http://www.bondedtradeassistant.com/ FAKE FRAUD SCAM
Bonded Trade Assistant Stores, Inc.
Corporate Headquarter: 1900 15th Avenue West, Seattle, WA 98119
Send complaints to the web host here:
person: Khalid Cook
address: Santrex Internet Services Ltd.
address: PO Box 66387
address: E14 1LR
address: London, UK
The scammers also have a fake blog here:
Yet another site created as scam for unwitting Craigslist buyers.
Previous sites are posted on my blog:
One of the sellers is using the email address:
The item he is listing is a 2006 Cruiser RV Fun Finder for $3300
This is what the fake comapny is telling intended victims:
Method of payment and instructions: The item is in the Bonded Trade Assistant custody and we will ship it after the payment is cleared. You won't send the money to the
seller. The funds will be sent to Bonded Trade Assistant. Once the payment is received, will be verified and secured into a non-interest bearing trust account. Attention:
No money will be released to seller until Bonded Trade Assistant will be notified by buyer that he received and accepted the merchandise!
Only with your confirmation the funds will be released to the Seller.
The Buyer must send the payment to Bonded Trade Assistant thru Bank wire transfer and fax or email the receipt. Sending the payment by any other method of payment
will void this transaction and your right to refund.
The payment has to be sent to Bonded Trade Assistant. The funds will not be released under any circumstances. We will hold the payment until you will send us your
confirmation that you have received, inspected and you have agreed to keep the merchandise. When we will have your confirmation we will release the funds to the
seller. We would like to confirm that your transaction is covered by the Bonded Trade Assistant Purchase Protection Program.
NOTE : You may be asked to send the payment to one of our Bank Accounts located outside your country due to the fact that we have a lot of transactions to process
and our US Accounts are not always available. We are offering our service on eBay and Craigslist which are the largest marketplaces in the world and they have a lot of
active transactions. This will not affect the transaction in any way, on the contrary, it will speed up the process because the payment is handled faster.
Wire transfers can be submitted with the help of your banking institution. Provide your bank with the information below to properly transfer your payment.
NOTE : Please be advised that for international wires, your bank may require and charge you for the use of an intermediary bank. Sometimes we are using international
bank accounts that are opened in the countries that we are developed in . If you were asked to make an international transfer please tell to your banker to use "AS
EXPRESS" option . It will cost you around US $50 but you can subtract it from the total amount you have to send us. We are asking this because generally the
international bank transfers take several days untill the money will be transfered from an account to the other. Therefore the delivery will take longer.
NOTE : Please make sure your BANKER will include/use the IBAN# to complete the transfer. Using of IBAN# improves the efficiency and speed of international wire
transfers. International wires that are processed without IBAN# could be refused, delayed, or assessed processing fees by the beneficiary's financial institution.
Here are images of the scam site:
Oh! what a tangled web we weave When first we practise to deceive! Sir Walter Scott NEVER use instant payment services like Western Union or MoneyGram to buy items on the internet