He searched online and found a supplier, pretending to be Anna Asian Papers Company Ltd.
The company offered to send the goods with a delivery company named Global-Marine Logistics & Cargo Partners.
The only problem: both the supplier and the delivery company are not real.
The supplier uses elements stolen from DoubleApaper.com, a reputable company in Thailand impersonated by fraudsters since 2014: https://www.doubleapaper.com/sl/fraud-alert
From the fake website:
We are one of the leading A4 size paper manufacturers in Thailand, known for offering finest quality papers which are processed as per the latest industry standards. Anna Asian Papers manufactures exports and distributes a4 copy laser paper, a4 size copier paper and a4 plain paper to various industries which are in need of it. We started our journey way back in the year 2008 and continue serving the industry with complete dedication.
Tell : +66652971567
Email : firstname.lastname@example.org
Address : No 99/304, Moo 1 Bueng Nam Rak Sub District Thanyaburi- Pathum thani, Thailand.
Their phone number was previously used online for selling fake documents on Kenya classifieds:
Make: Passport for sale
Model: License and ID's for sale
Hello Guys we are an International and Universal based Passport and License producing house based in Phuket Thailand . We all all countries Passports , Driver's License , Id's Green cards, Diploma and a host of other documents. Delivered via DHL , Fedix , EMS , Post Office duration 3 days delivery. for more information and procedures Pm us via what's up or call +66652971567
Same in Dubai:
e are specialized in Passport issuing Id cards , Diploma and a host of other documents Pm us for your own . All countries have yours within 4 days PM us on whatsapp +66652971567
Same classifieds are used today for promoting the fake paper vendor:
A4 Copy Paper 80 GSM 75 GSM 70 GSM/ Double A A4 Copy Paper/ Thailand Double A Brand Whatsapp +66652971567 for Quotation.
We are a quality-conscious firm and make sure that our offerings are prepared using the world-class raw material and work methods. Top quality Double A A2, A3 and A4 copy paper is now available. Best prices offered. We do fast and safe worldwide delivery.
Entry in the aa419 Dabatase of fraudulent websites: https://db.aa419.org/fakebanksview.php?key=140838.
From the domain name registration:
Domain Name: ANNAASIANPAPERSCOMPANYLTD.INFO
Updated Date: 2019-11-08
Creation Date: 2019-05-08
Registrar Registration Expiration Date: 2020-05-08
Registrar: Danesco Trading Ltd.
Registrant Organization: PROTECTSERVICE, LTD.
This is what the fake website looks like: