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BBB warns public of Shipping Container Scam

Better Business Bureau - BBBNashville, TN – If you are looking to buy a shipping container, watch out for the so-called “Sea Can Scam.” This crafty con uses real business addresses to trick people into paying for a shipping container that doesn’t exist.
 
You see an ad online for shipping containers at a very competitive price. You reach out to the business and are directed to a professional-looking website. You even do background research by searching for their physical address online. An online map shows their address is in a shipping yard. Everything checks out!
 
After some back and forth with a customer service representative, you agree to purchase the container. You are asked to pay up front before you can arrange pick up.
 

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Avoid getting scammed by reviewing the BBB Tip: Smart Shopping Online
 
If you’ve spotted a scam (whether or not you’ve lost money), report it to BBB.org/ScamTracker. Your report can help others avoid falling victim to scams. Find more information about scams and how to avoid them at BBB.org/AvoidScams
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