Hello, my name is***** am a qualified lawyer and I will be assisting you with your question today. Can you please ore details of the company and the sale, where it was done, etc?
Thanks, ***** ***** get back to you later, probably not until quite late today once I have had the chance to consider this
Many thanks for your patience. I must say that this all sounds like a scam. Whilst you may have been given the details of a shipping company, what usually happens in such scams is that the fraudsters select a small company name linked to logistics or shipping from the publically available list of companies and pretend to be affiliated with them to make it look more genuine. They could have a fake website linked to them or not even go that far and just say that they are working with them. It could be that they have even created this company themselves and given it a believable name – anyone can open a company without any checks so they could even be the ones behind this. The use of an ‘escrow’ account is also common in such situations – it makes it look more genuine and secure, when in fact this account belongs to the fraudsters and the money goes directly to them.
I have also checked 192.com which contains details of individuals on the electoral register and there is no person with the name of Keny Damas registered in Manchester. Obviously it could be that this person has not included themselves on the electoral register but at the same time it could simply mean that they do not really exist.
So based on everything that has happened, the inability to independently verify the genuinness of these people, the lack of formal registration details for the seller, the use of an alleged escrow account which you cannot verify as being independent and the attractive nature of the sale, the risks are too great to simply pay the money to what is effectively an unknown party. If this was me I would certainly not be proceeding, whether you do is entirely up to you.
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