This scam is still being run by "Andrew Rudd, A&J And Sons, Australia, email [email protected] ". Lengthy emails about placing an order and shipping to Australia, all the same text as above. I wasted a lot of time figuring shipping costs to Australia. Then "Mr. Rudd" wants to ship through his shipping agent, "Thomas Leatham, Cargo Solutions Ltd., email [email protected] ", who accepts only Moneygrams or wire transfers at this time. The idea is Rudd places the order and pays by credit card, including shipping, you are supposed to pay the shipper by Moneygram from that. All the names and companies are bogus.
I have came across this same scam yesterday with the same address and details (see below).
>>> my name is lao i will like to purchase some of your product to one
>>> my new store in japan i will like to inform you that the method
>>> of my payment is credit card if this is accepted by you please kindly
>>> get back to me with your website address so as for me to choose the
>>> item needed by me
[email protected]<mailto:[email protected]
> 6-9-10 Ginza
> Chuo-Ku 104-0061 Tokyo japan
> Also, I experience difficulties when it comes to getting orders to
> my address here in japan it would be best if you contact the shipper
> which i used in the past ([email protected] you can also notify
> them with my customer id# TW36HFJ76T.
> I will need you to obtain a quote and get back to me with:COST OF THE
> ORDER COST OF THE SHIPPING VIA [email protected] TOTAL COST
> (ORDER +
> Once i have these details, i will get back to you with my credit
> card details immediately. so you can charge and make the necessary
> shipping arrangements.
> Kind Regards
I Just want to thank the people on this forum who took the time to post their concerns and findings as it has stopped me from continuing with this person and potentially costing me more time and money.
They are very persistent, I wasn't interested in selling to him so I even upped my prices to deter him then got even more suspicious when he placed a $3000+ order without even wanting a sample of my product. I'm so glad I went with my gut feeling and looked up the address he gave me (which lead me to this site). After this I just emailed him back saying that I could not continue with his order until he gives me the name and number of his shipper. I haven't heard back from him.