C&C Power and its customers have been approached by fraudulent buyers seeking to place battery orders. Our sales team has seen many battery scam orders throughout the years. Within the last few months, there has been an increase in these inquiries.
Generally speaking, these requests have come asking for random increments of batteries. Quote requests are all sent from unsuspecting fake email addresses that appear to resemble university or school addresses. These email addresses almost always end in edu.org.
These quotes for backup batteries can run from $20-60K. The fraudulent buyer will continue by processing the order with a credit card and give a shipping address for products. The buyer may also arrange for pickup. Once the shipment is confirmed, payment is retracted, and the buyer can no longer be reached. Freight is intercepted in the middle of transit. In some cases, police have located the stolen freight and returned it to the shipper or manufacturer.
After tracking shipments for some of these battery scam orders, it has led us to storage locations or holding areas in the middle of nowhere. In conclusion, shipping locations do not correlate with any university addresses or the contact information given by the buyer.
Despite efforts by the authorities, funds have not been able to be recovered. We urge you to please be cautious whenever approached by these types of buyers.
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