I have a small retail/ wholesale business and we have an online shop for our customer's to order coffee. I received an email today from my website and it sounded to good to be true, so I checked it out. TOTAL SCAM. Grrrr. PLEASE BEWARE! Apparently, this person is ordering from many different coffee suppliers (syrups, bean, etc.) and using stolen credit cards to pay.

HERE'S A LINK TO THE INFO ABOUT THIS PERSON/ COMPANY

Here is their info, in case you are contacted by them:
Name: Tanaka Kechu
Address: Aldino Star 51 UBI Avenue 1 #01-27
Paya Ubi Industrial Park
Singapore, SG 408933
Phone: 6567445711
Email: green_corp@techemail.com

Has anyone else had any experience dealing with this type of thing? GRRRR MAKES ME SO MAD!

Thanks,
Denise

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Wow! This guy actually tried to order on our site too!!
We were just lucky because we only sell in the U.S.

Can't be careful enough these days...

Eyal /ROASTe
Yeah, unfortunately I don't trust anything I get via e-mail or website from that neck of the woods.
We've gotten several emails like this ordering coffee equipment. Ignored them. Surprised to see it be this widespread. I guess it makes sense though. Will pass this info along. Thanks.
Sounds like these guys are busy! You would think that they would use a different name or different email address. I wonder if I should report this to the Better Business Bureau. Does that work if the company is based out of Singapore?
Cabo Coffee said:
Sounds like these guys are busy! You would think that they would use a different name or different email address. I wonder if I should report this to the Better Business Bureau. Does that work if the company is based out of Singapore?

Probably not. You could try, I suppose. Maybe the FBI as well? Don't they have an internet fraud division?
I had this happen a few times and almost fell for it. Got a real big order from some one in Somali. Claimed to be missionaries. Order several hundred pounds of coffee. Then asked me to buy them some cell phones. Said he could not buy them there. Said he would give me a 100 extra per phone. Sent payment by cashier check from a Miami bank. It all sounded to good to be true. Don't trust your bank they will deposit the funds into your account but when it fails to clear there gone. I called the bank the check was written on. Never heard of the people. Started getting calls demanding to know when there coffee was coming. They called for weeks. I never told them I checked with the bank. I final told them the check did not clear and they stopped calling. Never accept credit cards, checks or cashiers check until you have verified identity out side the USA. If for a big order ask for a wire transfer in to a empty bank account. I have been told if you give them you account # they can with draw funds.
Wow. Thanks for the info. I'm hoping that this is helpful to more people here than just me. Oh, and as far as having funds transferred to an empty bank account... no problem. I'll just use our current business account! This has been a rough year!!!

Patrick Bock said:
I had this happen a few times and almost fell for it. Got a real big order from some one in Somali. Claimed to be missionaries. Order several hundred pounds of coffee. Then asked me to buy them some cell phones. Said he could not buy them there. Said he would give me a 100 extra per phone. Sent payment by cashier check from a Miami bank. It all sounded to good to be true. Don't trust your bank they will deposit the funds into your account but when it fails to clear there gone. I called the bank the check was written on. Never heard of the people. Started getting calls demanding to know when there coffee was coming. They called for weeks. I never told them I checked with the bank. I final told them the check did not clear and they stopped calling. Never accept credit cards, checks or cashiers check until you have verified identity out side the USA. If for a big order ask for a wire transfer in to a empty bank account. I have been told if you give them you account # they can with draw funds.

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