Defense Against Crime

09/07/2014

Warning: Fake Order and Shipping Company Scam

040513_0112_BewareofDel1.jpgAlmost every month for the past few years I get a trolling e-mail from someone who is interested in buying my products. The e-mails start something like this

Attn: Sales Department, My name is Ian Walker with Sid’s Warehouse,I write to inquire about safes. I will be glad if you can send me a quick pricing on you standard safes or send me a link to your available safes to browse through

Kindly advise on the type of credit cards you do accept for payment and also if you do accept pick up orders ?

Kindly call to discuss options or probably send me an email with further questions based on the quote request. A prompt response will be greatly appreciated as I look forward to working with your company on the quote inquiry.

Sincerely, Ian Walker

Sid’s Warehouse 480 Smith Street Suffolk County Farmingdale , NY11735-1105 Ph :631-247-6701

 

You can google Sid’s ware house and it appears to be a real business.

So I responded as such

Hello Ian

Here is a link to all of our Diversion Safe Products.

http://www.peppereyes.com/DiversionSafesProducts

we except all major credit cards and you can order directly from the site.

If you use the coupon code Student42, it will give you an additional 10% discount.

If you have any additional questions please check out our FAQ Page (http://www.peppereyes.com/FAQs)

 

The Next e-mail you will get is where they put bait on the hook. It is almost always a LARGE order to appeal to greed.

Hello ,

Please advise the total cost without shipping for the below

  •  300pcs of SKU PE-BS
  • 300pcs of SKU PE-SWLBSC

Thank you

Since I have seen these types of e-mails before I go ahead and give them the price, but also tell them they can order directly from the Web Site.

 

This is where worm turns

Hello

I would like to proceed with the order.Meanwhile,I have been able to review the total cost of the materials.I would like you to kindly contact the below freight company with the information and get me a freight cost for shipping the materials to my client in Malaysia.Below are the necessary details.

 

INFORMATION

1.Pick up address

2.Delivery address

Libron Homes
Suite 21A-15-1, Faber Imperial Court
Jalan Sultan Ismail
50250 Kuala Lumpur
Malaysia

 

Freight Company Details
Name of Company : RUNNERS LOGISTICS INC
Contact Person : Mr. Bob Marshall
Contact email : runnerslogistics@outlook.com
Contact Phone : 443-478-7877
Kindly email them for a freight cost and get back to me.

Sincerely,​

 

In every instance the ‘client’ want me to contact some bogus shipping company (you can google this) and want me to contact the shipping company to have them calculate a shipping rate or state that the shipping company will come to my business or warehouse to pick up the order.

At this point I politely point them to our companies various policy pages including shipping policy which states that we only use the Big Three for Shipping (USPS, FEDEX, UPS) and do not accept custom shippers. I also told him that we will gladly ship them to him and he was free to ship them to anywhere they pleased.

The conversation always ends there.

I then went to see how common this scam was and it appears these people have lots of time on their hands.

So if you get these types of e-mails there is a very high probability they are scams. If your company doesn’t have policies to address these issues, you should develop them.

 

PepperEyes.com is dedicated to providing you with the best and most affordable self-defense products, and safety products on the market to meet the security needs of you, your family members or your business, by assisting anyone who is unwilling to become a victim of crime. If you want to take personal responsibility for protection, home security, business security, purchase our high quality discount self-defense products and arm yourself with the knowledge about self-defense and security products and information of the best way to stay secure in an ever-increasing violent world. In today’s society, being equipped mentally and physically is no longer an option.

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