Kongtee Auvotrac Company Co., Limited
Charoen Rat Rd, ตำบลในเมือง อำเภอเมือง, Lamphun, 51000 Thailand
Initial contact with the supplier:
Online Supplier Directory
Type of product(s) being purchased:
Value of the Purchase Order when the incident occurred:
6,001 to 12,000 USD
Destination market of order in question:
Type of Complaint(s):
scams & other unethical activities
Stage of relationship with the supplier at the time of the incident:
It was a huge scam. I was insist on a 3rd party audit of the 1st consignment before final payment. The supplier ensured me, that they had been contacted the Bureau Veritas, and they provided official report issued by Bureau Veritas. Or it seemed as an original one, numbered with corporate seal and signed.
Before paying balance I was sent the copy of B/L too. It was look a real one as well. I have checked the website of the forwarder too, and checked our cargo number. Everything was all right (here are the forwarder website: http://tklogisticshippers.org/ At that time it worked, and you could follow your cargo by track number. Everything was perfect. If possible I will upload the B/L what finally arrived by post before balance payment. (Firstly to make there business more real, they sent me another B/L, which consisted used car tires, launched to Samoa) after I got mine.
I tried to contact the local Bureau Veritas office, but unfortunately there was no response.
After all I turned to the police, but there was no result of their investigation.
These are the supplier details:
Kongtee Auvotrac Company Co Ltd.
Address :316,317 Charoen Rat Rd, ตำบลในเมือง อำเภอเมือง
Office Branch in Germany.
Address: Lieselotte-Berger-Str. 35, Berlin Post Code 12355
Phone : +66941583455
Fax : +66927812953
It was a well structured crime, they cheated me too, and I have more then 20 year international trade experience.
Even the police expert could not believe when he examined the documents.
So I think the most important to collect sufficient information about your partner, perhaps through a local independent agency, or with governmental help. At least one personal visit can be useful if you can afford.