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Beware of Shipping Container Scam

Over the last few months, shipping container seller scams have been rife with scammers taking advantage of increasing market prices and the COVID restrictions that has moved many interactions to online only.

ABC Container Hire & Sales is increasingly hearing reports of people making payments and not being able to recover them after exposing the business they have paid as being a scam. Most experiences involve lodging online enquiries, either through Facebook adverts or Google adverts and receiving emails similar to below.

spam alert
spam alert

Note: Use of Gmail email, ABN not matching business name, website a .com and not Australian nor matching the claimed business name. No full address.

Known fraudulent names / business names in use

Scammer business name Scammer agent name Phone ABN used
Inside Cubic Capactity 67 m3 33.2 m3 15.4 m3
container-pty.com container-pty.com container-pty.com 38 122 373 979
www.wtglobe.com www.wtglobe.com www.wtglobe.com NA
customshippingcontainersau.com customshippingcontainersau.com customshippingcontainersau.com NA
Container Pty Ltd /
Containersalesau
Trent Isaac 02 8091 1463 38 122 373 979
Container-discounts.com David Flynn 02 8091 5519
(displayed as 0280 915 519)
38 122 373 979
Container-discounts.com Adam Baker 02 6172 0669 38 122 373 979
Container-discounts.com Ash Peters 02 8007 5320 38 122 373 979
A & L Shipping Containers Paul Henry 08 6102 0588 34 150 597 989
Whitehorse Towing Kevin Riseley 03 9018 5771
07 5641 1931
30 006 114 941
Titan Shipping Containers (not to
be confused with Titan Containers)
titanshippingcontainers.com 04 889 2875 38 122 373 979
Anders Containers anderscontainers.com
Monto Containers montoshippingcontainerau.com

SCAM ALERT

Shipping Container scams rife.

Tips to avoid being scammed

Verify the business you are dealing with

(Copy of Business registration certificate, Liability insurance, bank account proof of ownership, full address, publicly listed phone number, Google location, Facebook, third party sites, Reviews, .com.au website)

Call the publicised landline number

Check for an Australian published contact number. When speaking, do they sound legitimate? Ask questions.

Check email and website addresses

Legitimate businesses will not use a Gmail or Hotmail email. Their email and website will use their business name and .com.au.

Payments

Legitimate business will not accept bitcoin as payment. Consider paying by a method you can challenge/ reverse (check with you bank for advice).

I am not sure if I am dealing with a scammer

Think you may be dealing with a scam shipping container seller business? We’d be happy to provide you some advice, and a real price on a real container. ABC Container Hire & Sales is always here to help!

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