We made a payment of USD 26,302.00 for stock into the bank account of Meierda Industrial Co. Thursday, 25 August 2016 an email was send to us by MSC Shipping Company, stating that the Bill of Lading that was sent to us is Fraudulent!
After trying to manage the shipment of cargo from port to the warehouse we found out that Shijiazhuang Hemai Biotechnology Co., Ltd provided us with fake documents – Bill of Lading exists, but the consignee and notify party on originals are different then our company – on the copy it is falsified
We first negotiated the pricing for the subject printed paper bags. We sent our sample to the supplier, who gave us a confirmed quote after checking our sample. They also sent us a sample of the paper that will be used for printing. After the supplier in China received our balance for the first shipment they sent out the original documents to us. We then cleared the goods from the destination port and on receiving the container in our warehouse we see that they have shipped less than 10% of the goods. They cheated us by sending fake invoice, packing list and even Bill of Lading, showing higher quantity of goods than what was actually shipped.
Without the official and original Bill of Lading transferred from the seller to the buyer, the buyer can’t take possession of the goods. The suppliers have a lot of leverage when they control the B/L. If your relationship turns sour, the supplier can manipulate the situation and use this leverage to extract additional payments from you.
I made a point of agreeing a delivery date with Chris from Bisen Industrial Co before I ordered, as the products were for an event on a specific day. The goods arrived 8 days after the agreed date, and his promised compensation has never materialised.