Use of a phishing shipping company has led to loss of family wealth after recovered assets apparently lost. Please take care which websites you use to ship your valuables.
Please take care which website you use for shipping. It can cost you if you don't know a good from a bad website.
Please take time to read about cyber security and how some only use the Internet to take what is not theirs to have.
Please share this campaign with everyone you know to warn them of shipping scams of all types. Fortunately the bad shipping site has been taken down for everyone's safety.
The cost of using a bad shipping service was a $500,000 worth Trezor wallet that contained recovered deposit money from past online scams.
Please educate your friends and family about online security. Only use websites you trust. Learn how to do online research. WHOIS contact information should be filled in and not redacted.
A bad shipping service is bad for your business. You can help by sharing this campaign with your customers and partners.
Before using any service to do important tasks it is so important to do your homework and create a list of options. Then look up details with each one. Unfortunately a sender failed to do that and used a fake shipping company to send me a valuable item with the fee and insurance paid by me (understandably) , the owner of this item.
To make a long story short, this decision to use a shipping website that was not even completed to pay for a courier service proved to be very costly in time and money. There was an item "seizure" reported with a demand to cover 2% of the fine. The sender paid 1%. I paid the other 1%, not realizing that the sender had chosen a clone of a real shipping service (Allied Express).
Fortunately the website has been taken down after an abuse report to the domain registrar and to the real Allied Express company.
But the loss of the shipping fee and the seizure fee is too much for me to bear at this time.
I am asking for you to help me cover this loss with your donation. Help me raise awareness about fake shipping scams so that others are not victims.
PLEASE SHARE THIS WEBSITE RESEARCH LESSON
Learn to use WHOIS lookup in your research. All you do is copy and paste the URL in the WHOIS lookup website box. Then you see a long list of mostly contact information. One sign that it is likely that a company is fake or a scam is that contact details are not filled in or are redacted. Of course a company wants to be contacted as that it how it builds its business with trust. A shady company does not want to be easily contacted.
WHY DONATE? WHY SHARE?
To help fight scams it is important that everyone who uses a phone or computer to shop or do business online know about WHOIS lookup. Please do your part and share this campaign with everyone on your list.
If you run a business or organization, it is very important that your website domain registration is accurate and current. Be sure that your website is completed. Do not have any spelling or grammar errors. The year in the footer should be current, too. Always test it before you deploy it to the public. Do not put too many third party ads or pasted on content. That slows you down and irritates your readers.
Donate to this campaign because it is a public service that is good for you!
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