Our Italian friends, they're back!
It has been pretty quiet during the Corona pandemic. And that also applied to the crooks. Of course they had the same restrictions as everyone else and could get just as sick. Over the past 2 years we have lost sight of a few 'notorious non-payers', but last week a few scammers from the Turin and Latina region suddenly reappeared!
During our credit report requests we came across two well-known families again. Mother's Day is the trigger, so be prepared for their standard set-up: they make small orders for about 4-5 weeks and often pay quickly, and sometimes they even send prepayments. After that they ask for 2 or 3 large orders just before Mother's Day! Of course, you then suddenly have to understand that it will take a few extra days to receive the payment or you will already receive a transfer receipt. The transfer receipt is usually false, but you will find out too late. The average damage that we see is around $ 50,000. Per supplier, because there are usually several! One of these families has been doing this trick for more than 12 years (at least, that's what we know) and often with success. Not for our readers, because they have now been warned, right?
We wish you good business in the coming weeks and please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any doubts. AgroCheck members who would like to know which debtors this concerns can contact us. We advise non-members to consider an AgroCheck membership. You can avoid a lot of misery from just $450 per year.