Date: 2 / 10 / 2009
One of our customers of our customs agency service was just cheated by a fake set of shipping document.
Company C. (the buyer) signed a contract with PT. Indochem Petro Chemicals in Jakarta (the seller) to buy 3 container of cargo, delivery term CFR Haiphong port, payment through L/C at sight. As per contract, company C. already TT 30% value of contract to the seller before the on board date which is said to be 10 Sep 2009. After that, the seller submitted clean set of shipping document (including Bill of Lading, Certificate of Origin…). The opening bank check document all conform with L/C conditions so they release money to the seller.
Today the cargo still not arrive Haiphong port while normal transit time from Jakarta to Haiphong is about 15 days only. The buyer start to check all details and discovered both seller PT. Indochem Petro Chemicals and their forwarder Trans Asia Logistics never exist. The container numbers stated in the Bill of Lading are either fake or belonged to other shipments.
The buyer lost USD 44,625 USD in this case.
Dear valuable customer, please be more watchful with this kind of cheating. We are willing to consult how to use logistics companies’ service to control your shipment and avoid being cheated. Please contact us at:
- HCM office : Tel : (08) 3826 7312 Fax: (08) 3826 7313
- Ha Noi Office : Tel : (04) 3514 7029 Fax: (04) 3014 7030
- Da Nang Office : Tel : (511) 3633 968 Fax: ( 511) 3613 009
- Qui Nhon Office : Tel/ Fax : (56)-813542