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Have you received a phone call from or used shipping-supplies.wholesalen.com? We received the following complaint below about shipping-supplies.wholesalen.com. We'd like your experiences (good or bad) about shipping-supplies.wholesalen.com.
When we receive an inquiry about a website, we first look for the signs of both a scam and a reputable company. There is no one indicator that is proof positive of a scam, but if a website exhibits a number of these, we rate may rate it as a likely scam. See this page for our checklist of some of the things we look for. If we cannot find sufficient evidence of a clear scam, we present it unedited, as a consumer complaint
Complaint received, April 7, 2008
A telemarketer called the company I worked for and told the girl that they were sending tape. Confirmed our shipping information and took her name. They said they were also sending a free gift card to Starbuck's. We got the tape. 8 dozen @ $5.00 each. No starbuck's card. My co-worker had no idea there was a charge and was told thatthey were sending 5 rolls. I was given an RMA # but refused the request for a shipping account. I was told that a manager was not available when I asked for one and that they did not have voice mail. I googled them and found several complaints about them and a website which they deny. The website is shipping-supplies.wholesalen.com. It appears blank then when you scroll down has gibberish. The email address on the site is carparts@@temporaryforwarding.com
The whois information shows a private listing; which is unusual for a reputable company selling products.
domain: wholesalen.com created: 07-Nov-2006 last-changed: 24-Sep-2007 registration-expiration: 07-Nov-2008 nserver: ns1.vyhost.com 188.8.131.52 nserver: ns2.vyhost.com 184.108.40.206 status: CLIENT-TRANSFER-PROHIBITED registrant-firstname: Oneandone registrant-lastname: Private Registration registrant-organization: 1&1 Internet, Inc. - http://1and1.com/contact registrant-street1: 701 Lee Road, Suite 300 registrant-street2: ATTN: wholesalen.com registrant-pcode: 19087 registrant-state: PA registrant-city: Chesterbrook registrant-ccode: US registrant-phone: +1.8772064254 registrant-email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Their server is on a similar private registration:
domain: vyhost.com created: 20-Nov-2006 last-changed: 24-Sep-2007 registration-expiration: 20-Nov-2008 nserver: ns1.vyhost.com 220.127.116.11 nserver: ns2.vyhost.com 18.104.22.168 status: CLIENT-TRANSFER-PROHIBITED registrant-firstname: Oneandone registrant-lastname: Private Registration registrant-organization: 1&1 Internet, Inc. - http://1and1.com/contact registrant-street1: 701 Lee Road, Suite 300 registrant-street2: ATTN: vyhost.com registrant-pcode: 19087 registrant-state: PA registrant-city: Chesterbrook registrant-ccode: US registrant-phone: +1.8772064254 registrant-email: email@example.com
There is no contact name, phone number, mailing address or physical address; only an email address on another domain:
carparts@@temporaryforwarding.com Notice that the email address has been misspelled, with two @'s which may be deliberate or a really sloppy mistake. We don't know if it should be firstname.lastname@example.org but obviously that would be an email forwarder.
Clearly, the people behind this business are doing their best to hide their true identities and be hard to find.
The website is a subdomain.
A search in Google turns upon a number of other subdomains, all with exactly the same unprofessional and empty look:
If the consumer's report is accurate, then coupled with our observations above, this is a scam business.
We advised the consumer to file a complaint with the Better Business Bureau. They have a very good track record of resolving disputes and obtaining refunds for customers.
The complaints logged and are very public; something most companies don't want on the public record. The BBB complaint form is on this page: https://odr.bbb.org/odrweb/public/GetStarted.aspx If you get a security announcement, just click OK and then "next" and fill out the form.
You can ALSO file a complaint at www.complaintsboard.com/ That's a very public form for general business complaints.
Of course, in all cases, you can start by reporting it to us, using this form. We will use the information to warn other consumers and help you to direct it to law enforcement agencies.
A catch-all for bringing internet scams to the attention of the FBI and FTC is the U.S. government's Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) at Internet Fraud Complaints Center. If you are looking for your local FBI Office Listings to report a crime or scam, click here.
Do you want to report a fraud, scam or crime to the FBI (the Federal Bureau of Investigation), but can't find the phone number for your nearest local FBI office? See this page to find the closest office!
For other government agencies to report scams, see this page. And of course, write us! We are always interested in hearing about any potential scams!