Shipping container scam alert

A message from Container Space Director, Nick Walker

Kia ora Container Space customers,

We’ve been rattled by the news that some low life scammers are using our name to try and rip off hardworking Kiwis.
If you come across a company called Containers Port, please steer clear. They are using our company name and details to try and trick customers into purchasing fake shipping containers.

After seeing their Facebook advertisements, a customer almost fell victim to their scam, until they decided to do their homework by calling our 0800 number. And boy, are we pleased they did. This matter has been reported to Kiwibank, Meta and the NZ police.

We’ve been in the shipping container game for a long time now, and we know who’s who. If you want peace of mind that you’re buying from a trusted shipping container supplier, you’re always welcome to check with us. Of course, we’d love you just to do business with us, but we respect your right to shop around and do your research. So, if you’re considering buying or hiring a shipping container, to protect yourself, consider choosing a company that’s been around for a while and has a proven track record of delivery.

Companies like Containerco, Royalwolf, A1containers, TITANContainers, and SEAContainers, are all good options.

We know that if we all work together, we can help stamp out these lowlifes and get on with doing what we do well – delivering good quality shipping containers to New Zealanders.

If something doesn’t add up and you want someone to check it out, please call us on 0800 080 170 or email info@containerspace.co.nz. We’re always happy to help.

Ngā mihi,

Nick

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Here’s our top tips about how you can keep yourself safe from shipping container scammers like Container Port:

  1. Do your research
    Before you click that tempting ad, do your homework. Google the company, check their website, and check out their customer reviews. Check their address, website domain and contact numbers all add up. Be wary of suppliers who use email addresses that aren’t consistent with their website domain i.e. Gmail, Hotmail or other non-business addresses. Send an email to their business address to verify it’s them. Call their 0800 number. And if you need to, ask them for their NZBN or company number. If they’re a registered company, you’ll be able to find them with a quick search on the NZ Companies Office Register website. If something smells fishy, swim away!

2. Watch out for red flags
Is the deal too good to be true? Are they asking for payment upfront without any guarantees? Trust your gut instincts and don’t let the promise of a bargain cloud your judgment.

3. Turn to a trusted shipping container provider
Stick to reputable suppliers like Container Space, who have a proven track record of delivering quality containers and excellent customer service. We’ve been helping Kiwis navigate their storage challenges for years, and we’re not about to let some scammers ruin our solid reputation. If you want to know who else you can get a quote from, just ask us. We pride ourselves on giving our customers straight-up, honest advice.

4. Report suspicious activity
If you suspect a scam, don’t keep it to yourself. Report the shady ads to Facebook, warn your bank and inform the police. You can also log a report on the Netsafe website. Together, we can make the digital space a safer place for everyone.

5.Turn to a trusted shipping container provider
Stick to reputable suppliers like Container Space, who have a proven track record of delivering quality containers and excellent customer service. We’ve been helping Kiwis navigate their storage challenges for years, and we’re not about to let some scammers ruin our solid reputation. If you want to know who else you can get a quote from, just ask us. We pride ourselves on giving our customers straight-up, honest advice.

6. Report suspicious activity
If you suspect a scam, don’t keep it to yourself. Report the shady ads to Facebook, warn your bank and inform the police. You can also log a report on the Netsafe website. Together, we can make the digital space a safer place for everyone.


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