American Industries Inc. / Moroccan Oil / Selling counterfeit
Our company is in the business of trading all kinds of goods in HK.
We were looking for Moroccan Oil which is famous hair treatment for women.
We happened to be in contact with this Chris Jones from American Industries Inc., through emails.
However knowing that this Moroccan Oil is strictly controlled by the manufacturer, we suspected a little, but this Chris Jones said that the goods must be shipped through his appointed logistics company, www.wtdc.com, in Miami to make sure that the goods do not come back to USA.
And also he asked us to send the money to this WTDC in Miami. And the guy named, Rigo Acosta, [protected]@wtdc.com, also charged us disbursement fee.
He said he has to charge us this fee to avoid being suspected from IRS for money laundering. All of these facts made us believe that the goods were genuine.
However our customer's customer sent one bottle of this Moroccan Oil to the lab and found out that the goods we sold to our customer in Australia were counterfeit. Our customer immediately stopped selling them in the market and paid the penalty to Moroccan Oil in Australia and sent the rest of the goods to Moroccan Oil in Australia.
Now we are paying back the money to our customer in Australia in installment as the amount is too big for us to pay back at once.
We have all the emails and invoices from these crooks and copy of wire transfer to this WTDC. Furthermore this guy, Rigo, said to us that he has been doing the business with Chris over a year. So I think there must be more victims.
Is there anyway we get some or all refund or put these people in jail?
The website of this crook is http://www.americanindustries.us. And the logistics company's website is www.wtdc.com.
I already made a complaints to www.ic3.gov.
We have paid to this crook about USD300, 000.