Silverwood issues warning to retailers: update

Following on from Alan Silverwood’s warning to retailers of a potential scam involving its bakeware products, the housewares manufacturer has supplied an update.

Yesterday (Tuesday July 4) Alan Silverwood told www.housewareslive.net that seven businesses from different parts of the country have each recently received online orders for 100 “fairly large ticket” items of Silverwood bakeware from a Dubai company, with a delivery address in Leamington Spa.

Since then, two of Alan Silverwood’s customers have sent pro-forma invoices through to the enquiring party for the goods in question. Both have received e-mails claiming that the enquiring party has inadvertently made substantial payments and asking for the money back. Furthermore, one of them has received three e-mails today asking for the money back – but as yet nothing has appeared in their account.

If you receive such an order, Alan Silverwood would be interested to hear from you. You can email the company at sales@alan-silverwood.co.uk or call 0121 454 3571.

The company has alerted the Metropolitan Police Fraud Squad of its concerns.

Alan Silverwood commercial manager Adam Simcox said: “We will keep callers’ details confidential and will not pass on their name to any of the other customers although, if asked, we will pass the information on to the police.”

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