it doesn't quite make sense.  And things like this that don't quite make sense -- even little things -- are another tell-tale sign that you're dealing with a scammer, not a legitimate customer.  

In any case, Rosa writes back:
From:  rosa@carmelgiftshop.com
To: 
de-crown.stores@hotmail.com
Subject
: RE: PRICE LIST AND TOTAL COST OF MY ORDER IS REQUIRED.‏‏‏‏

Dear Robert,
Thanks very much. I will prepare the quotation for you.
I would like to point out that I am constantly adding more products.
If there is anything in particular you are interested in that you don't see I will try to source it for you.
Just to clarify, regarding the payment by credit card, you will not need to give the details to me, but rather I will send you an email requesting funds via PayPal and your card details will go securely [Rosa's emphasis, not mine] to PayPal and they will transfer the funds to me. I can walk you through it when we get to that point!
In the meantime, I will prepare my best offer.
Regards,

Rosa
Rosa then prepares a formal price quote for the items Robert specified and attaches it as a .pdf document to this e-mail:
From: rosa@carmelgiftshop.com
To: de-crown.stores@hotmail.com
Subject: RE: TOTAL COST OF MY ORDER IS REQUIRED.

Dear Robert,
Attached please find Quotation No. 2154.
I have offered you 15% off your entire order PLUS Free Shipping.
I look forward to turning this quotation into an order!
Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions.
Best regards,

Rosa Ziv
Note that Rosa has offered Robert both a discount and free shipping for his order. Sounds like a sweet deal to me!

Enter the Shipping Company

Here's where it starts to get interesting.  Robert the scammer wants Rosa to use his preferred shipping company.  I've bolded the key elements in his e-mail and will summarize them below.
From: De-Crown Store [mailto:de-crown.stores@hotmail.com]
Sent: Friday, June 21, 2013 11:58 AM
To: Rosa Ziv
Subject: CONTACT MY SHIPPER.

Hello,
Thanks for your email, I really appreciate you getting back to me with the cost of my order. I got you from online business  inventory and you what I needed to add to my stock and also to my customers. I have experienced lots of difficulties when it comes to getting my items to my address here, I will want you to contact my shipper which I uses every time I order for goods worldwide. Contact them via the below E-mail (westernmultifreightllc@gmail.com), with the weight and dimension inclusive the value for insurance quoting my customer ID#: QP34567555A. They will come pick my order up at your location I will need you to obtain a quote and tell them that I want to Insure the package and I will like you to get back to me with overall cost of the items including the shipping cost via my shipper.
Once I have these details, I will get back to you with my credit card details immediately for payment.
God Bless you (Amen),
Kind Regards,

De-Crown Store.
Robert Jones.
Note the following:
  • Robert has been offered free shipping but apparently doesn't want it (!) because he's had lots of problems receiving things that were shipped to him
  • For that reason, he has a reliable shipper that he always uses
  • Robert wants Rosa to contact his shipping company for a price quote that includes pick-up and delivery
Also note that the e-mail address Robert has provided for the shipping company (westernmultifreightllc@gmail.com) is another free e-mail account that looks like a business e-mail address but may or may not be, just like Robert's e-mail address.

I know that Rosa sensed there might be something fishy about all this from the start, but she also wanted to give Robert the full benefit of the doubt.  She decided to continue negotiating in good faith until the transaction was either successfully concluded, or until it was clear beyond a shadow of doubt that Robert was up to no good.  In her next response, she gently but clearly indicates that she's a little leery by asking Robert whether he actually intends to place an order, and by asking him for a link to his store.
From: rosa@carmelgiftshop.com
To: de-crown.stores@hotmail.com
Subject: RE: CONTACT MY SHIPPER.

Dear Robert,
Do I understand this to be an order?
My advice – based on years of export from Israel – is that you let me ship the goods with EMS, which is special delivery, tracked and insured via the Israel postal authority. They are very good. Also, I would not charge you shipping, as per the quotation.
My suggestion is that you pay for just the goods, I will receive them from the different sources, repack them as efficiently as possible and send them to you at my expense, insured.
I have not had any problems shipping to Amsterdam.
What do you think?
Could you send me a link to your store?
Regards,

Rosa
Robert offers an explanation for why he can't provide a link to his store website:
From: De-Crown Store [mailto:de-crown.stores@hotmail.com]
Sent: Friday, June 21, 2013 1:10 PM
To: Rosa Ziv
Subject: RE: CONTACT MY SHIPPER.

Hello Rosa,
Thanks for your reply back.  I understand your fact concerning the shipping of your products. If this is how you feel them I want you to ship it directly to my customer who order for it. He made the request from Africa.  The name of our store is De-Crown Stores Ltd. We're new and just springing up, we don't have a website yet. But we're in the process of expand to other parts of the world in the near future where we can have our website up and running.
Await your reply back

Thanks
OK, De-Crown Stores Ltd. doesn't have a website because it's "new and just springing up."  Plausible enough, I suppose. 

But note that Robert has changed the story line.  Remember earlier when he was so eager to have Rosa's products in his store for his numerous customers?  Well apparently he forgot that he wasn't actually ordering them for his store, he was ordering them for a particular customer.  And that customer is actually in Nigeria, not the Netherlands.

I've omitted a number of e-mails in the series here, but the important point from them is that Rosa is not comfortable with Robert's insistence that she use his preferred shipping company and contract with them directly.  If Robert wants to use his own shipping company, fine, but he should treat the purchase of products and the payment for shipping as two separate transactions: he should contract with Rosa for her products, and he should contract with his shipping company for pick-up and delivery.

As a professional courtesy, however, Rosa asks Robert's shipping company for a quote.
Forwarded Message: Pick up from Israel CUSTOMER ID NO. QP34567555A
From:  "Rosa Ziv"
To:  WESTERNMULTIFREIGHTLLC@GMAIL.COM
Cc:  de-crown.stores@hotmail.com

Hello,
I have been asked to contact you on behalf of your customer Robert Jones of De-Crown Stores, Netherlands, CUSTOMER ID NO. QP34567555A
He has asked that you advise estimated shipping costs.
Attached you will find my calculation of the estimated weight without the box: approximately 18 kilos divided across 2 to 3 boxes. I do not yet know the size of the boxes, but I trust that the actual weight and dimensional weight will be similar.
Total Value: €1026.50. (quotation attached).

This is the best estimation I can give at this point without fully processing the order.
Please advise his shipping costs from pickup in Haifa, Israel.
Goods should be available for pickup approximately 2 weeks from receipt of payment.
I believe he wants delivery to Nigeria.
Best regards,

Rosa Ziv
Enter Western Union

This is one of two absolutely key parts of a scam like this, because when you send money through Western Union, you pay in cash and the money is GONE.  There are no refunds.  You can't stop payment on a wire transfer the way you can on a check.

And guess what.  The shipping company only accepts payment through Western Union.  In advance, of course.

The following e-mail from the shipping company is long, so I've bolded the critical part.
From: veryquickrobot1@gmail.com [mailto:veryquickrobot1@gmail.com] On Behalf Of Western Multi Freight LLC
To: rosa@carmelgiftshop.com
Subject: SHIPPING COST, INSURANCE, CUSTOM AND HANDLING CHARGES.

Dear Client,
Thank you for contacting Western Multi Freight LLC(Freight & Container) for your  service. We're a private shipping agent with private affiliate all over the world. We ran into our data base on the location you provided and also rectified the customer id number (QP34567555A) ad later got to discover that we have shipped some Merchandise to De-Crown Store in the past. We are located in United Kingdom but help private customers in pick up like this and have got affiliate all over the globe. So getting your shipment from to your client won't be a problem.
For a shipment moving from Haifa, Israel  to The Nigeria with the total Total weight and dimension you provide, below is the Standard and Express Shipment Air Freight quote.
Customer ID Number (QP34572955A)
Express Shipment (2 to 3 days)  €600.00 EUR
Standard Shipment (3 to 5 days)  €550.00 EUR
The freight costs includes:
Collection from your Yard
Customs clearance
Duties & taxes
Inland transit to The Nigeria
Insurance
Door To Door Delivery
Pick up will be made by our agent in the states from your address after payment is Confirmed. We will need you to provide us with estimate pick up date and time so that we can schedule a date and time for you, before the the goods are ready for picked up as we normally have a lot of shipment request. As soon as we got payment confirmed, we invoice your shipment and scan it to you to print out and paste on the shipment.
As soon as we receive all necessary information from you we will proceed on the pick up at your location, Also we'll like to inform you that we only accept Western Union/Money Gram Money Transfer for now prior to pick up and collection of package which will be paid as soon as the order is ready for pick up. You would have to send us the amount to which the weight of the goods weight via Western Union/Money Gram Money Transfer so that we can do the pick up and settle the necessary tax and custom duties, this price includes insurance and all duties, then we will get back to you with the necessary details. We have greatly reduce the price of your shipment. For further information don't hesitate to contact us.
Looking forward to be of more service to you.
Yours Sincerely,

Jackson Walter.
In other words, as soon as Rosa pays the shipping bill via Western Union, the shipping company will get back to her with details about the order pick-up.  (Note that the shipping company response was sent from yet another free e-mail account.)

Rosa writes the shipper back to make it clear that she will not be paying for the shipping, Robert Jones will:
From: Rosa Ziv [mailto:rosa@carmelgiftshop.com]
To: 'Western Multi Freight LLC'
Subject: RE: SHIPPING COST, INSURANCE, CUSTOM AND HANDLING CHARGES.

Dear Jackson,
Thank you for your speedy reply.
Please note that your customer De-Crown Stores, would be paying for the shipment. I will forward this mail to him and wait for further instructions.
(Please note that I am in Israel, I think you mentioned an agent in the States)
Best regards,

Rosa
Rosa forwards the price quote to Robert Jones, and he writes back with a number of new twists in the transaction.  Again, this is long so I've bolded the important part. 
From: De-Crown Store [mailto:de-crown.stores@hotmail.com]
To: Rosa Ziv
Subject: SHIPPING COST, INSURANCE, CUSTOM AND HANDLING CHARGES.

Hello Rosa,
Thanks for your message. I want you to supplement the original order to fill the 50 unit as Assorted Variety. Thanks for the total quote of my order. The total cost of my order is  okay by me and I'm ready to pay the bills send me an invoice via email and I'll email you my Credit Card for you to charge for the payment of my order. But,i just got a response from my shipping Agent that He cannot receive payment via credit or debit card from me at the moment. I  want you to help me Charge another €600.00 EUR to my shipping agent who is going to  pick up my ordered items from you.
The €600.00 EUR that will be sent to the shipping agent is for the shipping of my order plus other items I ordered from different countries which will be deducted from my credit card. Also, I'm compensating you with the sum of €100.00 EUR for the transfer fee and for surcharge. Please note that I should have given the shipping agency my credit card for him to deduct the shipping funds but He told me that he doesn't have the facilities to  charge or debit credit card at the moment, so that's why I bring my vote of confidence in you and I don't want you to betray  the vote of confidence i put in you, I want you to transfer the funds to him after you have make the charges and the money charged from my credit card is in your account, then you can now make the transfer  to the agent via Western Union/Money Gram. I'll have love to do this my self but there no Western Union/Money Gram here, So the charges you'll make on my credit card will be:
Order Fee (€1,026.50 EUR)
Agent fee with shipping fare  (€600.00 EUR)
Transfer Fee plus Your compensation (€100.00 EUR)
Total:(€1,726.50 EUR)
Note that my credit card will be charged for the amounts above (€1,726.50 EUR). Please do get back to me if you are in the office right now so that I can forward my credit card details to you , then you can charge full amount and transfer the agent shipping funds to Him via Western Union/Money Gram.
Hope you understand?
Thanks for your co-operation & understanding.
Hope to read from you ASAP
Thanks and God Bless you

Robert Jones.
OK.  Now let's recap:
  • Robert tried to pay the shipper with his credit card, but it turns out the shipping company isn't able to accept credit card payments at the moment
  • Therefore, Robert wants to pay Rosa in full for the order and the shipping using his credit card, and he is willing to trust that once "the money charged from my credit card is in your account," Rosa will pay his shipper via Western Union and send the products
  • Robert would love to be able to pay the shipping bill himself via Western Union, "but there no Western Union/Money Gram here"
Now just a minute.  It may be that there are no Western Unions where Robert actually is, but a simple Internet search shows that there are nearly 100 Western Union locations all over Amsterdam, where he claims to be. 

But also note how Robert tries to spin this so it sounds like he's the one taking the risk by paying Rosa upfront with his credit card and trusting that she will follow through on paying his shipping company.

Enter the Fraudulent Credit Card Number

This brings us to the other key part of the scam.

Robert will use a credit card number that's been stolen, obtained by computer database hackers, or "phished," and the charge will be approved.  But that does not mean the money is "in your account."  The charge will be approved only because the rightful credit cardholder does not yet know that a fraudulent charge has been made on his/her card, and the cardholder won't know this until he/she receives the next bill.

In the meantime, a business owner who doesn't realize that this is a scam will go ahead and pay the shipping company -- which is really the scammer -- via wire transfer.  And there is no doubt in my mind that having succeeded once, a scammer like Robert Jones will immediately want to place a second, larger order while the business owner is still under the impression that he's a legitimate customer, and while the credit cardholder is still unaware of the bogus charges.

What many small business owners like me don't fully appreciate is that while consumers have protections against fraudulent charges made on their cards, business owners have very few protections against fraudulent charges they've accepted.  If and when Robert Jones's charge is successfully contested by the rightful cardholder, the business owner will end up with nothing and lose every penny he or she paid for shipping.

Did Rosa Get Scammed?

Rosa did not respond to Robert's last e-mail as promptly as the others, because at this point the nature of the scam was clear to her beyond any shadow of doubt.  Robert, meanwhile, is getting a little anxious because he's right on the verge of scoring a nice chunk of change, so he follows up with another e-mail:
From: De-Crown Store [mailto:de-crown.stores@hotmail.com]
To: Rosa Ziv
Subject: READ AND REPLY SOON.

Hello Rosa,
How are you today? Do you get my last mail detailing on instruction on how to proceed and you get back to me with the order invoice and i can advise with payment and we finalized.
Kindly reply back today and let me know if you get it.
Thanks and God bless you

Robert.
Another reason she did not respond right away is that she was doing some Internet research on Robert Jones and De-Crown Stores, and came across my blog International Shipping Scams Part 2 as well as other sites with information on Robert Jones and his numerous scam operations. When she wrote back, the message was simple and concise:
From:  "Rosa Ziv"
To:  "'De-Crown Store'"
Subject:  RE: READ AND REPLY SOON.

Dear Robert,
Too many suspicious aspects. I'm sorry.
Too many suspicious aspects indeed!  And thank you so much, Rosa. Your willingness to share the details of your experience will be of immeasurable benefit to other business owners targeted by these scammers.

To readers of this blog post: Have you received scam e-mails like this?  Have you had an experience with one of these international shipping scammers that you'd like to share for the benefit of others as Rosa did?  Please do so using the comment box below.  (Comments are moderated and any that include links to commercial or otherwise inappropriate websites will not be published.)



To read my initial post on this subject where I outlined in general terms how these shipping scams work and provided a list of my own rules and observations regarding international shipping inquiries, see International Shipping Scams.

To view additional examples of international shipping scam e-mails, including the one Robert Jones sent to me, see International Shipping Scams: Part 2.

141 comments:

  1. Thank you very much for this as I have been contacted by them and was leery.

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    1. It was pretty exciting here on The Big Island this morning. I probably would have ignored the original contact but it came from one of my distributors.

      Hello,
      Thanks for your reply back with the invoice. I am ready to proceed in buying the products I ordered for but I want you to contact my shipper with the estimated weight and dimension and monetary value of my order as that will arrange pick up of my order when you have my order ready at your location. They will get back to you with a quote, I trust them to deliver to customer on time as they've been doing in the past. Kindly email my freight forwarder on their provided email below and they'll get back to you. You can reach them on TRANSWORLDSHIP@GMAIL.COM, quoting my Customer ID NUMBER QP34567555A. Let me know as soon as you do that and have got a quote from them.
      Thanks and God bless you.

      Briana.

      As you can see, I actually created an account in my system and invoiced these idiots.

      Thanks for the save!

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    2. Thank you! We've been also contacted by them, this helped a lot of wasted time and money! This is really appreciated!

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    3. Heres the newest one:

      Hello,
      How're you today, Hope you're good? My name is Samantha. We're interested in ordering for the below listed items. My

      Husband and I, recently retired and venturing into another business. We're opening a new brick and mortar store, and want to

      start stocking for products.

      We're interested in ordering for below Listed Items, which you'll get back to us with the total quote plus shipping cost.

      Pepermint Liquid Hemp Soap 32oz
      QTY...................10

      Peppermint Hemp Lotion 8oz
      QTY...................10

      Hemp & Honey Plus Body Cream (Vanilla and Matcha Green Tea)
      QTY...................10

      Raw Hemp Bark Fiber
      QTY...................10



      Degummed Hemp Fiber
      1kg
      QTY...................10

      Grade A Degummed Hemp Fiber
      1kg
      QTY...................10

      5mm Hemp Twine / Rope
      QTY...................10

      3 In 1 Hemp Soap 8oz
      Lavender
      QTY...................10



      3 In 1 Hemp Soap 8oz
      Unscented
      QTY...................10


      3 In 1 Hemp Soap 8oz
      Rose mary and mint
      QTY...................10


      ADDRESS FOR EXPIRESS SHIPPING QUOTE::

      Vestdijk 30;
      EINDHOVEN; 5613CA
      NETHERLANDS


      We look forward to a long time business relationship with you, as we continue to grow further and to expand to other parts of

      Europe.

      Await your reply back with the total quote.

      Thanks
      Samantha

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    4. Hello,
      How're you today, Hope you're good? My name is Samantha. We're interested in ordering for the below listed items. My

      Husband and I, recently retired and venturing into another business. We're opening a new brick and mortar store, and want to

      start stocking for products.

      We're interested in ordering for below Listed Items, which you'll get back to us with the total quote plus shipping cost.

      Pepermint Liquid Hemp Soap 32oz
      QTY...................10

      Peppermint Hemp Lotion 8oz
      QTY...................10

      Hemp & Honey Plus Body Cream (Vanilla and Matcha Green Tea)
      QTY...................10

      Raw Hemp Bark Fiber
      QTY...................10



      Degummed Hemp Fiber
      1kg
      QTY...................10

      Grade A Degummed Hemp Fiber
      1kg
      QTY...................10

      5mm Hemp Twine / Rope
      QTY...................10

      3 In 1 Hemp Soap 8oz
      Lavender
      QTY...................10



      3 In 1 Hemp Soap 8oz
      Unscented
      QTY...................10


      3 In 1 Hemp Soap 8oz
      Rose mary and mint
      QTY...................10


      ADDRESS FOR EXPIRESS SHIPPING QUOTE::

      Vestdijk 30;
      EINDHOVEN; 5613CA
      NETHERLANDS


      We look forward to a long time business relationship with you, as we continue to grow further and to expand to other parts of

      Europe.

      Await your reply back with the total quote.

      Thanks
      Samantha

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    5. Here is their newest name:

      Angelina Lori
      mountaintopstore01@gmail.com

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    6. Thank you so much for posting this name and email address...Have just been emailed myself from this address. You have saved me a whole lot of headache, and money!!

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  2. Thank you! I was getting ready to send them an invoice when I decided to do some research and found your blog post. This time the name was "Chris Kett". You saved me a headache... thanks again!

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  3. Thank you for sharing that Rosa. I too have recently been "scammed" by this person calling himself Robert Jones of the De-Crown Store, in Netherlands. I would have lost even more money if I didn't become very suspicious and put all the info together. He even had the gall to pass himself off as a "religious" person. He'll get his due from that end one day. On top of that he even knew I worked for the "police".

    Sue

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  4. I appreciate you making this post about the scammers. I also have been contacted by these people and they are using the same tactics. I am always suspicious of people wanting to have western union payments and I am glad that I am.

    I am ceasing contact with these people immediately!

    Thanks again!

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  5. Thank you im a small bath and body store and Melissa from the Netherlands contacted me she said god bless you too and asked first if I ship international and take credit cards, I thought the huge order seemed to good to be true. You saved me big time, thank you for this blog..

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    1. Same name as well hah same address too. Thanks for posting this!!! Well done.

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  6. Just went through this entire thing, thank God I searched for the shipper and found you guys first!

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  7. Wow! What a tremendous response.
    I am speechless.
    I'm grateful to Edgewater Soaps for taking the time to expand on the story and continuing to help so many people avoid the scam.
    Rosa
    www.carmelgiftshop.com

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  8. We were sent the same line of emails..decided to do a search on the shipper and found this...very grateful.

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  9. I was contacted through my Contact Us form...

    From: Joan
    Email:(jmooreorganicstore@hotmail.com)


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    I want to place an international order from your company to my store in Netherlands. I want to know if you can ship internationally and accept credit card as a form of payment? Hope to read back from you soon. Thank you and God bless you Joan.

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  10. I was contacted by this team also and they are using the name of Joan Wilfred, with the same type of things. I have all my e-mails saved from this. If any one would like to see them please feel free to e-mail me at Rosascandles@gmail.com

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  11. Hi everyone. I have a Little different story. I was approached by these guys too. All the same things as all of you said but this time the scammer didn't order something big at first and he didn't mention anything about international shipping at first. I'm a new business owner and just starting out. I didn't get suspicious at first. So I made the deal. I accepted the funds from him. Then he came back and tried to order double and told me that 13 of his "friends" were going to place an order too. That's when the shipping company came into play and money transfer. So I googled the shipper and found you guys. But I still don't know what to do about the first transaction. Should I get a lawyer, should I tell the cops, should I try to find the real owner of the card? HELP

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    1. Hi, Monique --

      The usual tactic to my knowledge is that they place a modest order first, and then immediately want to place a much larger order if the first one went through successfully.

      However you accepted the payment, you first need to find out what you're responsible for and what, if anything, you can do about having accepted a fraudulent charge. Call your bank ASAP, explain everything that happened in detail, and let them advise you.

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  12. I've had Joan Wilfred contacting me since last week, we got to the stage where she asked me to contact her shipping company and that's when I found this blog. Thank you so much for writing it, I would never have gone ahead with it but I'm glad I can be sure this is a scam and will be even more careful in the future.

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  13. Thank you! I had "Joan Wilfred" contact me. I was, at first, thrilled about expanding my products internationally, but I'm so glad I found this article.

    My company is www.CountryMusicCandles.com. The emails I received were practically identical to the ones in this email.

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  14. Hi here is a string of emails that I receive from these scamers. I am very suspicious by nature so I did my research and found your blog. thank you.

    TOTAL COST OF MY ORDER REQUIRED
    Inbox

    Briana Donovan
    1:29 AM (6 hours ago)

    to me
    Hello,
    Thanks for your reply back. I can't wait to have your lovely products in my store for my customers.
    Below listed is the items I want to order for and will want you to get back to me with total cost and I can provide you my credit card for you to charge and have my order ready and I can carry your product in our new inventory for our numerous customers.

    MY ORDER

    Body Butter
    Size: 8 0z
    Fragr​ance: Mingl​e
    QTY... 20

    Body Scrubs
    Size: 8 0z
    Fragr​ance: Mingl​e
    QTY... 20

    Black Soap
    QTY... 20

    Soap
    Fragr​ance: Pacho​uli B​losso​m
    QTY... 20

    Hair Food
    Fragr​ance: Pacho​uli B​losso​m
    QTY... 20

    MY ADDRESS FOR THE SHIPPING QUOTE ...
    NAME : Sweet Simple Treasure Store
    ADDRESS : Mauritskade 63, #129
    ZIP-CODE : 1092
    CITY : AD
    STATE : Amsterdam
    COUNTRY : Netherlands

    Hope to read back from you with the total cost and we can proceed and finalized my order.
    God bless you.

    Briana

    Date: Fri, 25 Oct 2013 10:58:12 -0700
    Subject: Re: ISSUE CONCERNING MY ORDER BEEN PLACED ONLINE.
    From:
    To: swtsimpletreasurestore@hotmail.com

    Hi what are the items you are interested in and in what quantity. As said previously you can choose any shipping provider you want depending on how quick you want it
    Best regards
    Marianne

    On Oct 23, 2013 12:23 PM, "Briana Donovan" wrote:
    Thanks for your reply back. I'm more than comfortable placing my order thru this Email medium, I want to know if the items i want to order for are available in the quantities needed.I want you to get back to me with the total cost plus adjusting the shipping to know if it is favorable via any of UPS,FEDEX and DHL 2-3 days express shipping before my credit card is charged and you can charge my credit card manually and everything can be sorted out asap.
    I will wait to read back from you and we can proceed further to the payment of my order.
    God bless you
    Thanks

    Briana

    Date: Mon, 21 Oct 2013 21:46:47 -0700
    Subject: Your Inquiries about placing an order on
    From:
    To: swtsimpletreasurestore@hotmail.com;
    Hi,

    Thank you for your email.
    You can place your order online through our website.
    After filling out all the forms, you will be given the choice of several shipping providers.
    Pick one and complete your payment.

    We will do the rest and send you updates about your order.

    BR,
    Omar.

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    1. Sometimes it pays to be suspicious ... and always it pays to do some research. "Briana" is obviously the same scammer as "Robert Jones." The same reference to the store's "numerous customers." The exact same format for listing the products he/she wants to purchase. The same "God bless you" crap ... but I'm glad you found the blog, too. Thanks for your contribution.

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    2. this loser is also trying to scam our company as well. we're just playing along with it lol.

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    3. I just went through this a few days ago. I received an email stating that Naomi Clovis wanted to purchase an order from my store. I was a little suspicious and responded. Then, I thought I better check it out and this is the blog I found! I want everyone to know that it is sad for those who work hard and try to be honest and fair. Makes me feel sick. Yes, I got the God Bless crap too! Did you notice all of the quantities are common ones they use?
      Dave H.

      Hello,How're you?I want to purchase an order from your company to our store here in Belgium.I want to know if you can ship international and also your form of payment?e:g...Credit card.Await your reply back asap. Thank you and God bless you.
      Naomi Clovis Clovis Stores.

      Hello,
      Thanks for your reply back. I can't wait to have your lovely products in our store for my customers. Below listed is the items i want to order for and will want you to get back to me with total cost plus shipping cost and i can make payment to you and have my order ready and i can carry your
      product in our new inventory for our numerous customers.
      MY ORDER.........
      glominerals CAMOUFLAGE OIL FREE
      QTY....20
      Topix Zolidyne Shampoo
      QTY....20
      Topix Benzoyl Peroxide 10% Wash
      QTY....20
      Glycolix Elite Gly-Sal 2-2 Acne Medicated Pads
      QTY....20
      DCL B Prox 10 Wash
      QTY....20
      DCL Neutral Cleansing Bar
      QTY....50
      DCL AHA Revitalizing Cleanser 4
      QTY....20
      glo minerals Body Travel Kit - Anjou Pear
      QTY....20
      MY ADDRESS FOR THE SHIPPING QUOTE.........
      Brialmontlei 48 Antwerp, Belgium 2218
      Hope to read back from you with the total cost and we can proceed and finalized my order.
      God bless you,
      Naomi

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  15. Thanks for creating this post, it was very educational, the stolen card number part was the most eye opening part for me/

    I have a similar situation with a Mariah Piasta of Netherlands.

    She wants over £400 of my stock and I did give her the benefit of the doubt by responding to her email then she gave me her delivery address which after investigation turned out to be the tropical museum of Amsterdam!

    That was enough to show me this was a scam and after hitting Google I found this page which revealed all and the similarities were unbelievable.

    Thanks goodness I never delivered any stock!

    Its scary when you realise what lengths these people will go to!

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  16. I got the same thing - although different person/fake business

    _______________________
    On Monday, October 28, 2013, Mariah Piasta wrote
    Hello,

    I want to place an order from you to our store in The Netherlands. I want to know if you can ship here and accept credit card as a form of payment. Reply back asap
    Thanks
    Mariah Piasta
    _____________________
    Mariah -
    We accept all orders - please order at our online store & follow the checkout process.
    thanks
    _____________________
    On Monday, October 28, 2013, Mariah Piasta wrote:
    Hello,
    Thanks for your reply back. I'm more than comfortable placing my order thru this Email medium, I want to know if the items i want to order for are available in the quantities needed.I want you to get back to me with the total cost plus adjusting the shipping to know if it is favorable via any of UPS,FEDEX and DHL 2-3 days express shipping before my credit card is charged and you can charge my credit card manually and everything can be sorted out asap.
    I will wait to read back from you and we can proceed further to the payment of my order.
    God bless you
    Thanks
    Mariah Piasta
    ________________________
    Mariah
    We ship only thru the US postal service, we do not ship carrier.
    Also, I would need your store information to set up an account
    thanks
    ____________________
    On Monday, November 4, 2013, Mariah Piasta wrote
    Hello,
    Thanks for your reply back. Its a pleasure receiving your reply back. I want to order for the below items for my customer's here, I want you to reply back with the total cost plus shipping quote. We're ready and can't wait to receive these wonderful products if yours here.
    Your utmost reply back with the total quote will be highly appreciated.


    THE ITEMS I'M IN INTERESTED IN ORDERING FOR IS LISTED BELOW :::
    XXXX

    MY ADDRESS FOR THE SHIPPING QUOTE ...
    Mariah Piasta freshchoice4you@gmail.com
    NAME : Fresh Choice 4 You
    ADDRESS : Mauritskade 63, #129
    ZIP-CODE : 1092
    CITY : AD
    STATE : Amsterdam
    COUNTRY : Netherlands

    Hope to read back from you with the total cost and we can proceed and finalized my order.
    God bless you,
    Mariah.

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  17. My Experience with Mariah Piasta

    Via our Contact Us form on our website:

    Name Mariah Piasta
    Email freshchoice4you@gmail.com
    Subject INTERNATIONAL ORDER INQUIRY
    Message Hello, I want to place an order from you to our store in The Netherlands. I want to know if you can ship here and accept credit card as a form of payment. Reply back asap Thanks Mariah Piasta

    Sent from (ip address): 41.190.2.136 ( 41.190.2.136 )
    Date/Time: November 11, 2013 5:50 pm

    ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Hi Mariah,

    Thank you for your interest in our soaps! Unfortunately international shipping out of the United States is pretty expensive.

    The best shipping costs we could quote you are:

    Priority Mail International® Padded Flat Rate Envelope, which holds up to 10 bars: $24
    Priority Mail International® Medium Flat Rate Box, which holds up to 32 bars: $60
    Priority Mail International® Large Flat Rate Box, which holds up to 48 bars: $78

    Best wishes,

    Lauren Tatum
    Mother Earth's Soaps, LLC

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

    Hello,
    I have a freight forwarder that will come for the pick-up from your location, after I have placed the order and make the payment.
    Await your reply back.
    Thanks

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

    Hi Mariah,

    Great! About how many bars total would you be looking to order? We're closing down for the day, but I will email you a wholesale pricelist as soon as I can in the morning.

    Thank you!

    Lauren T.

    ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Hi Mariah,

    I've attached our most recent wholesale price list. You didn't mention how many bars you were looking at getting, but I will apply a 5% discount for any order size above 30 bars.

    When you're ready to order, please just email me. Our website is currently not set up for wholesale orders, nor for international shipping.

    Best wishes,


    Lauren T.

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

    Hello,
    Thanks for your reply back. I can't wait to have your lovely products in my store for my customers.
    Below listed is the items I want to order for and will want you to get back to me with total cost and I can provide you my credit card for you to charge and have my order ready and I can carry your product in our new inventory for our numerous customers.

    MY ORDER

    Lemonade Soya
    QTY... 100

    Milk Honey & Oatmeal
    QTY... 100

    Cinnamon Apple - Autumn
    QTY... 100

    Coconut Shampoo
    QTY... 100

    Vanilla Shampoo
    QTY... 100

    Hot Cocoa - Winter
    QTY... 100


    MY ADDRESS FOR THE SHIPPING QUOTE ...
    ADDRESS : Mauritskade 63, #129
    ZIP-CODE : 1092
    CITY : AD
    STATE : Amsterdam
    COUNTRY : Netherlands

    Hope to read back from you with the total cost and we can proceed and finalized my order.
    God bless you.

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

    Hi Mariah,

    I've attached a price quote for the soaps (with the 5% discount). You mentioned before that you had a freight forwarder, so I'll need the contact information for your preferred freight handler to get you a shipping quote. Since this is your first order with us, we'll also need a scanned copy of both the front and the back of the credit card you'll be using, along with a photo ID. Your card will not be charged until your order is picked up.

    Thank you very much!

    Lauren T.

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

    I just sent this last email, so I'm still waiting for her reply. I will comment again with any further correspondence with her, if any. I'm hoping that requiring a copy of the credit card and her ID will make her bail :)

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    Replies
    1. Her Reply - notice the legitimate-looking email for the shipper, but don't be fooled, it's still a fake!

      Hi,
      Thanks for your reply back with the total quote of my order,I really appreciate you getting back to me.
      We have experienced lots of difficulties when it comes to receiving shipment to our address here in The Netherlands, We're located in a very remote area of the city, which cause us a lot of hindrance in receiving shipment in the past. I want you to contact my shipper which i use every time i purchase order worldwide via the below e-mail address about my order TRANSWORLDSHIP@FASTSERVICE.COM with the weight and dimension inclusive the value for insurance quotingmy customer ID #QP34567555A. They will deliver the shipment to me door to door,their cost will include the custom clearance and handling cost with my order. They will come pick my order up at your location when the shipment is ready. I will need you to obtain a quote and tell them that i want to Insure the package and I will like you to get back to me with overall cost of the items with the details from my shipper.
      Once I have these details, I will get back to you with my credit card details immediately for payment.
      God Bless you (Amen),

      Kind Regards,

      Mariah

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    2. I had the same request for a large quantity of organic skin care products from my company from Mariah in the Netherlands. I felt it was pretty fishy with the prohibitive shipping costs. My dear friend Mary who is quite the detective, found your blog. I am so grateful to you both! Here is the scam email:
      Hello,
      I am sorry for my late in response to your mail. I decided to take a week break so as to rest. Its a pleasure receiving your reply back. I want to order for the below items for my customer's here, I want you to reply back with the total cost plus shipping quote. We're ready and can't wait to receive these wonderful products if yours here.
      Your utmost reply back with the total quote will be highly appreciated.


      THE ITEMS I'M IN INTERESTED IN ORDERING FOR IS LISTED BELOW :::

      CITURS BODY SCRUB
      QTY... 10

      GODDESS BODY BUTTER
      QTY... 10

      Island Sunblock
      QTY... 10

      MANUKA HONEY & ROSE MASK
      QTY... 10

      ESSENTIAL TONER
      QTY... 10


      MY ADDRESS FOR THE SHIPPING QUOTE ...
      NAME : Fresh Choice 4 You
      ADDRESS : Mauritskade 63, #129
      ZIP-CODE : 1092
      CITY : AD
      STATE : Amsterdam
      COUNTRY : Netherlands

      Hope to read back from you with the total cost and we can proceed and finalized my order.

      God bless you,

      Mariah.

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    3. Lauren and Gina thank you both very much for your contributions! The great thing about folks sharing their stories here is that the blog post is continually updated and kept current with whatever fake personal names, business names, e-mail addresses and so on that this scammer is using. I'm sure that's why Gina's friend Mary was able to find it -- and I'm delighted she did!

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  18. Just got a very similar email from a scammer still using the same address in Netherlands. Thanks for the post you do small businesses like mine a great service.

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  19. Thank you. This morning this just happened to me also.
    From Someone named Johnette Majlov - same shipping address and everything. Ordered a huge order from me. Once they tried to talk about their shipping company, I googled and found you. Just as I suspected.

    The email address used was - jmajswtfoundation@hotmail.com

    Thank you Edgewater!!

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    1. Who can we contact & report these people to? Right now as of 1/8/14 Johnette Majlov is trying to order from us. I have not accepted any moneyas I am leery. So HAPPY to find this.

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  20. This is what we received 12/10/2013
    From: Johnette Majlov
    Date: Mon, Dec 9, 2013 at 1:29 PM
    Subject: AWAIT YOUR RESPONSE WITH THE TOTAL COST OF MY ORDER.

    Hello,
    Thanks for your reply back. Its a pleasure receiving your reply back. I want to order for the below items for my customer's here, I want you to reply back with the total cost plus shipping quote. We're ready and can't wait to receive these wonderful products if yours here.
    Your utmost reply back with the total quote will be highly appreciated.

    THE ITEMS I'M IN INTERESTED IN ORDERING FOR IS LISTED BELOW AND ALSO MY ADDRESS FOR THE SHIPPING QUOTE::::

    Cabernet Sauvignon Wine Soap
    QTY... 15

    Delete Cinnamon Swirl 4 oz.
    QTY... 15

    Gift Bag's
    QTY... 15

    Delete Gift Basket's
    QTY... 15

    Delete Gold, Frankincense, and Myrrh Votive Candle and Soap Set
    QTY... 15

    Delete Golden Mint Soap
    QTY... 15

    Delete Holiday At Home Candle 4 oz.
    QTY... 15

    Laundry Soap (Dye Free & Fragrance Free)
    QTY... 15

    Merlot Wine Soap
    QTY... 15

    Spiced Apple Candle 4 oz.
    QTY... 15


    MY ADDRESS FOR THE SHIPPING QUOTE ...

    ADDRESS : Mauritskade 63, #129
    ZIP-CODE : 1092
    CITY : AD
    STATE : Amsterdam
    COUNTRY : Netherlands

    Hope to read back from you with the total cost and we can proceed and finalized my order.

    God bless you,

    Johnette.

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  21. Anyone heard from Naomi Clovis, clovis store, Belgium?

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    1. Yes, I did. Will not fall for these scams!

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    2. Same here.

      Whoever is behind clovisstores@gmail.com (aka Naomi Clovis) used the contact form on my website. Just a normal request for goods to be shipped overseas, even ending with a God bless! What raised the flag is that there is nothing about them online, not a trace.

      Long live the web! It stopped me cold in my tracks... and for good. Sad to even imagine how many struggling small businesses could be hit by The Clovis Scam.

      The lesson here: DUE DILIGENCE IS A MUST!

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    3. Wow!! I was also contacted by the clovis store. I was so excited as a small business to have my products globally,so I decided to google this company to see how established they were. Gladly, I was directed to this site. I WON"T BE TRICKED!!!!

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  22. I received the same emails from "Johnette Majlov"

    I knew it was a scam as soon as I got the old "use my fake shipping company" email and a quick google search for the shipper email address brought me here. Thanks for posting about this.

    I'm going to post a link to this in a couple of the beauty product maker forums I'm on. Hopefully, it will give others the heads-up!

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  23. Thanks much for this post......

    Hello,

    I am using this opportunity to wish you Happy Holiday Season and a prosperous New Year. Its a pleasure receiving your reply back. I want to order for the below items for my customer's here, I want you to reply back with the total cost plus shipping quote. We're ready and can't wait to receive these wonderful products if yours here.
    Your utmost reply back with the total quote will be highly appreciated.


    THE ITEMS I'M IN INTERESTED IN ORDERING FOR IS LISTED BELOW AND ALSO MY ADDRESS FOR THE SHIPPING QUOTE::::

    Shea & Cocoa Butter Body Lotion
    Fragrance : Golden
    Qty... 20

    Shea Butter Body Polish
    Fragrance : Lavender Essential Oil
    Qty... 20

    Shea Butter Body Polish
    Fragrance : Pink Graprefruit Essential Oil
    Qty... 20

    Shea Butter Body Polish
    Fragrance : Ginger Souffle Fragrance Oil
    Qty... 20

    Bug Off! Body Spray 8oz
    Qty... 20

    Bug Off! Body Spray 4oz
    Qty... 20

    Whipped Shea Butter Body Cream 4oz
    Qty... 20




    ..ADDRESS FOR THE SHIPPING QUOTE........

    ADDRESS : Mauritskade 63
    ZIP-CODE : 5631
    CITY : AV
    STATE : Eindhoven
    COUNTRY : Netherlands

    Hope to read back from you with the total cost and we can proceed and finalized my order.
    God bless you,

    Johnette.

    On Mon, Dec 16, 2013 at 6:13 PM, Rustic wrote:
    Johnette,

    I have not shipped to the Netherlands. I believe the shipping would make it
    undesirable for you.

    Eugenia

    -----Original Message-----
    From: Johnette Majlov [mailto:celenatyu@gmail.com]
    Sent: Monday, December 16, 2013 4:57 PM
    To: info@rusticsoaps.com
    Subject: INTERNATIONAL ORDER INQUIRY

    Hello,

    I want to place an order from you to our store in The Netherlands. I want to
    know if you can ship here and accept credit card as a form of payment. Reply
    back asapThanks

    Johnette Majlov

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  24. I have received emails from Johnette Majlov in the Netherlands.I went and researched the name and it is a real person with a company but it is here in the US. Figured it was a scam but wanted to give them a chance, not think bad of everyone. As soon as they said for me to pay I cut communication. Is there anything we can do, pass the information on to the authorities or something?

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  25. Several people have asked whether and how scams/scammers like this can be reported. One option is the FBI's Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3), which can be accessed here:
    http://www.ic3.gov/complaint/default.aspx
    (If this doesn't show up as a link, just copy and paste the URL into your browser's address bar.)
    You can also report scam e-mails by forwarding them to the Federal Trade Commission at spam@uce.gov.

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  26. Thanks SO much for the blog about the scam. I got excited when I got an order, but was suspicious, decided to do a little research and your blog came up. Saved me a lot of trouble and heartache.
    Ali Soap the Earth

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  27. Thank you for the blog!! I am in the midst of this scam as we speak. My customer has already placed one order, credit card processed successfully and $ transferred to his shipping company. 2nd order much larger with freight twices as mich as the order. My question is how do I turn him in??

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  28. How do I turn in a scammer like this? I am in the midst of this right now!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hello, Froglady -- glad you found this!
      For information on how to report scams & scammers, see my comment post from January 10, 2014. If this does not show up as a link, just highlight it, copy it, and paste it into your browser address bar:
      http://edgewatersoaps.blogspot.com/2013/06/international-shipping-scams-part-3-out.html?showComment=1389363226731#c990670807045298534

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  29. We were just approached with this scam too. Thanks for having this blog. It made it much easier for us to check it out.

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  30. I am so grateful I found this post! I also received emails from these people in the exact same format as others describe here. "My" person calls herself Mariah:

    Mariah Michelle simplymarichstoresltd@gmail.com

    .ADDRESS FOR THE SHIPPING QUOTE........

    ADDRESS : Mauritskade 63
    ZIP-CODE : 5631
    CITY : AV
    STATE : Eindhoven
    COUNTRY : Netherlands

    Hope to read back from you with the total cost and we can proceed and finalized my order.
    God bless you,

    Mariah.

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    Replies
    1. Definitely the same scammer(s). Hopes to "read back" from you and of course God blesses you ...

      Delete
  31. Very interesting reading, thank you for sharing your knowledge!

    I am an Etsy seller and I was recently scammed... using Paypal! I am still in shock this is possible!

    After notifying the buyer about shipping, he claimed a 'Unauthorized Credit Card Use' on Paypal.Unfortunately, the package was already delivered to him (Australia) and, because he called his Credit Card Company, not Paypal, it was irrelevant that I had all the necessary documents: proof of shipping, tracking number and even a proof of delivery with his signature!! The Credit Card company demanded his money back and Paypal took the money from me!

    Sadly, I lost my merchandise, I lost the money... there is no place for me to report it!

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    1. Wow! That IS a shocker, but I don't quite understand how this happened. You're saying that after he paid you for the products and shipping through PayPal, he contacted his credit card company to report that the charge was unauthorized and PayPal accepts no responsibility for having processed and approved a payment that could be cancelled at whim? I'm not quite getting how this happened. Please provide more detail!

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    2. Hi--
      A bit late to this party, but here is my .02:
      I can confirm that this is true and the very same thing happened to me. And I am --I think-- in the process of experiencing the same scam again, which is what brought me here.
      Apparently, the key thing to look for is whether or not paypal tells you in the confirmation email that this order is eligible for buyer protection. If they flag it as ineligible (which is done in red ink on the website) then the small business owner is NOT covered, even if you have full proof (as I did) that the item was delivered to the buyer.
      If you don't see this information in your confirmation email from paypal right after the order has been placed, go onto the website and check your orders. It will say there whether or not this particular purchase is covered.

      Really happy to have found you!
      Cheers

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  32. Gosh, I'm totally shocked - I guess so many would say "why" and that I should have been knowledgeable about people like this but like everyone else, I'm in a small business where we value sales via our websites.

    I received an email this morning from "Mariah Michelle" wanting to place an order for her "customers" - I sent through an order sheet and received it back with a large order for 120 x "10" of certain soap varieties, so I sent another reply email asking if they were 10 logs or 10 individual cakes of soap - I'm waiting now for her reply but................ we send our soap to different countries and have had customers purchase then send to their family in the Netherlands, so it didn't concern me at first to get this order but something just didn't seem right. I couldn't find her shop online or the address in the Netherlands, started a search and found this blog - so happy I did - the address in the Netherlands given to me is:
    ADDRESS : Mauritskade 63
    ZIP-CODE : 5631
    CITY : AV
    STATE : Eindhoven
    COUNTRY : Netherlands

    So, I'd love to help somehow to stop this "gang of thieves" from hurting other business owners, so I hope this email helps people like me and others on this blog.

    PS. the email address I received contact from was a gmail.com account - this is the actual address.
    simplymarichstoresltd@gmail.com
    and remember her name......Mariah Michelle!!!!

    This was tricky as well because there is a Marich Confectionery Company (part of the name used in their email address) in the states and they have blog sites also - wonder if they know their name is being use like this????

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  33. I get at least 4 of these a month this is the reply I normally send (if they still attempt the above scam I send a nasty email including a link proving they are scammers. That usually shuts them up)

    Mariah,

    I will need to speak with you directly over the phone concerning large wholesale orders. You may contact me at 651-747-7673 if you wish to continue this conversation past this e-mail.

    Below find my requirements for shipping overseas:

    1) Shipping is charged at cost + duty/tariffs plus a 10% up-charge for handling AND I ONLY USE MY SHIPPER, I WILL NOT USE YOUR SHIPPING AGENT due to fraudulent orders that come from over seas.
    2) I will need to have a copy of your business license and import paper work prior to doing business with you.
    3) I can take a credit card however it must match your name, your business name and I will need a scanned copy of the card as well as matching legal identification as well as proof that this is your credit card as there are many over seas inquiries and purchase attempts that are made using fraudulent credit cards.
    4) ALL ORDERS MUST BE 100% prepaid and must have cleared the bank for overseas orders.

    Sorry for the need to be specific on this but I must protect myself and my business. If you are amenable to these requirements I would be happy to do business with you.

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  34. WOW this is incredible We just got contacted by the, today. How cheesy they even gave us the same customer ID# for the freight company they gave you. see below;

    I would like you to contact him via e-mail at: transatlanticmultifreightllc@fastservice.com about my order with the weight, dimension and the value for insurance quoting my customer ID "#QP34567555A" in your message for a quick recognition of my shipment.

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  35. This Mariah Michelle person also contacted us today. Definitely did a little research before processing with the quotes etc ........My boss & I are very good suspecting potential fraud emails. When I found this website I said BINGO this is a FRAUD for sure.

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  36. Hello I am so happy to read page. thank you very much for your help. I am so grateful to find this information before i procedure with order!
    Mariah Michelle
    To Me
    Today at 1:14 AM
    Hello,
    Thanks for the total quote of my order. The total cost of my order is okay by me and I'm ready to pay the bills send me an invoice via email and I'll email you my Credit Card for you to charge for the payment of my order. But, I just got a response from my shipping Agent that they cannot receive payment via credit or debit card from me at the moment. I want you to help me Charge another $1,590.00 AUD to my shipping agent who is going to pick up my ordered items from you.

    The $1,590.00 AUD that will be sent to the shipping agent is for the shipping of my order plus other items I ordered from different countries which will be deducted from my credit card. Also, I'm compensating you with the sum of $100.00 CAD for the transfer fee and for surcharge. Please note that I should have given the shipping agency my credit card for him to deduct the shipping funds but they told me that they doesn't have the facilities to charge or debit credit card at the moment, so that's why I bring my vote of confidence in you and I don't want you to betray the vote of confidence I put in you, I want you to transfer the funds to them after you have make the charges and the money charged from my credit card is in your account, then you can now make the transfer to the agent via Western Union/Money Gram. I'll have love to do this my self but there no Western Union/Money Gram here, So the charges you'll make on my credit card will be:

    Order Fee ($2,300.00 AUD)
    Agent fee with shipping fare ($1,590.00 AUD)
    Transfer Fee plus Your compensation ($150.00 AUD)
    Total: ($4,040.00 AUD)

    Note that my credit card will be charged for the amounts above ($4,040.00 AUD). Please do get back to me if you are in the office right now so that I can forward my credit card details to you , then you can charge full amount and transfer the agent shipping funds to Him via Western Union/Money Gram.

    Hope you understand?
    Thanks for your co-operation & understanding.
    Hope to read from you ASAP
    Thanks and God Bless you.

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  37. THANK YOU for posting this! Although I spent several hours putting together a shipping quote for the Netherlands, I became suspicious when I saw the name of the shipping company. When I googled it, there was no such name, but googling the email address yielded your blog! Oh, thank you for keeping me from wasting any more precious time...as a small business owner time is at a premium during the summer season.

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  38. We have been contacted recently as well. For us all international orders must use paypal to pay for purchasing. They said that they were fine with that.... then came the increased order quantity then the "use their shipper"... The uppercase subject line is a giveaway for us as well as ending the emails with God bless...

    I googled their store name and asked if they had a website or facebook page... of course they are a new company and don't have any of that... ultimately it was the shipping issue that did it. So I googled: transInlandexpressfreightllc@fastservice.com - which was the email that we were supposed to send the information to. I said we only ship using UPS, FedEx or DHL...

    This was from Amelia Faas - email: evergreenstoreltd@gmail.com - in case anyone googles this information this will show up.

    We finally told them "No thank you. Goodbye" but this was their reply when we asked about the name of their store.

    "Thanks for getting to back with the total quote of my order. The name of my store is EverGreen Store. I would like to proceed with the transaction .My shipper will come for the pick up at your location.

    I would like you to contact them via e-mail at: transInlandexpressfreightllc@fastservice.com about my order with an estimated weight, dimension and the value for insurance quoting my customer ID "*#QP34561988A*" in your message for a quick recognition of my shipment.

    They will deliver the shipment to me door to door, and their cost will include the custom clearance and handling cost in my order. They will
    come and pickup the package at your location when the shipment is ready.

    Lastly, I will need you to obtain a quote and tell them that I want to insure the package. Please do get back to me with overall cost of the items with the details from my shipper. And as soon as I hear back from you, we will proceed with the payment.
    Regards.
    Amelia"

    And then when I asked about the shippers company name and website, they replied:

    "The name of my privater broker is Trans- Inland Express Freight LLC. Their website is under construction.
    They might need more information about my shipment and you'll be in the best position to provide it. Kindly contact my private shipper on the below e-mail address with the details and they'll get back to you with the cost of my shipment and you let me know. I want you to proceed and e-mail my carrier an estimate of the shipping weight and dimension and they'll also get back to you with the cost.
    I want to know the shipping cost prior and everything can go on smoothly.
    If they need anything more they let you know.

    Thanks
    God bless you"

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  39. Yes, the newest name is Amelia Faas e-dress evergreenstoreltd@gmail.com
    I have a smart friend who knew to check with her experienced friend.
    Two sentences into the conversation I know.
    google keywords are:
    Amelia Faas evergreenstoreltd@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  40. Update: I just got a scam post two minutes ago from someone named Lori Cahill (loricahill2@gmail.com) who says she's placing an order from Switzerland. Here's her spiel:


    "Hello,
    I am Lori Cahill,an American ,i own a store in Switzerland, i will like to know if you can ship to Switzerland and accept US issued credit card as payment ? , concerning the shipping,i have a shipper that you will contact regarding shipping , they will pick up the items and deliver directly to my store doorstep without hassle and i will also like to know the types of credit card you accept.Let me know if i am welcome to place an order.

    Thanks
    Lori"

    Please add this to your scammer database.

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  41. I also just received and email from Amelia Faas email address: evergreenstoreltd.gmail.com requesting a large order from our webstore. I let "her" know that I was meeting with my international shipping exec today and will forward a quote to her once I receive it. Her response back was that she will instruct her private shipper to get the shipping quote and her shipper will contact me to schedule a pick-up.
    I want to thank you for posting this information on your site. It is sure to save business owners time and money and from being scammed. Keep up the good work.

    ReplyDelete
  42. Hi,

    I just got the following email

    Hello,

    I will like to order some of your products to be shipped to GERMANY.
    I have a shipper that will handle the delivery aspect of the
    transaction.
    Kindly get back to me regarding my inquiry and if there is any special
    pricing i need to know about. i will be sending you my card details for
    payment. I hope to hear from you as soon as possible.
    Regards.

    Titan stores
    JAMES SMITH

    the email is titanstores@aol.co.uk A quick google told me this

    Domain Name: jaclogistic.net
    Registry Domain ID:
    Registrar WHOIS Server: whois.1und1.info
    Registrar URL: http://1and1.com
    Updated Date: 2014-09-02 00:00:00
    Creation Date: 2014-09-02 00:00:00
    Registrar Registration Expiration Date: 2015-09-02 00:00:00
    Registrar: 1&1 Internet AG
    Registrar IANA ID: 83
    Registrar Abuse Contact Email: abuse@1and1.com
    Registrar Abuse Contact Phone:
    Reseller:
    Domain Status: clientTransferProhibited
    Registry Registrant ID:
    Registrant Name: James Deen
    Registrant Organization: jac
    Registrant Street: 60 Overton Road
    Registrant City: London
    Registrant State/Province:
    Registrant Postal Code: SE2 9SE
    Registrant Country: GB
    Registrant Phone: +44.76472234722
    Registrant Phone Ext:
    Registrant Fax:
    Registrant Fax Ext:
    Registrant Email: titanstores@aol.co.uk

    So I got a different name and also an address in London where this email is registered. The website does not exist. I looked up address and it looks like a sketchy house in east London.

    It looked like a scam to me at first and these blog posts cemented that it's definitely a scam! Thanks!

    ReplyDelete
  43. Hi! This too helped me as well! Thank you for posting & sharing! The person that contacted me was name Olivia McGregor and the shipping company rep was Mark Lawrenson from Rapid & Speed Freight.

    Blessings!

    ReplyDelete
  44. I am really happy I came across this blog and know my husband and I are not the only ones who have been fooled by these people. We run an online store, and had a potential customer from the Netherlands named Mandy wanting items for her store. Of course we thought great, but after a few interactions with her, and her wanting to use some bogus shipping company we realized something was off. Who wants to pay over $740 for shipping? Upon research I found this page and of course the emails were almost identical. Thank you for sharing this, it really helped us out.

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  45. I run a small business and received the identical email as the one above from the "customer in Belgium". As a small company, I do get orders requesting credit card payment on occasion, so that wasn't a red flag initially, but the subsequent $1k order request (in the identical format as the ones referenced above) was enough to make me suspicious. Thanks for the blog!!

    ReplyDelete
  46. Mandy Harrison almost got me for $1100 freight until my vigilant accounting manager found your blog. The email sequence you showed was almost identical to what I received, I too had suspicions of it being a scam because of the use of Western Union. Thanks,

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. First give your accounting manager a little bonus for the $1,100 he or she saved you. ;- )
      Then have him/her contribute any identifying information that the scammer provided so it can be easily found online by anyone else who, like you, is being targeted by these scammers. Identifying information includes the name the scammer used, the name of the fake business, the scammer's email address, the scammer's shipping address, the name of the scammer's shipping company, the name of the contact person at the fake shipping company, the email address for the fake shipping company ... and so on. This blog has been helpful to you and others only because commenters have provided the latest info on details like this. If you've got any new information, please share!

      Delete
  47. Thank you for this information. I have run in to these scammers for a second time. It is strange to me that they want to place a large order without asking for samples (red flag). What I do is to ask for payment in advance. Also, for ligit int'l orders, it is a good idea to allow a couple days to pass before shipping goods.

    Here is part of the thread.
    Hello,
    Thanks for your reply back. Its a pleasure receiving your reply back. I want to order for the below items for my customer's here, I want you to reply back with the total cost plus shipping quote. We're ready and can't wait to receive these wonderful products if yours here.
    Your utmost reply back with the total quote will be highly appreciated.

    ...ADDRESS FOR THE SHIPPING QUOTE........

    Stokstraat 13d,
    6211 GB
    Maastricht,
    The Netherlands.

    Hope to read back from you with the total cost and we can proceed and finalized my order.
    God bless you,
    Andrea.

    ReplyDelete
  48. Got this the other day:

    ADDRESS FOR THE SHIPPING QUOTE........

    Stokstraat 13d,
    6211 GB
    Maastricht,
    The Netherlands.

    Hope to read back from you with the total cost and we can proceed and finalized my order.

    God bless you,

    Andrea Henderson
    shoppe4yu@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  49. I also received an email From Mandy Harrison. I had a suspicious feeling about it so I looked up the address on Google maps and it did not at all look like a retail location so I decided to do a little Google research and here I am. Here is what I was sent from mandystore19821@gmail.com

    Hello,
    Compliment of the season and happy new year...

    I'm interested in place an order from you to our store
    let me know if you can ship here in Belgium and do you accept
    credit card as a form of payment.

    Reply back asap
    Mandy store.

    Thanks

    Second email:
    Thanks for your reply back. Its a pleasure receiving your reply back. I want to order for the below items for my customer's here, I want you to reply back with the total cost plus shipping quote. We're ready and can't wait to receive these wonderful products if yours here.
    Your utmost reply back with the total quote will be highly appreciated.

    (Here I have just removed the itemized list of $1600 worth of handmade leather jewelry and accessories)


    ADDRESS FOR THE SHIPPING QUOTE........
    Rue des Moissonneurs 22 1040 Etterbeek, Belgium

    Hope to read back from you with the total cost and we can proceed and finalized my order.

    God bless you,
    Mandy Harrison.

    Well there it is. I am so glad I found this blog. I would not have been taken for ay money as I was already suspicious but I do appreciate not wasting any more time on this fraud. Thanks so much.
    Lucia
    www.luckydogleather.com

    ReplyDelete
  50. Also heard from Mandy:

    Date: Fri, 20 Feb 2015 14:55:37 +0100
    Subject: THE ITEMS I'M IN INTERESTED IN ORDERING FOR IS LISTED BELOW AND ALSO
    MY ADDRESS FOR THE SHIPPING QUOTE::::
    From: mandy harrison
    To: Andy


    Hello Andy,

    Thanks for your reply back. Its a pleasure receiving your reply back. I want to order for the below items for my customer's here, I want you to reply back with the total cost plus shipping quote. We're ready and can't wait to receive these wonderful products if yours here.
    Your utmost reply back with the total quote will be highly appreciated.


    (Here was a list of 10 different products)

    ADDRESS FOR THE SHIPPING QUOTE........
    Rue des Moissonneurs 22 1040 Etterbeek, Belgium

    Hope to read back from you with the total cost and we can proceed and finalized my order.

    God bless you,
    Mandy Harrison

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks for including the shipping address. A great identifier for folks who are trying to check these scammers out!

      Delete
    2. We just received correspondence from the same shipping address as above but the name was Cindy Megane:

      Thanks for your reply back . Its a pleasure receiving your reply back. I want to order for the below items for my customer's here, I want you to reply back with the total cost plus shipping quote. We're ready and can't wait to receive these wonderful products of yours here.Your utmost reply back with the total quote will be highly appreciated.


      INTERESTED ITEMS LISTED BELOW AND ADDRESS FOR SHIPPING QUOTE:

      Canadian Edition Lavender & Apple Cider Body Wash
      Maison Apothecare
      QTY.............................8

      Canadian Edition Lavender & Apple Cider Body Cream
      Maison Apothecare
      QTY.............................8

      Baby's Gentle Handmade Soap Bar
      Sleepy Owl
      QTY.............................8

      Baby's Gentle Foaming Hand Wash
      Sleepy Owl
      QTY.............................8

      Baby Gift Box
      Sleepy Owl
      QTY.............................8


      Argan & Mint Hand Wash
      Maison Apothecare
      QTY.............................8


      Argan & Mint Body Wash
      Maison Apothecare
      QTY.............................8

      Apple Cider & Green Tea Shampoo
      Maison Apothecare
      QTY.............................8


      Apple Cider & Green Tea Conditioner
      Maison Apothecare
      QTY.............................8

      2 in 1 Foaming Wash
      Sleepy Owl
      QTY.............................8

      ADDRESS FOR THE SHIPPING QUOTE........
      Rue des Moissonneurs 22 1040 Etterbeek, Belgium

      Hope to read back from you with the total cost and we can proceed and finalized my order.
      God bless you,
      Cindy Megane.
      Cindystorellc_Megane@europe.com

      Delete
  51. I received this one today. Classic structure: Hello,

    I will like to order some of your products to be shipped to GERMANY.
    I have a shipper that will handle the delivery aspect of the
    transaction.
    Kindly get back to me regarding my inquiry and if there is any special
    pricing i need to know about. i will be sending you my card details for
    payment. I hope to hear from you as soon as possible.
    Regards.
    TITAN
    JAMES SMITH
    (from an outlook.com address)

    ReplyDelete
  52. They also don't like it when you call them out on their scam and reply in all capitals:

    WHAT DO YOU MEAN DO YOU THINK AM HERE FOR GAME

    I'm so sick of these people who get off on hurting others and ripping people off They belong in jail and I hope they get what they deserve soon!

    There is no where to report these people properly, none that I can find anyway.

    My latest was from the famous "Mandy Harrison" of "Belgium" and as you can see above - whoever he/she really is wasn't happy when I told her they had been reported.

    ReplyDelete
  53. Thank you for posting this. As a small business owner it has saved me a headache. I was so excited that someone overseas was interested in ordering my products...and such a large order. Red flags did pop up but you try to give people the benefit of the doubt. I did my due diligence and did my research. This is the email I received from the "customer" and the "shipping" company.



    From: Olivia Hanesson
    Date: March 4, 2015 at 5:08:48 AM EST

    Subject: ITEMS INTERESTED IN ORDERING, AWAIT YOUR UTMOST REPLY NOW WITH TOTAL QUOTE

    Hello,
    Thanks for your response. I want to order for the following items listed below for my customer's here, I want you to reply back with the total cost plus shipping quote. We're ready and can't wait to receive these wonderful products if yours here.
    Your utmost reply back with the total quote will be highly appreciated.


    ITEMS, WE'RE INTERESTED IN ORDERING IS LISTED BELOW, GET BACK WITH TOTAL QUOTE PLUS SHIPPING:


    ...ADDRESS FOR THE QUOTE........

    Haarlemmerdijk 180C,
    Centrum,
    1013 JJ Amsterdam,
    The Netherlands

    Hope to read back from you with the total cost and we can proceed and finalized my order.
    Have a blissful day,
    Olivia

    The Shipping contact was Mark Lawrenson:

    Hello There,
    Thanks you for contacting Good and Speed Freight & Container Services
    Ltd, and we are very grateful. In regards to your request, we pick up
    anywhere around the globe, we will be glad to give you a quote but the
    following information is needed.
    Pick Up Address:
    Delivery Address:
    Customer's id #
    Quantity And Weight Of The Consignment:
    Monetary Value Of The Consignment :
    Once we get these details, we would have a quote sent to you as soon
    as possible.

    Thanks

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I received the same one a few day ago, but he changed his name to Mark Stephenson from the same bogus ship company. They will not stop. I hope all business owners do a thorough investigation before trusting international.

      Delete
  54. Ah, a new alias that our scammer friend is using. This is great. Thanks very much for helping to keep this up-to-date!

    ReplyDelete
  55. Our scammer friends sure have been working overtime lately! I got three e-mails with fresh aliases all within the past few days.

    Subject: ENQUIRY
    Monday, March 9, 2015 5:11 AM
    From: "David Orengo"
    To: "info@edgewatersoaps.com"

    Dear sir/ma

    I will like to place an order from you to our store here in Belgium,please let me know if you can ship here and if you will accept credit card as a form of payment.

    Reply back asap

    Regards

    David Orengo


    Subject: Order Inquiry
    Tuesday, March 10, 2015 3:19 AM
    From: "Justine Streuvels"
    To: info@edgewatersoaps.com

    Hello,
    I want to place an order from you, to our store here in Belgium.I will like to know if you can ship here and accept credit card as a form of payment.
    Reply back asap

    Thanks,
    Justine Streuvels.
    juststreustores@gmail.com


    Subject: mail order
    Wednesday, March 11, 2015 4:50 AM
    From: "michael akihiko"
    To: info@edgewatersoaps.com

    Dear sales, i want to place an order in your store,and i will like to know if you ship to JAPAN and my method of payment will be credit card. So please let me know if you can assist me with the order ,And please do not forget to include your web page in your replying back to my mail.I will await your prompt response as soon as you receive this mail.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. yes, we also received the same email from 'justine'. thanks for the heads up...much appreciated!!

      paul

      Delete
    2. Name: michael akihiko

      Email Address: michaelakihiko101@gmail.com
      Subject: mail order

      Message: Dear sales, i want to place an order in your store,and i will like to know if you ship to JAPAN and my method of payment will be credit card. So please let me know if you can assist me with the order ,And please do not forget to include your web page in your replying back to my mail.I will await your prompt response as soon as you receive this mail.

      (Sent via mayware)

      Delete
    3. Thanks for including the e-mail address! Each of the e-mail addys were part of what I cut and pasted into my post above, but because they were enclosed in angle brackets (< >), the Blogger software hid them. I'll edit those out next time!

      Delete
  56. same type - I'm not responding



    ​Hello,
    Thanks for your reply back. Its a pleasure receiving your reply back. I want to order for the below items for my customer's here, I want you to reply back with the total cost plus shipping quote. We're ready and can't wait to receive these wonderful products if yours here.
    Your utmost reply back with the total quote will be highly appreciated.


    THE ITEMS I'M IN INTERESTED IN ORDERING FOR IS LISTED BELOW AND ALSO MY ADDRESS FOR THE SHIPPING QUOTE::::


    Manuka Baby Body Butter 120ml
    QTY..................... 12

    Manuka Soothing Face Body Wash 120ml
    QTY..................... 12

    Manuka Astringent 120ml
    QTY..................... 12

    Manuka Skin Nourish Ointment 60ml
    QTY..................... 12

    Honey Oatmeal Soap
    QTY..................... 12

    Lavender Oatmeal Soap
    QTY..................... 12

    Firming Body Lotion 120 ml
    QTY..................... 12

    rosemary mint massage cream
    QTY..................... 12

    Rich Skin Creme 4oz-:lavender
    QTY..................... 12

    organic lavender face & body wash 250 ml
    QTY..................... 12



    ...ADDRESS FOR THE SHIPPING QUOTE........

    Stokstraat 13d,
    6211 GB
    Maastricht,
    The Netherlands.

    Hope to read back from you with the total cost and we can proceed and finalized my order.

    God bless you,

    Andrea.


    ReplyDelete
  57. Just this morning:

    From: Olivia Hanneson (olivesunny@outlook.com)

    Hello,
    I want to place an order from you to our store in The Netherlands.I want to know if you can ship here and accept credit card as a form of payment.
    Reply back asap
    Thanks
    Olivia Hanesson


    Luckily I have had previous work on online retail sales and was a bit curious with what shop may be associated to the above email address given -there was none of course, but since the name Olivia had been used along with The Netherlands, I came upon your post. Thank you!
    I'm so glad I got here before it went any further.
    Hopefully no one else gets scammed by these people! Karma comes faster than they think.

    Eloisa
    http://www.liberitacollective.com

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Yep, Olivia Hanneson just contacted us also. Thanks Guys for the information!

      Rick

      Delete
  58. Here is the email I received, just like all the others.


    Justine Streuvels

    Today at 8:53 AM

    Tome







    Hello,
    Thanks for your reply back . Its a pleasure receiving your reply back. I want to order for the below items for my customer's here, I want you to reply back with the total cost plus shipping quote. We're ready and can't wait to receive these wonderful products of yours here.
    Your utmost reply back with the total quote will be highly appreciated.

    INTERESTED ITEMS LISTED BELOW AND ADDRESS FOR SHIPPING QUOTE:

    HeadBlade Razor / HeadStand Combo
    QTY..........................................5

    BaldNation.com Collection Starter Kit
    QTY..........................................5

    Adventuress - Naturally Liberating Cleanser Swipes
    QTY..........................................5

    Adventuress - Boldly Nourishing Moisturizer Swipes
    QTY..........................................5

    Rx Shave Travel Trio - Razor MD
    QTY..........................................5

    Facial Wipes
    QTY..........................................5

    DomeCare Shave Gel - 4 fl. Oz.
    QTY..........................................2

    BEE BALD® REFRESH Individual Packs - 30 CT
    QTY..........................................10

    BEE BALD® REFRESH Convenience Pack - 30 CT
    QTY..........................................5

    Head Massager - Bald Guyz
    QTY..........................................4

    Bald Head Wipes From Bald Guyz - 16 cnt.
    QTY..........................................20

    YouVee's Swipes - High Performance Sunscreen With Finger Pocket!
    QTY..........................................5

    DomeCare Relief Calming & Hydrating Splash - 4 fl. Oz.
    QTY..........................................4

    HeadBlade Groomster Manicure Set
    QTY..........................................5

    ........ADDRESS FOR THE SHIPPING QUOTE........

    23 LUITHAGEN-HAVEN
    ANTWERPEN, VLAAMS GEWEST 2030
    BELGIUM


    We have experienced lots of difficulties when it comes to receiving shipment to our address here in Belgium, We're located in a very remote area of the city, which cause us a lot of hindrance in receiving shipment in the past. I want you to contact my shipper which i use every time i purchase order worldwide via the below e-mail address about my order SPEEDYFREIGHTAGUI@GMAIL.COM with the weight and dimension inclusive the value for insurance quoting my customer ID #AFG8392042955Z.
    Their cost will include the custom clearance and handling cost with my order.

    I will need you to obtain a quote and get back to me with: (TOTAL COST OF THE ORDER),(COST OF THE SHIPPING VIA SPEEDY FREIGHT & CONTAINER SERVICES LTD. (ORDER + SHIPPING VIA SPEEDY FREIGHT & CONTAINER SERVICES LTD)

    Once I have these details, I will get back to you with my credit card details immediately for payment.
    God Bless you (Amen),

    Thanks,
    Justine Streuvels.



    On Wed, Mar 11, 2015 at 1:05 PM, Mike Costello wrote:






    Hi Justine, just found your email in my spam folder. Sorry for the late response.




    I have never shipped anything to Belgium, but would be willing to try. I should be able to accept credit card. How many and what type of items are you interested in? If you give me a shipping address, I can guess at a weight and find out how much shipping would be.




    If there are any import tariffs, you would have to cover at your end.




    Thanks

    Mike

    mike@baldheadstore.com





    From: Justine Streuvels
    To: info@baldheadstore.com
    Sent: Tuesday, March 10, 2015 4:14 AM
    Subject: Order Inquiry



    Hello,
    I want to place an order from you, to our store here in Belgium.I will like to know if you can ship here and accept credit card as a form of payment.
    Reply back asap

    Thanks,
    Justine Streuvels.
    juststreustores@gmail.com


    ReplyDelete
  59. I just received the same one Mike! One from "Justine" and another from a "Mandy Harrison."


    Hello,

    I'm interested in place an order from you to our store
    let me know if you can ship here in Belgium and do you accept
    credit card as a form of payment.

    Reply back asap
    Mandy store.
    Thanks

    This one is the first message from "Justine" :


    INTERESTED ITEMS LISTED BELOW
    From:
    Justine StreuvelsAdd to Contacts
    Sent:
    Thu, Mar 19, 2015 at 4:07 am
    To:
    customerservice@fiorminerals.com
    Hello,
    Thanks for your reply back . Its a pleasure receiving your reply back. I want to order for the below items for my customer's here, I want you to reply back with the total cost plus shipping quote. We're ready and can't wait to receive these wonderful products of yours here.
    Your utmost reply back with the total quote will be highly appreciated.

    INTERESTED ITEMS LISTED BELOW AND ADDRESS FOR SHIPPING QUOTE:

    FAIRY TALE
    QTY..........................................7

    SUNSET KISS
    QTY..........................................7

    PLAYFUL
    QTY..........................................7

    EVER AFTER
    QTY..........................................7

    BROOKLYN
    QTY..........................................7

    BEACH BUM
    QTY..........................................7

    IGNITE ILLUMINATOR
    QTY..........................................7

    TMC-10 LIGHT
    QTY..........................................7

    TMC-15 MEDIUM
    QTY..........................................7

    HER BALM
    QTY..........................................7

    HIS BALM
    QTY..........................................7

    HIS & HER BALM
    QTY..........................................7

    CENTERFOLD
    QTY..........................................7

    FLIRTY
    QTY..........................................7

    PURPLE HAZE
    QTY..........................................7

    DATE NIGHT
    QTY..........................................7

    SCREAMIN' STRAWBERRY
    QTY..........................................7

    RELAX
    QTY..........................................7


    ........ADDRESS FOR THE SHIPPING QUOTE........

    23 LUITHAGEN-HAVEN
    ANTWERPEN, VLAAMS GEWEST 2030
    BELGIUM


    We have experienced lots of difficulties when it comes to receiving shipment to our address here in Belgium, We're located in a very remote area of the city, which cause us a lot of hindrance in receiving shipment in the past. I want you to contact my shipper which i use every time i purchase order worldwide via the below e-mail address about my order SPEEDYFREIGHTAGUI@GMAIL.COM with the weight and dimension inclusive the value for insurance quoting my customer ID #AFG8392042955Z.
    Their cost will include the custom clearance and handling cost with my order.

    I will need you to obtain a quote and get back to me with: (TOTAL COST OF THE ORDER),(COST OF THE SHIPPING VIA SPEEDY FREIGHT & CONTAINER SERVICES LTD. (ORDER + SHIPPING VIA SPEEDY FREIGHT & CONTAINER SERVICES LTD)

    Once I have these details, I will get back to you with my credit card details immediately for payment.
    God Bless you (Amen),

    Thanks,
    Justine Streuvels.

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  60. We received one of those emails on March 20, 2015.

    From : mandy harrison
    Subject : I'm interested in place an order from you to our store
    Date : Fri, 20 Mar 2015 11:56:07 -0400

    Hello,
    I'm interested in place an order from you to our store
    let me know if you can ship here in Belgium and do you accept
    credit card as a form of payment.

    Reply back asap
    Mandy store.
    Thanks


    We replied asking for more details, and received this email today:

    From : mandy harrison
    Subject : THE ITEMS I'M INTERESTED IN ORDERING FOR IS LISTED BELOW AND ALSO MY ADDRESS FOR THE SHIPPING QUOTE::::
    Date : Mon, 23 Mar 2015 05:57:33 -0400
    Add Label
    Hello,

    Thanks for your reply back. Its a pleasure receiving your reply back. I want to order for the below items for my customer's here, I want you to reply back with the total cost plus shipping quote. We're ready and can't wait to receive these wonderful products if yours here.
    Your utmost reply back with the total quote will be highly appreciated.

    Hair Cleansing and Conditioning Cream- Lavender Fresh
    QTY.....................50

    Hair Cleansing and Conditioning Cream- Lavender Fresh- 2 bottle special
    QTY.....................50


    ADDRESS FOR THE SHIPPING QUOTE........
    Rue des Moissonneurs 22 1040 Etterbeek, Belgium

    Hope to read back from you with the total cost and we can proceed and finalized my order.

    God bless you,
    Mandy Harrison


    I started doing some research on the internet, because I didn't have a good feeling about it and found this blog. Thank you so much for sharing this information!

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  61. I got exactly the same email today from Justine Streuvals (juststreustores@gmail.com). Looks like they're on a mission lately.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. A mission ...well yes, I guess you could call it that. They certainly are relentless in pursuing it!

      Delete
  62. LOVE this postings...
    I came sooo close to falling for it
    make it to the ran the card-
    even had the cash in hand at the Western Union-
    and got the gut feeling

    same from Justine Streuvals....



    We have experienced lots of difficulties when it comes to receiving shipment to our address here in Belgium, We're located in a very remote area of the city, which cause us a lot of hindrance in receiving shipment in the past. I want you to contact my shipper which i use every time i purchase order worldwide via the below e-mail address about my order SPEEDYFREIGHTAGUI@GMAIL.COM with the weight and dimension inclusive the value for insurance quoting my customer ID #AFG8392042955Z.
    Their cost will include the custom clearance and handling cost with my order.

    I will need you to obtain a quote and get back to me with: (TOTAL COST OF THE ORDER),(COST OF THE SHIPPING VIA SPEEDY FREIGHT & CONTAINER SERVICES LTD. (ORDER + SHIPPING VIA SPEEDY FREIGHT & CONTAINER SERVICES LTD)

    Once I have these details, I will get back to you with my credit card details immediately for payment.
    God Bless you (Amen),

    Thanks,
    Justine Streuvels.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I got the same e-mail, Jusine Streuvals. I almost fell for it too. I had the box packed and was just waiting for payment. She did give me her credit card and it went through and said approved. She wanted me to head straight down yesterday and wire the money to her shipper. I told her I would wait until the next day. When I got up I called my bank, money wasn't there. I called the merchant. They said since it was such a large order they needed to get approval first to make sure it was valid. I contacted Justine told her I needed an approval, Justine sent me a couple more e-mails asking me to send that money. I informed her as a business person I would not proceed until I knew this was valid.

      Delete
    2. Update, I am very happy I took the extra precaution. I do believe that Justine is a man. I wasn't about to send money without making sure that I had the money in my account. Gut feeling told me to make sure I checked it out even after the credit card was approved. Anyone who wanted to rush money over western union should be red flagged. This was the response from the shipping and red flag if the shipping company was in the UK, than money should have went there. so here is the e-mail from shipping:
      Anthony Guillaume
      Mar 25 (5 days ago)

      to me
      Dear Client,
      Thanks for your mail, We really appreciate it. We accept Western Union Money Transfer at the moment, You'll to go into a a local agent of Western Union Money Transfer agent any that is closer to you, and make the transfer with cash at hand. When you get to the Western Union Money Transfer Outlet/Office with cash you'll give the clerk the money and fill the transfer form.You'll fill the form as you the sender of the money and the below details as the receiver name. When you're through with the transfer the clerk will return the customer copy of the transfer receipt to you. You will need to scan the transfer receipt and also email the details to us for verification and confirmation.


      And you'll e-mail me the details of the transfer as follows:

      Sender's name:
      Receiver's Name:
      MTCN Number:
      Amount sent:


      Details to make the transfer at the Western Union Money Transfer Outlet:

      NAME: DEWAYNE JAMES OLSON

      ADDRESS: PORTLAND, OR , 97233-4951

      Immediately we confirm the transfer, we'll computer generate the shipping label and attach it to your Email to print out and paste on the packages to be picked up. Our agent will be at your address, the same day for the pick up when the shipment is ready.
      I will be waiting to read back from you with the details of the transfer and immediately we confirmed it, We can proceed to generate the shipping label and attach it to you to print out.

      Looking forward to be of more service to you.

      Thanks.
      Anthony Guillaume.
      It tells me these crooks are in the U.S I contacted the Ic3 right away. Could have been a easy bust but never heard back from them.
      This is also credit card fraud. Justine still tried to get me to wire the money but as soon as I told her it was red flagged, I never heard back. Please just remember if a card is approved for a large amount, don't assume it is a valid transaction and make sure it's verified and in your account before proceeding.

      Delete
  63. Thanks for this blog post I added my "email order" with the same wording from buyer to shipping agent. Very helpful

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  64. Thanks for this blog post. I'm another potential victim.

    Received emails with the same format to my small business from Andrea Henderson in The Netherlands. After putting much time and effort into assembling the order, calculating shipping rates, and several emails back and forth, have now received the email requesting me to contact her shipper at transinlandexpressfreightllc@fastservice.com with customer # QP34561988A to obtain a quote from them.

    This began to sound suspicious, so I Googled the shipper name and found only a lame Facebook page with 2 broken English postings in the past 2 years. I then Googled Andrea Henderson and found this posting. Thanks again!

    Am going to contact Facebook in the hopes the fraudulent shipper's page will be removed.

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  65. Thank you for posting this, I have just been emailing an Andrea Henderson, who is clearly attempting to perpetrate the very same scam. I will drop all contact, and forward whatever information I can to any relevant authorities. Good looking out, and I appreciate the community that is speaking up here.

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  66. I had a scam attempt not long after I opened my Etsy shop. Figuring it was too good to be true and it was.

    Today I received this email. It is almost verbatum to the above::

    From: Mandy Harrison (mandystore19821@gmail.com)

    Hello,
    I'm interested in place an order from you to our store
    let me know if you can ship here in Belgium and do you accept
    credit card as a form of payment.

    Reply back asap
    Mandy store.
    Thanks
    mandystore19821@gmail.com

    I make and sell quilts online. I do ship international and all they have to do is purchase/pay and go thru the normal buying steps and I wouldn't have gotten suspicious. In fact I just shipped a quilt to Canada today and the customer simply purchased and paid without the suspicious email. I'm glad I google searched "mandy store in Belgium".
    Thanks,
    Lisa

    ReplyDelete
  67. Yip, it happened. Olivia Hanneson - Amsterdam

    From: Olivia Hanneson (olivesunny@outlook.com)

    Hello,
    I want to place an order from you to our store in The Netherlands.I want to know if you can ship here and accept credit card as a form of payment.
    Reply back asap
    Thanks
    Olivia Hanesson


    Shipper - From: MARK LAWRENSON (speedgoodfreightllc@gmail.com)
    To: (my email)
    Dear Client,
    Thank you for contacting Speed and good Freight & Container Services Ltd., for your service. We're a private shipping agent with private affiliate all over the world. We ran into our data base on the location you provided and also rectified the customer ID number AA357429522A and later got to discover that we have shipped some Merchandise to Mrs Olivia HANNESON in the past. We are located in United Kingdom, but help private customers in pick up all over the world, and have got affiliate all over the globe. So getting your shipment to your won't be a problem.

    For a shipment moving (address) to The Netherlands with the total Total weight and dimension you provide, below is the Standard and Express Shipment Air Freight quote.

    Customer ID Number ( #AA357429522A)
    Express Shipment (2 to 3 days) $750.00
    Standard Shipment (3 to 5 days) $690.08
    The freight costs includes:
    Collection from your Yard
    Customs clearance
    Duties & taxes
    Inland transit to The Netherlands
    Insurance
    Door To Door Delivery

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Yep got her too. Now I have Hannes Arne emailing me. BEWARE!!

      Delete
  68. I have received the same exact emails as above, mine were from "Jane Williams" at "WJ Stores" and the shipping company was "Move It Freight LLC". They've gotten so sophisticated that they chose the name of an actual shipping company and used "moveitfreightllc@gmail.com".

    SSSCCCCAAAAAMMMMMM! SCAM SCAM SCAM!

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  69. We got the same emails. Ours came from Jacob Egbert and the shipping company is Trans-Inland Express Freight LLC. We were planning to use a one-time credit card authorization form to get the credit card information without actually charging the card. Then we were going to call the issuing company to alert them that the card info was probably stolen. At least we could help out the person they stole the cc number from. But "Jacob" stopped emailing us. I guess he figured out we were trying to hustle him back.

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  70. Just got a very similar email from Rebecca Cottington, shipping address of Rue Defacqz 39,
    Ixelles,
    Brussels 1050,
    Belgium.

    and the shipping company email of SPEEDYFREIGHTAGUI@GMAIL.COM

    Thank you for creating this post and saving small business owners from getting scammed. I hope that by posting this comment that other people can avoid getting scammed by "Rebecca"

    ReplyDelete
  71. I got Jacob Egbert and Ashley Cole with the shipping company transinlandexpressfreightllc@fastservice.com, I have just told them we use our own shipping company for international orders.. I became suspicious of the first one which was ashley cole, then i received this second one! scammers.. Im sure he wont contact me regarding anything else now that i wont use his freight company!

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  72. Just got the one for James Smith at Titan in GERMANY. These are total scams. Never/ever entertain accepting international orders for credit card payment. We only accept wire PERIOD. That will shut them down. These guys are slightly more sophisticated, at least they don't tell you they want to order your products then admit they know nothing about your line because they need you to send a pricelist, etc. LOL. I get one of these every week.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. ... or they tacitly admit that they got your e-mail address from some third party source because they ask you to send them your website address. It's like, wait a minute here. You sent your e-mail to info@edgewatersoaps.com. You don't need a membership in Mensa to figure out that my website address is probably going to be www.edgewatersoaps.com ...
      But that's very likely one of the ways that they qualify their prospects. Folks for whom that, right there, does not raise a red flag are exactly the folks they want to pursue.

      Delete
  73. We have been contacted multiple times by this same scammer.

    This is the 1st email they sent us:



    INTERNATIONAL ORDER INQUIRY

    Hannes Arne reported 8 days ago (Mon, 20 Jul at 9:50 PM) via Email
    Topic: Product Request
    From: Hannes Arne
    Phone: 0000000000
    Email: sweetbodystore@hotmail.com

    Order ID#

    ———————————————————————————

    Hello
    I want to place an order from you to our store in The Netherlands. I want to
    know if you can ship here and accept MASTER OR VISA CREDIT CARD as a form of
    payment. Reply back asap.
    Thanks

    Hannes Arne

    ———————————————————————————

    Office Use Only:
    From: Hannes Arne
    Email: sweetbodystore@hotmail.com
    Login Name: Not logged in
    Login Email: Not logged in
    Telephone: Not logged in
    IP Address: 76.164.217.125 – 76.164.217.125
    Host Address: 76-164-217.unassigned.userdns.com
    Date and Time: Mon Jul 20 2015 21:50:05 EDT



    This is the 2nd email they sent:



    Hannes Arne ( sweetbodystore@hotmail.com ) replied 6 days ago (Wed, 22 Jul at 6:53 PM)

    Hello,
    Thanks for your reply back. Its a pleasure receiving your reply back. I want to order for the below items for my customer's here, I want you to reply back with the total cost plus shipping quote. We're ready and can't wait to receive these wonderful products if yours here.
    Your utmost reply back with the total quote will be highly appreciated.

    Active Sport Balm (2 oz)
    QTY..................... 12

    Ba-Bee Balm (2 oz)
    QTY..................... 12

    Blemish Stick (0.5 oz)
    QTY..................... 12

    Deep Tissue Pain Relief Balm (2 oz)
    QTY..................... 12

    Focus & Study Balm (0.5 oz)
    QTY..................... 12

    Gentle Healing Salve (2 oz)
    QTY..................... 12

    Hurt No More - Spray On Pain Relief (1 Bottle)
    QTY..................... 12

    Outdoors Skin Repair Balm (2 oz)
    QTY..................... 12

    Soap Nuts (Deseeded) - Organic (8 oz)
    QTY..................... 12

    Tamanu Oil - Wild (2 oz)
    QTY..................... 12

    Organic Extra Virgin Coconut Oil (32 oz)
    QTY..................... 12

    Organic Virgin Coconut Oil (16 oz)
    QTY..................... 12

    ...ADDRESS FOR THE SHIPPING QUOTE........

    Noordpoortplein 12,
    4331 RM,
    Middelburg,
    The Netherlands.

    Hope to read back from you with the total cost and we can proceed and finalized my order.

    God bless you,

    Hannes.

    ReplyDelete
  74. This is the 3rd email they sent us. I am including the full email headers incase law enforcement wants to track this scammer down:



    Delivered-To: x
    Received: by 10.76.22.37 with SMTP id a5csp589778oaf;
    Thu, 23 Jul 2015 08:07:16 -0700 (PDT)
    X-Received: by 10.50.141.198 with SMTP id rq6mr10025797igb.29.1437664036619;
    Thu, 23 Jul 2015 08:07:16 -0700 (PDT)
    Return-Path:
    Received: from COL004-OMC2S6.hotmail.com (col004-omc2s6.hotmail.com. [65.55.34.80])
    by mx.google.com with ESMTPS id n10si16622216igv.28.2015.07.23.08.07.16
    for
    (version=TLS1_2 cipher=ECDHE-RSA-AES128-SHA bits=128/128);
    Thu, 23 Jul 2015 08:07:16 -0700 (PDT)
    Received-SPF: pass (google.com: domain of sweetbodystore@hotmail.com designates 65.55.34.80 as permitted sender) client-ip=65.55.34.80;
    Authentication-Results: mx.google.com;
    spf=pass (google.com: domain of sweetbodystore@hotmail.com designates 65.55.34.80 as permitted sender) smtp.mail=sweetbodystore@hotmail.com;
    dmarc=pass (p=NONE dis=NONE) header.from=hotmail.com
    Received: from COL130-W56 ([65.55.34.73]) by COL004-OMC2S6.hotmail.com over TLS secured channel with Microsoft SMTPSVC(7.5.7601.23008);
    Thu, 23 Jul 2015 08:07:15 -0700
    X-TMN: [cqaoygI1VZzc8MpgJQNCIfWgj5kuRjGV]
    X-Originating-Email: [sweetbodystore@hotmail.com]
    Message-ID:
    Return-Path: sweetbodystore@hotmail.com
    Content-Type: multipart/alternative;
    boundary="_8c808e63-1514-460f-be74-e1706c548813_"
    From: Hannes Arne
    To:
    Subject: =?windows-1256?Q?CONTACT_MY?= =?windows-1256?Q?_SHIPPER_T?=
    =?windows-1256?Q?ODAY_AND_G?= =?windows-1256?Q?ET_BACK_TO?=
    =?windows-1256?Q?_ME_WHEN_Y?= =?windows-1256?Q?OU_HAVE_TH?=
    =?windows-1256?Q?E_SHIPPING?= =?windows-1256?Q?_QUOTE_FRO?=
    =?windows-1256?Q?M_THEM.=FE=FE=FE?= =?windows-1256?Q?=FE=FE?=
    Date: Thu, 23 Jul 2015 15:07:15 +0000
    Importance: Normal
    In-Reply-To: <55b0fe117cfd2_2d755d7334198531f0@delayed-jobs-6.mail>
    References:
    ,<55b0fe117cfd2_2d755d7334198531f0@delayed-jobs-6.mail>
    MIME-Version: 1.0
    X-OriginalArrivalTime: 23 Jul 2015 15:07:15.0400 (UTC) FILETIME=[429B9C80:01D0C559]

    --_8c808e63-1514-460f-be74-e1706c548813_
    Content-Type: text/plain; charset="windows-1256"
    Content-Transfer-Encoding: base64

    From: sweetbodystore@hotmail.com
    Subject: CONTACT MY SHIPPER TODAY AND GET BACK TO ME WHEN YOU HAVE THE SHIPPING QUOTE FROM THEM.‏‏‏‏‏
    Date: Thu, 23 Jul 2015 15:07:15 +0000

    Hello,

    Thanks for getting to back with the total quote of the order. I would like to proceed with the transaction. My shipper will come for the pick up at your location.

    I would like you to contact them via e-mail at: transinlandexpressfreightllc@fastservice.com about my order with an estimated weight, dimension and the value for insurance quoting my customer ID "*#QP34561988A*" in your message for a quick recognition of my shipment.

    They will deliver the shipment to me door to door, and their cost will include the custom clearance and handling cost in my order. They will come and pickup the package at your location when the shipment is ready.

    Lastly, I will need you to obtain a quote and tell them that I want to insure the package. Please do get back to me with overall cost of the items with the details from my shipper. And as soon as I hear back from you, we will proceed with the payment.
    Regards.

    Hannes.

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  75. This is the 4th email they sent us. I am including the full email headers incase law enforcement wants to track this scammer down:



    Delivered-To: x
    Received: by 10.76.22.37 with SMTP id a5csp147207oaf;
    Fri, 24 Jul 2015 09:41:59 -0700 (PDT)
    X-Received: by 10.70.96.2 with SMTP id do2mr32798543pdb.67.1437756118673;
    Fri, 24 Jul 2015 09:41:58 -0700 (PDT)
    Return-Path:
    Received: from COL004-OMC2S10.hotmail.com (col004-omc2s10.hotmail.com. [65.55.34.84])
    by mx.google.com with ESMTPS id u3si19028917pds.41.2015.07.24.09.41.58
    for
    (version=TLSv1.2 cipher=ECDHE-RSA-AES128-SHA bits=128/128);
    Fri, 24 Jul 2015 09:41:58 -0700 (PDT)
    Received-SPF: pass (google.com: domain of sweetbodystore@hotmail.com designates 65.55.34.84 as permitted sender) client-ip=65.55.34.84;
    Authentication-Results: mx.google.com;
    spf=pass (google.com: domain of sweetbodystore@hotmail.com designates 65.55.34.84 as permitted sender) smtp.mail=sweetbodystore@hotmail.com;
    dmarc=pass (p=NONE dis=NONE) header.from=hotmail.com
    Received: from COL130-W30 ([65.55.34.72]) by COL004-OMC2S10.hotmail.com over TLS secured channel with Microsoft SMTPSVC(7.5.7601.23008);
    Fri, 24 Jul 2015 09:41:57 -0700
    X-TMN: [+z0JhVs7rqAFTMXDQoY4He3QFUkyyPcr]
    X-Originating-Email: [sweetbodystore@hotmail.com]
    Message-ID:
    Return-Path: sweetbodystore@hotmail.com
    Content-Type: multipart/alternative;
    boundary="_2fba5b25-f4a1-439f-b632-32a76087d352_"
    From: Hannes Arne
    To: Jeff
    Subject: =?windows-1256?Q?RE:_CONTAC?= =?windows-1256?Q?T_MY_SHIPP?=
    =?windows-1256?Q?ER_TODAY_A?= =?windows-1256?Q?ND_GET_BAC?=
    =?windows-1256?Q?K_TO_ME_WH?= =?windows-1256?Q?EN_YOU_HAV?=
    =?windows-1256?Q?E_THE_SHIP?= =?windows-1256?Q?PING_QUOTE?=
    =?windows-1256?Q?_FROM_THEM?= =?windows-1256?B?Lv7+/v7+?=
    Date: Fri, 24 Jul 2015 16:41:57 +0000
    Importance: Normal
    In-Reply-To:
    References:
    ,<55b0fe117cfd2_2d755d7334198531f0@delayed-jobs-6.mail>,
    MIME-Version: 1.0
    X-OriginalArrivalTime: 24 Jul 2015 16:41:57.0779 (UTC) FILETIME=[A7FB9630:01D0C62F]

    --_2fba5b25-f4a1-439f-b632-32a76087d352_
    Content-Type: text/plain; charset="windows-1256"
    Content-Transfer-Encoding: base64

    Hello,
    Top of the day to you,I want to know if you've got the shipping quote from my shipper?
    Kindly get back to me and we can proceed further and finalize my order.
    Await your reply back
    Thanks

    Hannes

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  76. I received a request for 900 bars of soap from Jason Palmer @managerpalmer@gmail.com to be shipped to his wife's store in Australia. His address is in Fort Collins, Colorado. I questioned him and he said that he and his wife purchase soap from different countries and import into Australia and handle all the necessary paperwork without any issues. He also said after I questioned him that a friend had recommended our soap and he had seen it and liked the quality and presentation. I was told that when the shipment was ready he would have his shipper pick up which was not unusual to me as I have clients that do that. So once the order was ready I emailed him. He forwarded a copy of an email he sent to his freight carrier. The freight carrier's email was FMLShipping@email.com. That didn't make sense to me. He called me to tell me that he needed me to send him a new invoice with the shipping amount on it because the freight carrier needed me to pay the shipping and Jason would pay me so I could pay the freight carrier. I told him that I felt very uncomfortable at that point and the transaction now was feeling very much like the scams that come across my desk. He got flustered and told me his brother just came in and he would call me back and hung up. A few minutes later I receive an email from the freight carrier with the the shipping quote of $3500.00. There was no contact information on the shipping quote and in bold was a statement that freight for international orders must be paid by wire transfer from the shipping location. Jason Palmer has made no additional contact and I have unpacked the order. If I knew of somewhere to report this guy I would do so straight away.

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  77. I've been collecting some additional scammer e-mails, and here they are in case anyone's trying to find info about them online.

    Subject: Ordering T-Billy STORE INC
    From: Tony Billy tbillystore@gmail.com
    Date: Sun, Jul 26, 2015 5:16 am
    To: info@edgewatersoaps.com

    Hello Sales,

    Warm greetings from T-Billy STORE INC . I would like to place an order, However i would like to know if you do accept order inquiry from our location and let me know the Credit Card type you do accept (Master Card or Visa Card).

    I will be appreciated if you return to us by email with your latest updated website or attached price sheets of your products.

    Kindest Regards,
    Purchasing Manager,
    Tony Billy
    T-Billy STORE INC
    34 Pelsons Drive,
    Belmopan, Cayo District
    Belize, Central America
    Telephone Number: (501) 227-5277


    Subject: MAIL ORDER
    From: David Kagawa davidkagawa011@gmail.com
    Date: Mon, Jul 06, 2015 3:53 am
    To: info@edgewatersoaps.com

    Dear sales, I want to place an order in your store,and I will like to know if you ship to JAPAN and my method of payment will be credit card. So please let me know if you can assist me with the order ,And please do not forget to include your web page in your replying back to my mail.I will await your prompt response as soon as you received this mail.

    Thanks


    Subject: MAIL ORDER
    From: chun kelvin ckelvin0202@gmail.com
    Date: Tue, Jun 30, 2015 1:47 pm
    To: info@edgewatersoaps.com

    Dear sales, I want to place an order in your store,and I will like to
    know if you ship to JAPAN and my method of payment will be
    credit card. So please let me know if you can assist me with the
    order ,And please do not forget to include your web page in your
    replying back to my mail.I will await your prompt response as
    soon as you received this mail


    Subject: Order
    From: mr John Walker Smith mrjohnwalkersmith2@gmail.com
    Date: Fri, Jun 26, 2015 9:57 am
    To: info@edgewatersoaps.com

    Hello,
    I am contacting your company in request for some soaps.Kindly
    forward the list of Soaps you supply and I will gladly look through
    and select the ones I am looking for to purchase.
    My next question also is; Do you take Credit card over the phone for
    payment of goods? and if yes,is there any extra charges ?.
    I hope to hear back from you quickly.

    Thank You .
    Mr John Walker Smith


    And then there was this one. Kind of weird that it was specific to a travel agency, especially there are so many other options for making flight arrangements these days that most folks have forgotten all about travel agencies. But just in case it helps anyone, here it is.

    Subject: RESERVAT°
    From: access keller jeankeller@jeankeller.onmicrosoft.com
    Date: Fri, Jul 10, 2015 6:22 am
    To: access keller jeankeller@jeankeller.onmicrosoft.com

    Dear Sir , Madam,

    We want to make e-ticket with your travel agency.
    we want that you to make this destinations: PARIS - ABIDJAN - PARIS.
    Do you accept payment by credit card at distance?
    I am waiting your answer

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  78. Thank you so much for writing this!! I just yesterday received an email, almost word for word, from an 'Amanda Skinnear' (with an outlook address.
    Her second email was a request for products, she had gone onto my website to look at products as she listed them by name.
    My first funny feeling is that when asking her to provide her business details so I could send her a wholesale price list, she immediately emailed me with an order and did not provide any details. Just an address in the Netherlands.
    When googling the address, I found this site - thank you!
    The size of her order would make a massive difference to my family, however to not be ripped off and lose out completely is my much preferred outcome.
    Again, so greatful to see this in time!

    Her email:
    Hello,
    Thanks for your response. I want to order for the following items listed below for my customer's here, I want you to reply back with the total cost plus shipping quote. We're ready and can't wait to receive these wonderful products if yours here.
    Your utmost reply back with the total quote will be highly appreciated.


    ITEMS, WE'RE INTERESTED IN ORDERING IS LISTED BELOW, GET BACK WITH TOTAL QUOTE PLUS SHIPPING:



    Organic Skin 120g
    QTY::::.....................24

    Organic Sun 120g
    QTY::::.....................24

    Organic Defence 120g
    QTY::::.....................24

    Organic Jetset 70g
    QTY::::.....................24





    ...ADDRESS FOR THE QUOTE........

    Haarlemmerdijk 180C,
    Centrum,
    1013 JJ Amsterdam,
    The Netherlands

    Hope to read back from you with the total cost and we can proceed and finalized my order.
    Have a blissful day,
    AMANDA

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  79. Date: Fri, 25 Sep 2015 17:30:49 -0700
    Subject: Re: MY ORDER LIST: : : AWAIT YOUR RESPONSE WITH THE TOTAL COST SOONER.‏‏
    From: burn.out.candles1@gmail.com
    To: sweetbodystore@hotmail.com

    Hello Arne,

    Total cost for all items excluding freight is $3004.00 Australian dollars which is equal to $1882.49 euro

    Kind regards

    On Saturday, September 26, 2015, Hannes Arne wrote:
    Hello Alysia,
    Thanks for your reply back. Its a pleasure receiving your reply back. I want to order for the below items for my customer's here, I want you to reply back with the total cost EXCLUSIVE shipping quote. We're ready and can't wait to receive these wonderful products if yours here.
    Your utmost reply back with the total quote will be highly appreciated.

    Cold Water
    Option : 10+ Hour Burn
    QTY..................... 24

    Hunter
    Option : Medium
    QTY..................... 24

    ONE
    Option : Medium
    QTY..................... 24

    Fresh
    Small : Small
    QTY..................... 24

    Reed Diffuser
    QTY..................... 24

    Wax melt
    QTY..................... 24

    Port Power
    QTY..................... 24

    30 Hour burner
    QTY..................... 24

    Nectar
    Option : Medium
    QTY..................... 24

    Sandalwood
    Option : Medium
    QTY..................... 24


    ...ADDRESS FOR THE SHIPPING QUOTE........

    Hoofdstraat 90A,
    8162 AD,
    Epe,
    The Netherlands.

    Hope to read back from you with the total cost and we can proceed and finalized my order.

    God bless you,

    Hannes.

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  80. I too have been in dealing with "HANNES ARNES" and the infamous trans inland freight... I just ended all communication with them, as they were emailing non stop trying to get me to reply back about finalizing the order. I've recorded everything and sending it to the fbi links listed in above comments. I CAN'T THANK YOU ENOUGH FOR POSTING THIS! !!! These people should be ashamed of themselves and can't see how they can look at themselves in the mirror each day knowing what they're trying to do to honest hard working people! AGAIN, THANK YOU!

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  81. They just keep coming up with new aliases all the time ... here's the latest one I received:

    Thursday, October 8, 2015 8:02 PM
    From: "Hiro Kelvin" hhriokelvn67@gmail.com
    To: info@edgewatersoaps.com

    MAIL ORDER

    Dear sales, I want to place an order in your store,and I will like to know if you ship to JAPAN and my method of payment will be credit card. So please let me know if you can assist me with the order ,And please do not forget to include your web page in your replying back to my mail.I will await your prompt response as soon as you received this mail

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    1. Yep, just got that one too! Thanks for posting.

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  82. Samantha Ackerman (samanacker1010@gmail.com)

    Hi,


    Thanks for your reply back with the total quote of my order, I really appreciate you getting back to me. We have experienced lots of difficulties when it comes to receiving shipment to our address here in The Netherlands, We're located in a very remote area of the city, which cause us a lot of hindrance in receiving shipment in the past. I want you to contact my shipper which i use every time i purchase order worldwide via the below e-mail address about my order QUICKSPEEDGOODFREIGHT@MAIL.COM with the weight and dimension inclusive the value for insurance quoting my customer ID #AA357429522A. They will deliver the shipment to me door to door,their cost will include the custom clearance and handling cost with my order. They will come pick my order up at your location when the shipment is ready. I will need you to obtain a quote and tell them that i want to Insure the package and I will like you to get back to me with overall cost of the items with the details from my shipper. Once I have these details, I will get back to you with my credit card details immediately for payment.

    God Bless you (Amen),

    Kind Regards,

    Samantha

    Dear Client,
    Thank you for contacting Quick speed and good Freight & Container Services Ltd., for your service. We're a private shipping agent with private affiliates all over the globe. We ran into our data base, on the location you provided and also rectified the customer ID number AA357429522A and later got to discover that we have shipped some Merchandise to Mrs Samantha Ackerman in the past. We are located in United Kingdom, but help private customers in pick up all over the world. So getting your shipment to your client won't be a problem.
    For a shipment moving Shreveport LA, 71129 to The Netherlands with the total Total weight and dimension you provide, below is the Standard and Express Shipment Air Freight quote.
    Customer ID Number ( #AA357429522A)
    Express Shipment (2 to 3 days) $1350.00
    Standard Shipment (3 to 5 days) $1290.88
    The freight costs includes:
    Collection from your Yard
    Customs clearance
    Duties & taxes
    Inland transit to The Netherlands
    Insurance
    Door To Door Delivery
    Pick Up Address:

    Shreveport LA, 71129

    Pick up will be made by our agent in the states from your address after payment is Confirmed. We will need you to provide us with estimate pick up date and time so that we can schedule a date and time for you, before the the goods are ready for picked up as we normally have a lot of shipment request. As soon as we got payment confirmed, We invoice your shipment and scan it to you to print out and paste on the shipment.
    As soon as we receive all necessary information from you we will proceed on the pick up at your location,Also i will like to inform you that we only accept Money Gram/Western Union Money Transfer for now prior to pick up and collection of package which will be paid as soon as the order is ready for pick up. You would have to send us the amount to which the weight of the goods weight via western union/wire transfer so that we can do the pick up and settle the necessary tax and custom duties,this price includes insurance and all duties, then we will get back to you with the necessary details.We have greatly reduce the price of your shipment. For further information don't hesitate to contact us.
    Looking forward to be of more service to you.

    Regards.

    Mark Stephenson

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  83. I've had Samantha Ackerman fron the Netherlands contacting me last week. We got to the stage where she asked me to contact her shipping company with her customer ID number that's when I found this blog. Thank you so much for your time writing it. I'm happy that now I can be 100% sure this is an ugly scam. I will be very careful in the future.

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  84. This is awesome, thank you. BENJAMIN QUINN from the NETHERLANDS has been contacting me with the identical words used as many above. It wasn't until his exclusive shipping company started asking questions that I had already provided that I dug deeper and found this blog. BENJAMIN QUINN - SCAMMER - You did not get me!!

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  85. Thanks for writing this! I had read about this happening months ago, so I recognized it right away when I got one from Danny Miriam this morning:

    From : Danny miriam
    To :
    Subject : order
    Date : Sat, 19 Dec 2015 07:44:28 -0800
    Hello,
    I want to place an order from you,to our store in the Netherland.I would like to know if you can ship here and accept credit card as a form of payment.
    Reply back asap
    Thanks
    danny miriam

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  86. Here is a new one that i just received ship to Belgium address Brett Satine

    Hello,
    Thanks for your reply back. Its a pleasure receiving your reply back. I want to order for the below items for my customer's here, I want you to reply back with the total cost with the shipping quote. We're ready and can't wait to receive these wonderful products if yours here.Your utmost reply back with the total quote will be highly appreciated.

    THE ITEMS I'M IN INTERESTED IN ORDERING FOR IS LISTED BELOW AND ALSO MY ADDRESS FOR THE SHIPPING QUOTE::::


    small square bowl
    QTY.......................10



    small flared bowl
    QTY.......................10


    small oval bowl
    QTY.......................10


    small round bowl
    QTY.......................10


    large mug
    donut pattern with red
    QTY.......................10


    large mug
    stripe pattern with yellow
    QTY.......................10


    ound rim plate
    donut pattern with green
    QTY.......................10


    round rim plate
    donut pattern with yellow
    QTY.......................10


    round plate
    donut pattern with blue
    QTY.......................10


    large round dinner plate
    donut pattern with green
    QTY.......................10


    extra large square vase
    donut pattern with green
    QTY.......................10


    small bud vase
    donut pattern with green
    QTY.......................10


    extra large square vase
    donut pattern with green
    QTY.......................10



    ...ADDRESS FOR THE SHIPPING QUOTE........
    Avenue du Bourget/Bourgetlaan 49,
    1140 Brussels
    belgium
    Hope to read back from you with the total cost and we can proceed and finalized my order.
    God bless you,
    Brett Satine

    > From: mayware@gmail.com
    > Subject: wholesale form
    > Date: Wed, 3 Feb 2016 07:11:33 -0500
    > To: bsprostore@outlook.com
    >
    > Brett,
    > Please fill out my wholesale form on my website.
    > I can do credit card.
    > Matt
    > www.mayware.com

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  87. HI there and thanks for the informative posts.
    It seems the scammers are doing the rounds.
    I am in South Africa ad have received two mails VERY similar in nature asking for orders. The fact that they do not order directly off the site and had pretty bad spelling was a tip off to me mut in good faith I replied and got as far as sending an invoice for the one on in Spain but I am still waiting to see what the one in Switzerland is going to do with my response

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  88. Yeah... Brett Satine just contacted me 30 minutes ago. Same email address bsprostore@outlook.com. Thank God I decided to do a search of him and his business!!!! Found this site and immediately blocked/spam. Thanks for sharing your story with other businesses.I will be sure to pass this info on to every business owner I know as well.

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  89. I get these emails weekly. Thank you so much for posting the names and the emails. We know immediately now what it's about and just delete them. I wish there was a better way to stop them. The latest was from Natasha Gully.

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  90. I, too, get these things constantly and for years now. Between my husband and myself, we own three small businesses, all with websites. Several yrs ago, I was contacted by one who wanted to book our fishing charter and lodge for 25 "corporate officers" but wanted to me to collect and then pay for their car service that would bring them here. Of course, the car service had some BS issue why he couldnt pay them himself. I just told him "Sorry but I dont collect on behalf of any other businesses" and that I was sorry I couldnt accomodate them. He tried for DAYS to get me to do it anyway. THey are very pushy and seem desperate to get their hands on whatever fee they try to get you to Western Union (and it is ALWAYS Western Union). Do not fall for it nor give in to the intense pressure. Thank you for this blog because those of us honest people who are just trying to run our small businesses have to stick together and share the information on things like this!

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  91. So sad that this is still going on! I was *this* close to closing the deal on this when I found your blog post. I wasted SO much time getting shipping quotes and packing items, but I'm glad I didn't lose a ton of money and merchandise.

    My particular scammer's name was Christa Palmer, and the fake courier service was called Smooth Convey - which has a fairly realistic looking website at www.smoothconvey.com - but it's 100% fake. Thanks so much for helping to keep us small business owners informed!

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    1. I just got scammed from this very person Christa Palmer trying to use Smooth Convey. I tried to do some research on the shipping company but because of their generic name tons of stuff came up that wasn't about them. Today I put the name in quotations and found this blog. I ship overseas pretty much every day but always use USPS so the overseas thing didn't raise a red flag for me. Kicking myself now for not catching on sooner, but I guess it could've been worse. Didn't actually lose merchandise, just the shipping costs.

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    2. We also just received an email the other day from "Christa Palmer" asking if we ship to Istanbul, Turkey. I replied that we do and our international shipping rates can be found on our website. "She" responded with a big list of items for a quote. I got suspicious and Googled the address and finally the name "Christa Palmer" and thank goodness found this blog confirming my suspicions to be correct before we went ahead with anything. We were scammed in the past, so try now to be more vigilant. Here is the info "she" gave in her original email:
      Christa Palmer.
      Covington, VA 24426-6443
      Tel : (760)-609-4655
      christapalmer@outlook.com

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    3. We also almost got scammed by Christa Palmer. :(
      Found this just in time. Smooth Convey site has only been around for 3 months as well.

      I wish there was something we could do in addition to keeping everyone aware of these scams.

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    4. looks like i wont be responding to this!


      Christa Palmer
      Greetings.

      I saw some item on your website which i really loved and i will like to purchase them, Let me know if you ship to Turkey. In regards to payment, do you accept credit card (Master/Visa )?

      I would have listed the items needed but i wanted to be sure you can ship to Turkey.

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

      Hi Christa!

      Absolutely!

      Once you add the items you are interested in to your cart and enter the shipping information, click 'continue to shipping' to select your preferred shipping method. A few options will be available, including tracking and insurance.

      Kindest regards,
      ---------------------------------------------------------------
      Christa Palmer
      Jul 17 (2 days ago)
      Greetings,
      I will like to know the availability and the cost of each selected below.
      ORDER LIST ...
      Tee - Size 3-6M, 6-12M, 12-18M, 2T ..............Qty(4)
      Tee - Size 3-6M, 6-12M, 12-18M, 2T ..............Qty(4)
      Tee - Size 6-12M, ..............Qty(2)
      Tee - Size 3-6M, 12-18M, 2T ..............Qty(3)
      Tee - Size 3-6M, 6-12M, 12-18M, 2T ..............Qty(4)
      Bib..............Qty(4)
      Bib..............Qty(4)
      Bib ..............Qty(4)
      Bib ..............Qty(4)
      Bib ..............Qty(4)
      Clip - Classic..............Qty(6)
      Clip - Double Dot Geo Color Baby Blue & Pink Grey..............Qty(3)
      Bib ..............Qty(3)
      Bandana Bib - .............Qty(3)

      SHIPPING ADDRESS..
      Christa Palmer
      Çelebi Mehmet Cad.
      33/A,
      34515 Esenyurt/
      Istanbul
      Marmara Park

      Kindly send me the total cost of the above and call either UPS or DHL for a shipping quote , but if you can't ship i can arrange for the shipping . Hope to read back from you with the total cost and we can proceed and finalized my order.

      Regards,
      Christa

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  92. I've been going back and forth with Christa Palmer. Was just about to send her a PayPal request and found this blog. The address listed above, her name/email, and Smooth Convey was all in her strategy with me as well. What a shame. Is there anyway to report?

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  93. Got this yesterday and assumed immediately it was a scam.

    Dear sir/ma
    I will like to place an order from you to our store here in Belgium,please let me know if you can ship here and if you will accept credit card as a form of payment.
    Reply back asap.
    Regards
    Karen Dorsey
    Karendorseystore@gmail.com

    Replied that due to the cost of shipping and the value of our items, it wasn't cost effective for customers out of the US. Got this today.

    Hello,
    I have a freight forwarder that will come for the pick-up from your location, after I have placed the order and make the payment.
    Await your reply back.
    Thanks

    Part of me wants to mess with this person... the other part of me, knows I should just drop it. I'd love to somehow turn this around on them.

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  94. I got this email yesterday. and i replied..yea we can ship

    > Name: Christa Palmer
    > Email: christapalmer@outlook.com
    > Phone: 7606094655
    > Body: Greetings.
    >
    > I saw some item on your website which i really loved and i will like to
    > purchase them, Let me know if you ship to Turkey. In regards to payment, do
    > you accept credit card (Master/Visa )?
    >
    > I would have listed the items needed but i wanted to be sure you can ship to
    > Turkey.
    >
    > Sincerely.
    >
    > Christa Palmer.
    > Covington, VA 24426-6443
    > Tel : (760)-609-4655

    So she replied back with a full list of items from our web site that has over 10,000 items listed.
    ----------------------------------------------

    she replied with her order below:

    Greetings,


    I will like to know the availability and the cost of each selected below.


    ORDER LIST ...


    I childproofed the house, but they still keep getting in..............Qty(4)


    Serve the Lord
    SKU#: 72230..............Qty(5)


    Cherish, Dream, Love Candle
    SKU#: 42111..............Qty(5)


    Nurses are the heart of healing Candle
    SKU#: 42111..............Qty(5)


    Teachers open doors to the future
    SKU#: 72232..............Qty(5)


    Hand Beaded Flower Wall Hook
    SKU#: zz1d..............Qty(5)


    Hand Beaded Butterfly Wall Hook
    SKU#: zz1c..............Qty(5)


    The key to happiness is living simply.............Qty(5)
    KU#: 42118


    Because of you, I laugh harder and smile a lot more.............Qty(5)
    SKU#: 42117


    Friends are flowers in the garden of life
    SKU#: 42116 .............Qty(5)


    Cherish, Dream, Love
    SKU#: 42119 .............Qty(5)


    Moms are the people who know us the best & love us the most
    SKU#: 42133 .............Qty(5)


    Friends fill life with happiness
    SKU#: 42132 .............Qty(5)


    Grandma you mean so much to me
    SKU#: 42134 .............Qty(5)


    Daughter - Musical Plaque, Candle Holder, & Magnet Set
    SKU#: 05571.............Qty(5)


    Granddaughter
    Style: Tea Light Holder
    SKU#: 05546.............Qty(5)








    SHIPPING ADDRESS..


    Christa Palmer
    Çelebi Mehmet Cad.
    33/A,
    34515 Esenyurt/
    Istanbul
    Marmara Park


    Kindly send me the total cost of the above and call either UPS or DHL for a shipping quote , but if you can't ship i can arrange for the shipping . Hope to read back from you with the total cost and we can proceed and finalized my order.


    Regards,
    Christa

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    1. Same thing:

      From: Palmer Chante
      Sent: Friday, November 4, 2016 2:05 PM
      Subject: Order

      Greetings.

      I saw some item on your website which i really loved and i will like to purchase them, Let me know if you ship to Turkey. In regards to payment, do you accept credit card (Master/Visa )?

      I would have listed the items needed but i wanted to be sure you can ship to Turkey.

      Sincerely.

      Chante P.
      Covington, VA 24426-6443
      Tel : (772)-410-8731

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  95. Here's another one:

    Name:
    Leonie WallaceEmail:
    leoniestoreltd@hotmail.comBody:
    Hello,
    I want to place an international order from your store to our store in Netherlands.I want to know if you can ship internationally and accept credit card as a form of

    payment?.
    Eagerly await to read back from you and we can proceed.
    Thank you and God bless you.
    Yours.
    Mrs Wallace.

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  96. Hi everyone, thx for all the feedback. I have a business selling baby skincare in Australia and just received this from hedna Ferber: I will be ignoring this!!!

    How are you doing? Am Hedna Ferber.

    I want to place an international order from your company to
    our store in Spain..I want to know if you can ship internationally and
    accept credit card as a form of payment? and we can proceed further.

    Await to read back from you and we can proceed,


    Warming Regard !
    Hedna Ferber.


    hednaferber_spiritbeautyloungellc@hotmail.com



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  97. Hi Everyone,

    I just received this in my order thanks to this running blog and comments I will be totally ignoring! I run a baby skincare business in Australia.

    How are you doing? Am Hedna Ferber.

    I want to place an international order from your company to
    our store in Spain..I want to know if you can ship internationally and
    accept credit card as a form of payment? and we can proceed further.

    Await to read back from you and we can proceed,


    Warming Regard !
    Hedna Ferber.


    hednaferber_spiritbeautyloungellc@hotmail.com

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  98. I just got this person Jane Williams emailing me from wjstores16@gmail today. And was referred by Patricia Janne from JP Stores at jpstores01@gmail I'm glad I'm seeing all of this. I knew a big order was too good to be true! As much as I want it to be real my gut kept telling me no. I sent Patricia an invoice for a total $2000+ with the $880 shipping charge included. I told her I couldn't make my products until the amounts has cleared. But what got me was when I asked the shipping company for a quote .. I just said Reno Nevada and they came back with an address for where my PO Box is located at the UPS store. I never gave them the location I would ship from. So someone is really looking through the websites. Praying on small businesses is messed up. And for such a large order for me I don't even have that on stock and I would have to spend money to order what I need to complete this. This is just crazy.

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  99. I have a little salt company and they tried me too! thank you all for posting your emails. I copied and pasted the text from the email requesting I contact their shipper globalinternationalc@gmail.com. (All those Dr Phil shows paid off! ) and up popped this site. they were representing themselves as being Mary Coker in Poland. mcproshop@live.com

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