Victim Location 70301
Total money lost $25,000
Type of a scam Other
Originally contacted us by phone. Inquired about purchasing liquid laundry detergent, Bounce sheets and Downy Fabric Softener. Supplied us with a list of references and a package of order shipment requirements. Was instructed to contact references and Bank by fax only. We received responds on references that appeared to check out. We approved purchasing with us because all the references checked out. We started to receive orders by email and was instructed that they were going to arrange a freight line to pick up order(s) from us to get to its finial destination. We received a called about the shipment and that the freight line was arranged and when they were expected to arrive. About 2 weeks after the first order was processed and shipped we received another order. We processed it in the same manner as the first. After 30 days we did not receive payment for the first order we contacted them by email and was told payment was being processed. Was given a date and check number. The invoices were mailed to the address that was given to us in the original package and was returned in the mail. Contacted them by phone had to leave a voice mail. Call was returned to us and was told that they were having problems with the mail carrier that the mail was being delivered to the office next door. Was told they were going to take care of the invoice to email it to them. Contacted them for a 2nd time about payment. In the mean time while waiting for payment we received a third order which we did not process because we got notification from our supplier that this was a possible scam going on. At this point they stopped communicating with us.
made several purchases from us and used us a third party shipper/supplier