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Key Global Courier - Ever heard of it?

Oscar Rivera
Argentina
Local time: 06:17
English to Spanish
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Aug 25, 2013

I was wondering if any of you has ever heard of this payment method/system. Actually I don't know what it is because I looked for it online but failed to find an official website. The only information I could get was this:


Key Global Couriers

+(44)-(1926)-633604

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Send Enquiry by Email

Apartment 2 Eathorpe Park Fosse Way Eathorpe Leamington Spa, ,
England, United Kingdom - CV33 9DX

Deals in -
Courier Services, Courier Services

www.bizstreet.co.uk/--Courier-Services-Key-Global-Couriers-46217.htm




Here's the situation. I found a place to rent, sent an email and got a reply from the owner, who lived in Argentina but has gone back to London. He expects me to send the money overseas via Key Global Courier but I fear it might be a scam.

Does anyone use Key Global Courier or a Courier Service to get paid for their translation services? Any input would be highly appreciated and I am thanking you in advance.


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Fragarrido
Argentina
Oscar, estoy en la misma que vos. Aug 26, 2013

Hola Oscar. Estoy en el proceso de comunicación con el supuesto dueño del departamento, tambien me pide que le deposite dinero, y una vez hecho el deposito, me envian las llaves para ver el mismo. Tengo miedo de ser estafado, por eso le solicite me envie una direccion de esta empresa para ir personalmente y en compania de ellos, visitar el dpto. Veremos que me responde. Busco y busco, y no encuentro ninguna oficna en Argentina de la Global Key Courier.

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Tony M  Identity Verified
France
Local time: 11:17
Member
French to English
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Reeks of a scam Aug 26, 2013

That old 'rent an apartment but I'm out of the country' scam has been going around for years.

Did you try researching the address in the UK or phoning them? It might be an accomplaice, but if there is an error, it would tell you right away. On the face of it, without checking, the address does look plausible.


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Marie-Helene Dubois  Identity Verified
Local time: 11:17
Member (2011)
Spanish to English
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Agree with Tony M Aug 26, 2013

There are lots of scams around of this type. As soon as I hear "I am in London" when I try to rent a flat in any place other than London, my alarm bells start ringing, especially if the flat in question is unusually beautiful/good value for money.

I would first of all do an IP address search to see where this person is emailing me from. If emailing from anywhere else but London, immediately stop contact with this person.

If the person is emailing you from the UK, I would simply state that I would never send any money by courier either, whether the courier company is genuine or not.

A genuine landlord has a bank account you can send the money to.


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Natalie  Identity Verified
Poland
Local time: 11:17
Member (2002)
English to Russian
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Hi Oscar Aug 26, 2013

This [very small] company exists without any doubts, please see:
_______________________________
Company: Key Global Couriers
Entity type: Carrier
Number of Trucks: 1
Number of Drivers: 1
You can see their truck at http://www.uship.com/profile/keyglobal/
_______________________________
See also
http://www.thomsonlocal.com/Key%20Global%20Couriers/0364615715702262000/
and
http://tinyurl.com/kvuzez5
_______________________________

From what is available on the net, they can, for example, bring you a sofa bought somewhere, etc. Or help you moving to another place. Or something like this. I am not sure, however, why should you transfer any money via them, this is clearly NOT their business.

Natalia


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Thayenga  Identity Verified
Germany
Local time: 11:17
Member (2009)
English to German
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Out of the country & Co. Aug 26, 2013


Marie-Helene Dubois wrote:

A genuine landlord has a bank account you can send the money to.


Indeed, this landlord should have someone to take care of his property. Furthermore,
there should be a bank account in Argentina to accomodate (so to speak) all rent payments from all other tenants, unless you are the only one.

You might want to do some research to see if such a person really exists and who is in charge of his property during his (perhaps prolonged?) absence. After all, when he rents the apartment to you or anyone else, someone should be there to sign the contract, someone you can hand over the list of deficiencies, etc.

Better stay safe than without your money and a home.


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Chechulina25
Argentina
Me sucedió lo mismo Aug 26, 2013


Fragarrido wrote:

Hola Oscar. Estoy en el proceso de comunicación con el supuesto dueño del departamento, tambien me pide que le deposite dinero, y una vez hecho el deposito, me envian las llaves para ver el mismo. Tengo miedo de ser estafado, por eso le solicite me envie una direccion de esta empresa para ir personalmente y en compania de ellos, visitar el dpto. Veremos que me responde. Busco y busco, y no encuentro ninguna oficna en Argentina de la Global Key Courier.



Hola chicos, yo tambien soy de argentina y casualmente ayer me contacte con un hombre de nombre Walker Thomas" y me indicó lo mismo sobre este proceso. Estaremos hablando de la misma persona/estafa??

Avisen si tienen novedades!

Gracias!!


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Oscar Rivera
Argentina
Local time: 06:17
English to Spanish
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I smell a scam! Aug 27, 2013

First of all, I want to thank everyone for their replies.

On a first note, I got an email from the "so-called Thomas Walker" and he sent me some pictures, which I fear, might have been stolen. He also sent me a picture of his "Police Licence" which states, I quote: " I certify that Thomas Walker P0933 holds the rank of Detective Constable in London Police". I haven't seen any constable's licence but this looks really weird.

I wish I could know how to trace someone's IP but I don't. I am not judging the company, which may be a legal and law-abiding one but this person (or someon with a fake identity) is using it for the wrong purposes.

I am not going to rent this place and for everyone out there, be careful with a person! Furthermore, this person who is allegedly English prefers to speak in Spanish through a machine translator. When I told him I could communicate in English, he said he'd still prefer to use Spanish. To top if all off, he sent me a contract in Spanish full of grammatical mistakes.

My first post was about anyone using Key Courier Global to get paid for a translation but the root of the problem was way deeper.

Kind regards,

Oscar


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yogui
Argentina
OMG!!! I HAVE THE SAME SITUATION!!!! Aug 27, 2013

HI Oscar, I would like to talk to you, cause I have the same situation!!!

I most tell you that there is many coincidences: 1. I´m talking with the same "Thomas Walker". 2. He sent an email with his police License. 3. I WROTE HIM IN ENLISH, and he replied to me saying that I may speak in Spanish, that he prefers the translator machine (to be honest, I didn´t understand that). 4. He sent me the same contract, with lot of mistakes and irregulars dates!

if you want, reply to my answer and tell me where is the apartment, and let´s think together about how figure out if it´s real or if it´s just a fraud!! CAUSE´ WE SHOULD NOT BE THE ONLY TWO PEOPLE HE´S TRYING TO ROB! (obviously, in case of).


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Oscar Rivera
Argentina
Local time: 06:17
English to Spanish
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TOPIC STARTER
Beware this person! Aug 28, 2013

Yogui, to you and the rest, I would advise against contacting and depositing any money. I wrote to this person and try to haggle but s/he wouldn't give in.

Just a heads up to anyone, especially my fellow country people, this is the email where I contacted this person capitalfederal.olx.com.ar/depto-moderno-en-calle-laguna-cerca-de-parque-iid-536877762

Again, I want to thank everyone for taking their time to answer.


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Oscar Rivera
Argentina
Local time: 06:17
English to Spanish
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TOPIC STARTER
Just a quick update Aug 28, 2013

After trying to bargain, I sent an email to this person stating that I was not interested in renting the apartment and s/he wrote back offering a month lease at $1100 when the original price was $1400. Now, there's no doubt about it.

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fersos
Argentina
Thomas Walker "magnifico depto en Belgrano‏" Aug 30, 2013

Chicos, buenos días, me sucede lo mismo, hace dos semanas que hablamos, el supuesto THOMAS cuenta mucho de su vida, no se si es para generar cierta confianza, pero me pide lo mismo, yo le propuse ver el depto antes de continuar y me dice que no; que tengo que pasarle estos datos:

1- nombre complete
2- dirección donde quiere recibir las llaves
3- número de teléfono
4- su identificación escaneada
5- cuánto tiempo desea vivir en mi apartamento, comenzando cuando

Si no, no podemos continuar, pero no pienso enviar un dinero a un lugar que no se si existe (Global Key Courier)


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juanmartin
Argentina
Local time: 06:17
Spanish to English
Wow Sep 11, 2013

No puedo creer que casi me la morfo... Llegué al punto donde el tipo me mandó el contrato y ahí me sonaron todas las alarmas juntas... que capo Oscar que escribiste esto. Y menos mal que hice la busqueda por google... que paja porque pensé que la búsqueda del depa concluyó finalmente.

Saludos!


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ceci37
Argentina
Que hago? Oct 1, 2013

Hola. Yo tambien fui contactada por este Thomas. Busque el sitio de GlobalKeyCourier y encontre la website http://globalkeycourier.trackweb.co.uk/ parece real no se que pensar.

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Starlight07
Mexico
Estafa o coincidencia??? Oct 3, 2013

Justo esta semana encontré un departamento en México que era demasiado bueno para ser verdad, y sí, el propietario es: Walter Thomas, que es policía y vive en Inglaterra, ama a los perros y a su familia, me envió fotos y me aseguró que en 6 días tendría el departamento, ¡hasta podría vivir ahí 3 días de prueba!. También me pidió datos para el contrato y poder hacer un pago a la empresa, renta y depósito, a Global Key Courier. Buscando la dichosa empresa llegué con ustedes y mis malos pensamientos se hicieron realidad. Investigué aún más, y esto encontré:

No existe la empresa, la supuesta dirección es una página tipo blog, no una página formal.

El anuncio del departamento ha desaparecido de donde lo encontré.

Incluso ingresé a su cuenta de Facebook que él mismo me proporcionó, donde no tiene absolutamente nada (obvio no lo agregué como amigo).

Si tienen más dudas esto puede aclararlas: pidan copia de las escrituras, comprueben el nombre, vayan a la dependencia correspondiente en su país para verificar que los datos sean legítimos. O simplemente pidan la dirección y vayan directo al lugar, sin cita, no avisen y pregunten a los vecinos.

Porfa, avisen qué ha sucedido, estamos juntos en esto, por mi parte si recibo más información me contactaré por este medio.

Lindo día!!


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