REPORT ON GLOBALBRANDOFF
The above business is being run from Thailand where low priced obsolete or end of run electronic goods fare or sale on the internet.
Details of business as per business card provided
Mobile: +66 805729506
Telephone: + 66 (0) 2 105 6388 | Fax: + 66 (0) 2 105 6301
Global Brandoff Co., Ltd., 98 North Sathorn Road, Silom, Bangkok 10500 Thailand.
They use names from an email address list that they have bought to find potential clients.
They have also set up a company in Australia called GLOBALBRANDOFF PTY LTD with an ACN number. This is used as a tool so that prospective customers will think that this is a genuine company where in fact it is a company in name only with two directors and based Perth, WA. Neither the office nor the directors can be contacted.
They have also set up a bank account with the Australian Commonwealth Bank, for which I have the account number, to legitimise his business even more and where payment is made.
When contact is first made, they are very genuine and helpful and answer all emails and phone calls very quickly. After sending out a list of items for sale they put in an order and post a pro-forma invoice along with a business card.
I asked for a contact in Australia that they have been supplying and they gave me the name and number of a person in New Zealand that has been buying goods from them. I called this person, of which I have all the details, and he assured me that he had bought from GlobalBrandoff and he received all his order.
This was very reassuring and encouraged me to go ahead with an order.
I can now no longer contact this person, in Auckland, NZ.
The order was placed and a 50% deposit was placed into the Australian Bank account and I waited for the goods to arrive.
I kept in touch with the company regularly and was told everything was fine.
I asked for shipping details of the goods, but received no details. I was eventually sent a shipping schedule for a ship that was coming to Melbourne and was told that my goods would be on it. There was no shipping information like con notes or any form of identification for the goods.
I checked the shipping details on the web and the ship was genuine.
I asked for the shipping agent and was told who it was. I have not been able to contact them.
The ship has now been and gone with no goods for me. I can no longer get any contact with GlobalBrandoff by email or phone and am now resigned to having lost my money. They just do not answer any of their phones or emails.
Two weeks later I received an email asking for full payment of the invoice and arrange for the goods to be shipped from China myself. The previous shipping information given to me was incorrect.
The deal printed on the invoice states that 50% is paid on order and balance upon delivery.
At no time was I given any names, addresses, con notes, shipping details etc., in other words, this has been an expensive deal for nothing in return.