BEWARE OF DECEIVING BLACKLIST SITES
There're a few blacklist sites/blogs on the internet, that their main purpose is to take down fuel scammers but irresponsibly and without any proper professional Due Diligence, also are allegedly taking down, honest, responsible and legit petroleum products supplier companies presumably for the benefit of others companies that they may have interest on, also to enlarge their blacklist on their site for later on asking for free Bitcoin donations.
Some blacklist sites, allegedly does the most damages to honest entrepreneur trying to operate a legit Petroleum Products sales business.
According to fuelscamalert facebook page, ALS Tools-Plus was placed on their scam list on July 15, 2020.
fuelscamalert never made a single telephone call to me or my company for proper DD. Never sent any email trying to verify the company's information.
They alleged on their website https://www.fuelscamalert.com/scam-suppliers-sellers/als-tools-plus on "General Information", that ALS Tools-Plus HAS FAKE CONTACTS, and ALLEGEDLY SELLS RUSSIAN PETRLEUM PRODUCTS WITH FAKE GOST STANDARDS.
Are those enough reasons, and without any proof at all, to blacklist any Petroleum Product company on their website?
Why Fuel Scam Alert doesn't back up any of their allegations? Who're my fake contacts? Why they don't show the fake GOST Standards or the real ones according to them? Why they don't show the list of the companies that ALS Tools-Plus have scammed so far and the amount of money involved?
Why they don't identify themselves? If they're serious people, they should be willing to back up all their allegations in court. Why they're asking for Bitcoin donations? What's the real purpose of that web site?
Is the only reason why they came up with that website, is for the purpose of obtaining free BITCOINS from naive people asking for their unprofessional services?
Probably they realized that they could received more BITCOINS and is more profitable, if they increase their blacklist, than giving honest and legit customers, good reviews. Why they doesn't have a list of legit companies working in the industry?
Have these people, ever done any Petroleum Product transaction at all? Probably not. What're their background regarding the industry?
Those are just a few questions that I presume they won't be willing to answer.
ALS Tool-Plus is a company established and registered at Edmonton, Alberta, Canada that has a current Business License, # 365814894-002.
Serious Buyers shouldn’t by paying attention to anonymous blogs/websites on which nobody identified himself, doesn't provide any address or phone numbers and don't want to take responaibily for the content.
Here's an email conversation we had with fuelscamalert.
Of course they refuse to show any proof on writing, why they consider ALS Tools-Plus as scammers.
As always, fuelscamalert just gives very vague explanations.
What do they consider a real GOST Standards and procedures according to fuelscamalert?
Procedures are individually set up by each Refinery and those differs from each other.
Regarding GOST Standards , fuelscamalert should explain and give us examples of real and fake GOST Standards according to them.
Here's the email conversation:
On Sun, Jul 19, 2020 at 3:43 PM <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
I notice that you added my company name (ALS Tools-Plus) to your scam list.
I presumed that if we’re on your list, is because we’re important now.
I would like to know which information you have that made you decide to include our company on your list?
What prove you have that we’re scammers?
Please send me the list on the companies we have scammed, contact info. and amounts on $.
Please don’t tell me that you presumed that we’re scammers because we didn’t answer your phone call when you
called once. That’s the typical excuse that you give to everybody! That’s a really professional Due Diligence.
Why don’t you identify yourself on your blog and include your name, address & telephone number?
I’ll appreciate you answer back my email and take down my name out of your website.
Luis E. Torres
Thank you for reaching out to us regarding your inquiry.
After performing the Due Diligence of your company registration, contact information, and the offer we found several red flags indicating the fraudulent nature of the transaction.
All interested buyers were notified about those red flags (fake GOST standards, fake procedures, etc.) and the company information was published and blacklisted.
We do not disclose any private information you are asking about for security reasons and out of respect for our clients and team members' privacy.
P.S. We didn't make a phone call to you so maybe you are not so important after all.
On Mon, Jul 20, 2020 at 10:49 AM <email@example.com> wrote:
Well Sir. If I can call you that way, let me tell you that all your Due Diligence are really incompetent and negligent.
My company registration & Business License are in order at Canada. In Canada if you commit any Scam or fraud, I can guarantee you that you will go to Jail. This isn’t a third world country where you can hide behind an email address and very easily you can bribe the authorities to get off from legal problems.
GOST standards are coming direct from the Refinery so those aren’t fake, but you probably won’t know anything about it.
And our Procedures are standard in our industry and are NON-NEGOTIABLE. But I’m pretty sure you didn’t spend not even a minute going through them.
You won’t be able to find any Buyer that I have scammed, or taken any money from them because there isn’t any, and won’t be any in the future.
Our business relationship are base on honesty, trust and long term relationships.
We daily turn down several Buyer’s because they can’t or won’t follow the Refinery’s Procedures.
If I where looking to scam any potential Buyers, I would accept and say yes to any Buyer’s proposal.
As matter of fact, we don’t ask for any money in advance at any time. Buyer’s only pay for their Product once are on their possession
and had pass all the inspection as SGS & Q&Q among other.
On top of that we insist & recommend our Buyers to take any of our documents (SPA, PPOP, CI, FPOP, etc.) issued to them, to their local Russian Embassy for review, verification and feedback. I don’t see any scammers suggesting that procedure.
You should be more responsible on your actions and do RESPONSABLE DD before including companies on your WEB Site.
You don’t have any idea the damage you can do to a company by including their name on your scammers list without any proof.
I work very hard, sometimes more than 20 hours per day because most of my customer are overseas and have a different time zone.
My company is my life and I have been seeing it growing slowly but surely.
My customers know me well and know my reputation according to my professional and responsible behavior over the years.
They know right away that your Website should not be consider serious when they see my company name included in your list.
Nevertheless, I’m worry about new customers.
PS. So I’m right on my statements!!
If you didn’t make any Phone Call, how can you say that you did a professional and responsible DD on our company?
Your DD is very unprofessional and are done with other intentions!
At least I’m not hiding behind an email address.
I believe that the purpose of your Website is to favor friendly Sellers that work with you very closely, for the purpose of discredit the competition.
I won’t be surprise if you’re a Seller running this website for that purpose.
Stay alert my friend!!!
Luis E. Torres
Executive Sales Manager
Edmonton Branch, Canada
Phone: +1 (780) 667-2170
Subject: Re: fuelscamalert.com
You are entitled to your own opinion.
We operate with facts only and the document used by your company contained several red flags that were pointed out to our clients.
It's entirely up to them what they do with that information but it's up to us to warn other clients about a potential scam.
End of the email conversation.
So above is an example on how unprofessionally, fuelscamalert do there own Due Diligence, and on what base, they decide which company is placed on their scammers list or not. It looks like most of the companies are placed on that list.
I'll appreciate if current & future potential customers do not pay attention to anonymous blogs on which the owner doesn't identified himself and there isn't any address, no phone number etc. and where the main purpose of the web site, is to collect free Bitcoins by asking for donations.
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