This website has been reported as fraudulent. This website is classified as fraudulent for one of the following reasons:
- Price Scam – Advertising cheap unrealistic pricing compared to industry pricing.
- Fraudulent Domain – The domain impersonated another company either by:
- Company Name
- Company Address
- Contact Persons
- Similar Domain Name
- Public Reported – Public Person / Company has dealt with this company and never received the goods ordered.
- Domain Spoofing – Domain spoofing is the practice of disguising a website as another.
- Domain Hijacking – Domain hijacking refers to the wrongful taking of control of a domain name from the rightful name holder
What can you do if you already transacted with this company
- Immediately call your bank to report the transaction made. In some cases depending on the time frame, your bank can reverse the funds.
- Report and open a Police Case and get a case number. Also provide this case number to the bank.
- Keep all records of the transaction, phone calls and messages, invoices, emails etc. This evidence might be requested from the Police or Banking Institution in order to act on.
- Report the website to Container Fraud Prevention with the supporting documents in order to list the site and help others not to fall victim to the same scam.
How do I know if a website is Fraudulent?
It goes without saying, if it sound too good to be true, it probably is.
- Make use of the CFP Pricing Guide to give you a good indication of market related prices. This is usually in the range of 10-15% of the current industry rates and will vary from supplier to supplier.
- Search the domain name in Google. This will give you all the results for a certain domain. If the domain has been spoofed / replicated you will see the results from both companies.
- Address Search. Scammers usually impersonate other companies and in order to make them look legitimate they will use addresses from known suppliers. When looking up addresses on Google Maps it may look like a “Real” business especially from a “Street View”. Don’t fall for this! If you are going to part with your money, it is wise to drive to the company in question to see their premises and operation. Take the quotes received with you to verify that all is in order including:
- Banking Details
- Sales Representative
- Company credentials. Even Criminals have it! Documents, CICP Registrations, VAT Numbers and Company Letter of Good Standing can all be faked. You may conduct an online CICP or VAT Registration check but we can confirm that some scammers have legally registered credentials. This is not a given that if it’s registered it’s legitimate.