ID#81: Return of prepayment for the undelivered goods

Claim amount: 360.000,00 руб / 11.600 USD

Status: Case closed


According to the sales contract dated 24.06.2010 г. a company from Moscow should have supplied us the equipment within three days after 100% prepayment. They assured us that the equipment was in stock. We transferred the prepayment 25.06.2010. The supplier asked us to wait for some days as they had minor problems with the transport. Since 30.06.2010 we have not heard from the company, the phones are switched off.

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NAME SCAM
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