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In 1/11/2008
I received the following email from my friend with subject "Vacation Reply"
[[hi:
New shopping new life!
How are u doing these days?Yesterday I found a web of a large trading company from china, which is an agent of all the well-known digital product factories, and facing to both wholesalers, retailsalers, and personal customer all over the world. They export all kinds of digital products and offer most competitive and reasonable price and high quality goods for our clients, so I think we you make a big profit if we do business with them.And they promise they will provide the best after-sales-service.In my opinion we can make a trial order to test that.
Look forward to your early reply!
The Web address: www.vanigo.com
E-mail: vanigo@188.com
MSN : vanigo@live.cn ]]

Eventually I realised that this was a Hacker deal over my friend personal email.

I contacted www.vanigo.com and posted the order No [protected] in 11/2/2009, after which I received the message:
[[Thanks for your new order, and the details information of your new order as below:
Order No.: [protected]
Item name: Toshiba Satellite A350-ST3601
Quantity: 1
Unit Price: 400 euro
Shipping Cost: 35 euro (TNT delivery method, include handing fee & shipment insurance),

Total Price: 435 euro = 563 USD

Shipping time to Saudi Arabia with TNT: [protected] working days

Payment method: Bank transfer (support E-Banking online payment)
Our Bank account information as below:
1.Bank nameļ¼šBank of China Xinjiang Branch
2.Bank address: 343, JIEFANG NAN LU, URUMQI
3.Beneficiary name: YANHUI YANG
(First name:YANHUI Last name:YANG )
4.Beneficiary A/C NO. [protected]
5.SWIFT number: BKCH CN BJ 760
6.Our Company address: 17 E-World Trade Building, No. 3-5 Haidian District, Beijing, China]]



The replied

[[Thanks for your letters to us soon.

And we already received your order payment confirmed message from our Bank this afternoon about 16:30. So your order package will be sent to TNT Transport Company tomorrow morning(Tuesday) arrange shipment as soon as possible.After that we will tell you the tracking numbers and send shipment copy to you quickly by e-mail.

Wish you have a nice day, thanks !


Best Regards

--

Sale departmet,
Vanigo International Trade Co., Ltd. ]]


In a day I received even the shipment copy





There were no corresponding No here in www.tnt.com
Upon conact www.vanigo.com they answered
[[Thanks for your fast reply to us soon.

All information is correct, the package tracking numbers:GD [protected] WW

You can check there numbers on TNT Transport Company Officia website, and if there is something wrong we will contact with TNT Service ask the details.


Wish you have a nice weekend !


Best Regards ]]

After days I received the following email

[[Good day;
Sorry to disturb you for the moment, today afternoon we received the notice from the China Customs Service Centeral that your order No.[protected] TNT package tracking numbers GD[protected] WW have been detained by them, that you need to pay 174.5 euro for this Customs VAT taxes duty.If the Customs detained the order package, then you can check the package Status online.

But we can understand your vexed temper and feeling.And the shipping process must like this:The TNT transport company ship your package into the China Customs for checking and the Customs would ask for the Customs VAT taxes for balancing international price.

And your item outed from our company and marked our company information so that they only contacted with us, we just noticed this news to you, so you need to pay this taxes to us and after we have confirmed this payment hand over to Customs in order to get your package out and reship to you, hope you could understand this process!

Thank you very much, looking forward your response soon!


Best Regards ]]



I asked as according to them if I could check my item in the custom online.

[[Thanks for your expeditious reply to us.

Really sorry we made a mistake for this sentence:If the Customs detained the order package, then you can check the package Status online.
Should like this:if the Customs detained your order package, then you can not track the package Status online, only the pacakge will be released can continue tracking locality.

We hope you can arrange the order Customs VAT tax duty payment to us soon so that we can hand over to China Customs Service Central get the package out and not delay the arriving time.



Best Regards]]

The insisted

[[At present you need to pay your order Customs VAT taxes duty of 174.5 euro to us so that we can confirm the payment and hand over to China Customs Service Central in order to get your pacakge out and arrange reshipment for you in time.
If possible we hope you can pay with Western Union this time, we can confirm your payment soon and solve this customs problem on time and not delay arriving time;
Our Western union information as below:
First name: Guoliang
Last name: Wang
City: Beijing
Country: China
Post code: 100089
Address:17 E-World Trade Building, No. 3-5 Haidian District

Hope to hear from you soon, thanks !
Best Reagrds
--

Sale departmet,
Vanigo International Trade Co., Ltd. ]]

Then I send 174.5 Euro by
1. WESTERN UNION
2. MTCN: [protected]
3. First Name: Guoliang
4. Last Name: Wang
5. 28/2/2009
6. Enjaz-Bank AlBilad
7. Accountant No 530
8. 865 Saudi Rials
9. $ 229.37
10. Fee 35 Saudi Rials
11. Total 900 Saudi Rials
12. City: Beijing
Country: China
Post code: 100089
Address:17 E-World Trade Building, No. 3-5 Haidian District


I received:
[[Good day;
Sure everything goes smoothly, and you package new tracking numbers:GB 66513098 WW
You can check the available Status via TNT Transport Company online system after 12 hours.

Have a nice day.

Best Regards

--

Sale departmet,
Vanigo International Trade Co., Ltd. ]]

I told that the tracking No is incorrect they responded

[[Yes, sorry that spelling mistake;

GB [protected] WW
--

Sale departmet,
Vanigo International Trade Co., Ltd. ]]

Now I cann't contact www.vanigo.com suddenly It become a deaf website no life in it.

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Comments

  • Ke
      17th of Mar, 2009
    0 Votes

    Yes, you were scammed. Always check to see if someone you know actually sent you such an offer. THEN, use Google or Yahoo to research the company involved. You will quickly find many links to complaints of fraud as I did. Best of luck in the future. You will have to write this one off as an expensive learning experience.

  • He
      18th of May, 2009
    0 Votes

    hi,

    just dont buy anything with them... i made absolutely the same expierence like a lot others...you send the money and you never receive anything...

  • Na
      27th of Oct, 2012
    0 Votes

    my friends i' m one of their victims too.i' m from Greece and they took from me about 600 euros in 2008-2009.i hope police found them..

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