Cold Call Supplier Scam

Cold Call Supplier Scam

Business opportunities aren't all they seem

WHAT IS A COLD CALL SUPPLIER SCAM?

You run a trading firm and get a call from a person overseas offering you exclusive rights to sell a product in Singapore. You accept the offer and shortly after receive a large order for the product, which actually comes from the scammers. To fulfil the new “order”, you order and pay for the products. The products never arrive and the scammer disappears.

Look out for these scam signs

How to stay safe

Check the credibility and identity of the person offering the opportunity. Research the company and address, especially if they are based overseas.
Look out for individuals who refuse in-person meetings.

Cold Call Supplier Scam: Real Stories

02 Sep 2022 | Cold Call Supplier Scam

Scammer claimed to be a purchaser from a hotel chain

Given a call to buy office furniture for 'Stand Hotel'. Caller claimed that it was an urgent, I sent them the quotation and he straight away confirmed the deal. Thereafter, he asked for my bank account…...

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