Friday, April 9, 2010

Beware of Scammer

Haha, never thought I will receive this method of scamming through email. My first time experience on this.

On 2th of April 2010, I receive an email that goes like this..

The email and name, Samuel Moore moore@gmail.com> wrote:

My name is Samuel,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 website/price lists in your replying back to my
email.I will await your prompt response as soon as you receive this email.
Regards,
Samuel Moore

I actually replied this person without thinking it is a scam, asking what he wanted and stuff..
But the email when I hit reply is sent to this person instead : Samuel Moore
Then he replied me this,

Hello araleling,

Good to read back from you . below are the items I want to order:

Bla Bla Bla.. (I didn't list out the items here)

SHIPPING ADDRESS:

HIROSHI INVESTMENT

7th FLOOR
3-24-21, TAKANAWA,
MINATO-KU, TOKYO,
JAPAN.

Concerning the shipment,the likes of UPS,FEDEX and POST OFFICE always don't take care of the charges down here. Charges like handling, customs duties,tax etc. I have experienced such situation before and I don't want to be the victims of such a thing again. I will be glad if you contact this freight forwarder ACCESS LOGISTICS LTD for shipping quote.

The shipping company will arrange the pick-up of my order from your store,so you don't have any stress to face in shipping processing at all.Here is their email address (
tk.accesslogistics@gmail.com) ,Not that I can't deal with the shipper directly,but they always prefer to deal with the store where they will be doing the pick up in other to reduce the customs duties and other charges.They have a way of preparing their shipment documents whereby the custom duties payment on this goods will be reduced and if I wanted to pay for the custom duties and other charges, at times it is 40% of the whole package amount.

I do trust ACCESS LOGISTICS LTD,if not I wouldn't have recommend them for my shipment.They are very reliable and fast.They will take care of everything including Handling, Customs duties,Tax, Insurance etc.Contact them to obtain a quote and get back to me in the format bellow:


COST OF THE ORDER
COST OF THE SHIPPING FROM ACCESS LOGISTICS LTD
TOTAL COST (ORDER + SHIPPING)

Once I have these details from you, I will get back to you with my credit card information,so you can charge and make the necessary shipping arrangements.
Regards,
Samuel Moore
NOTE:The freight company will need these 5 informations to get you a quote,so provide them with the details bellow:
1)My Customer's ID # : DFL7240176A

2)Delivery Full Address:
HIROSHI INVESTMENT
7th FLOOR
3-24-21, TAKANAWA,
MINATO-KU, TOKYO,
JAPAN.

3)Pick Up Full Address : PROVIDE YOUR ADDRESS

4)Weight Of The Consignment : PROVIDE ORDER WEIGHT

5)Momentary Value Of The Consignment : PROVIDE ORDER TOTAL COST

Then I begin to wonder, got such thing one ah? I googled up the company and found their own email address too. (the url : http://www.accesslogistics.co.uk/contact.htm) So I email the scammer email address along with the real company address with the following message,

Dear person in charge,

Hi, I would like to know if you can arrange a shipping from Malaysia to Japan?

Can you give me the quotation for the Handling fee, Customs Duties, Tax, Insurance and etc. ?

The address to deliver is Tokyo, Japan while the pick up package is from Pulau Pinang, Malaysia.

Thank you.

Regards,
araleling

Then the person reply me quite fast with the following message,

Hello ,
Thank you for contacting ACCESS LOGISTICS LTD for your service.We appreciate your business, .Yes we pick up anywhere around the globe, we do all the paper works.We logged into our data base with the customer Id # DFL7240176A you provided and we discovered that we have shipped some goods to the ID in the past.We located in London,UK but help private customers in pick up like this.So getting this order to your client won't be a problem.For a shipment moving from Malasia to TOKYO, JAPAN with the total weight and dimension you provided,below is the Standard and Express Shipment Air Freight quote.

Customer ID # : DFL7240176A
Express Shipment (3 to 4 days) : $450
Standard Shipment (4 to 7 days): $379

THE FREIGHT COST INCLUDES THE FOLLOWINGS:
Collection from your Store
Customs clearance documents
Customs duties & taxes in Japan
Goods full Insurance
Inland transit to Japan
Door-step delivery to the receiver



SHIPPING ADDRESS:
HIROSHI INVESTMENT
7th FLOOR
3-24-21, TAKANAWA,
MINATO-KU, TOKYO,
JAPAN.


Pick up will be made by our Freight Forwarder in your location after payment has been confirmed in our head office.We will need you to provide us with an estimate pick up date and time so that we can schedule a date and time for you before the goods are ready for picked up as we normally have a lot of shipment request.As soon as we receive all necessary information from you we will proceed on the pick up arrangement.

Our terms of payment,although we had an International Bank Account Number (IBAN) with BARCLAYS BANK,but our management has rule it out of our payment method,because we are encountered delay in our shipping services due to the bank-to-bank funds transfer that normally takes 3-5 days for funds to reflect in our account.So presently, we only welcome Western Union Money Transfer, because We are not set up to receive payment via credit card like stores,so you will be expected to send the shipping fees to our accountant through western union money transfer method.So you would have to send us the amount quoted above,so that we can do the pick-up and settle the necessary tax and custom duties on this shipment,this price includes insurance and all their duties & taxes,then we will get back to you with the necessary details.We have greatly reduced the price of this shipment, because of our existing customer ID # DFL7240176A.

For further information,visit our website bellow or don't hesitate to contact me.We looking forward to be of more service to you and your customer.

Thanks,
Mathew Brown
Customer Care Specialist
Access Logistics Ltd.
Leyton Business Centre
Eltoe Road,Leyton
London E10 7BT
United Kingdom
Tel: +447-024-085594


I was like, wah, I did not tell you the ID also, you some more can know one? I only ask about Japan and Malaysia only. LOL, not so intelligent scammer -_-'''

Before this I got tell my friends also, my friend helped me googled up, playing detective, hehehe. And yeah, this is really a scammer, she managed to find another one with the same Japan address. Lol. So I reply back the scammer with this,

Hi, I have contacted the person. But to my dismay, he said due to some policy, they cannot work out a shipping here. So, I will go with my own shipping method. If you agree please get back to me.

Thank you ;)

Regards,
araleling

Kekekeke, I think the scammer also will be wondering did I said that? Lol. After that the real company person email me,

Hi Araleling,

Thanks for your email.

Please do not carry out any business transactions with this customer as they are committing acts of fraud. They are using our company name and address to do this. These people have already tried to target companies in America, New Zealand and Australia.

I stress that Access Logistics (UK) Ltd is a company based only in London and has an office in Mauritius, and no where else. We do not have anyone called Richard Benson, Matthew Benson, Dixon Mark, Joe Bentley, Jessica Harold or anyone with customer reference DFL8941176A/ DFL7240176A (or anything similar) in our company as we are a family business. We do not accept or make any payments via Western Union.

I have already contacted the British Police and filed a report, and I urge you to do the same where you are.

Should the fraudster(s) contact you again please copy me on any emails.

Thanks and kind regards,

Nasseem


Wah, this scammer group actually scam many people already @_@''
Now coming to Malaysia already? -_-'''

6 comments:

Kelvin said...

Wah, new scams. Mine is still the transferring money but must pay the fees scam lol~

Btw, is my comment system not working?

dreamy summer said...

XD I'm Summer Holmes... ;P

araleling said...

Hahahahaha :D

KwOnG FeI said...

wa... lucky u did not get trap

Lisa said...

I have also just receive an email like the above and thought it to good to be true so I googled them and found this.... So thankyou for posting this

Sean said...

I too recieved such an email and i thank you for the post.

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