Tradeco International & Corporate Gsm & Evan Taylor & Michael Carrington & Emilio Da / Blackberry Phone Scam - Worked on all of us
Tradeco International in Miami went around saying that they had a contract for 1000 phones per month with a company getting Blackberrys from the HK Factory in China, overflow of Verizon and AT&T product, even in their boxes and with their info. They were unlocking them, and sending them to Miami, where Tradeco International leased an office from my company, I.T.SuperStore, LLC. After watching at least three instances, where 100 plus new phones arrived to the warehouse, and were sold by Tradeco and Emilio Dacaret, my doubts were overturned, and I did believe the NEW blackberry phones were coming from legitimate sources, especially after showing 2 of the units to a vendor of mine in Miami that sells phones only. They confirmed that the phones were real, and so did many other customers of Emilios.
After he arrived back from HK's electronics show in April of 2009, he immediately offered me new blackberrys from NY, from his customer Corporate GSM Evan Taylor and Michael Carrington.
Months ago Emilio Dacaret explained that he had to sign a contract for 1000 phones per month in order to sell at these good prices.
The prices were good, but not spectacular, and on some models, as my customer told me, the prices were higher than he was buying for overseas or elsewhere.
So 3 months later, with Emilio arriving and a new price list, showing the Blackberry Bold 9000 phones Brand New in AT&T boxes Unlocked for $380 each. Emilio was especially thrilled because he told everyone at the office that day that he sold 700 units to a company in Hong Kong. So when we offered to finally try 100 pieces, only after our customer committed to 100pcs, we actually decided to purchase 30pcs ourselves.
We tried numerous times to convince Emilio Dacaret's vendor to take our credit card, or ship C.O.D., or take cash wire through an attorney's escrow account. But everytime, Emilio said they cannot do it. And they got scammed on credit cards last year so they won't do it.
We purchased 30 phones for $11, 000 via our Mastercard, by paying the amount to our customer's merchant account, and our customer in turn, wired the entire amount for 130 phones.
It has been 30 days since the wire, and there has been ZERO new information, and everyone has disappeared. This is a scam, which has cost our customer and ourselves $51740.00 USD.
They sent 3 or 4 orders of 100pcs or more, and the prices are better than anyone else, so we think they just lost a little money on each of the deals, just waiting until their vendor, who they convinced is a contracted special customer of theirs, to find some idiot to prepay for a BUNCH of phones. and then they run.
Be wary of these ###.