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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 nameScammer agent namePhoneABN used
Inside Cubic Capactity 67 m333.2 m315.4 m3
container-pty.comcontainer-pty.comcontainer-pty.com38 122 373 979
www.wtglobe.comwww.wtglobe.comwww.wtglobe.comNA
customshippingcontainersau.comcustomshippingcontainersau.comcustomshippingcontainersau.comNA
Container Pty Ltd /
Containersalesau
Trent Isaac02 8091 146338 122 373 979
Container-discounts.comDavid Flynn02 8091 5519
(displayed as 0280 915 519)
38 122 373 979
Container-discounts.comAdam Baker02 6172 066938 122 373 979
Container-discounts.comAsh Peters02 8007 532038 122 373 979
A & L Shipping ContainersPaul Henry08 6102 058834 150 597 989
Whitehorse TowingKevin Riseley03 9018 5771
07 5641 1931
30 006 114 941
Titan Shipping Containers (not to
be confused with Titan Containers)
titanshippingcontainers.com04 889 287538 122 373 979
Anders Containersanderscontainers.com
Monto Containersmontoshippingcontainerau.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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