I never thought the same thing which I’ve heard some rumors about years ago would happen to me.
I’ve been receiving calls everyday from someone who claimed to be working in UPS and was told that I had to pay for shipping fees of about 1600 USD coz the recipient refused to pay for it.
Six months ago, one of my clients from the United States ordered some handbags from Guangzhou handbags wholesale markets. When the handbags were ready I shipped by UPS to him with the UPS account he provided and the shipping fee would be paid upon arrival. However, as told by “UPS”, since the recipient didn’t pay for the shipping fee, the shipper has to be responsible for it, so “UPS” has been chasing me like crazy for the shipping fee unpaid after almost half a year.
My client was such a nice, kind person that I never thought he would do that! To save his inconvenience, instead of asking him to arrange UPS picking up in his company name, I arranged goods picking up with UPS in our company name, and here the trouble came.
So I decided the best way is to take it in a delightful way when UPS chased me again in the phone for the shipping fee,
“It must be telephone SCAM! ”
However, my ignorance amused me. In few days I received a Lawyer’s Letter from UPS, and the lawyer has been calling me almost everyday threatening about taking further legal actions if I wouldn’t get the payment completed.
Maybe my client was too busy and he forgot it, so I contacted him by email but it remained a dead letter after around two weeks. Then I contacted his secretary. No news again. No news was terrible news. Finally caught him online on facebook. He had no clue of what had happened and asked me to send him all the shipping details. Then he said he would settle it down as soon as possible.
After one week, there was no news from him. I left him messages on facebook. In another week, still no news. I contacted him again but still nothing had been done. But he was posting jokes and videos on facebook everyday!
On my side being pestering by the lawyer from UPS has driven me mad. After a few days I was trying to contact my client again only to find that he has unfriended me 🙁
I was so mad that I left him messages about publishing the whole story with his company name and also have a friend in USA for help. OMG~~~ he replied immediately and sent the bill of payment to the UPS account within an hour. Then apologized for causing troubles to me and the handbag lady. And asked me to say sorry for him to the handbag lady. Ohhhh my God…what did he cause to the handbag lady? She deleted me as soon as I told her about it and the UPS was only after me coz I shipped with in company name 🙁
Finally peace of mind after sending all the proofs of payment to the lawyer and he said would settle it down in UPS. Since then, I never received a call from that lawyer again so naturally I thought everything was settled down and indeed it was.
However, it’s not over.
In about four or five months, I received a call from another lawyer in UPS claiming we had an unpaid shipment to the US one year ago as recorded in the system.
Oh My God…
Live and learn! This is China! Stay away from UPS!