Denunciation made on Nov 23, 2017 10:31:38 am
September 28th, 2017 I contacted the Henlv Power Company in Shanghai through Alibaba.com. I picked the best of the vendors offered on Alibaba.com, Henlv Power had an 8 year gold member along with a Trade Assurance status from Alibaba.com. they were the most stable of companies offering the Antminer S9's I was looking for.
I was contacted back by a person saying they were Daniel Henlv and I was immediately sent to an offsite email address email@example.com to order the 2 Antminer S9's.
I placed an order for 3 at $800 USD each and received the included invoice along with 3 diferent banks in Moscow. After expressing concern about all the banks they sent me the banking info for Hope Trading LLC with a New York Bank account at Bank of America.
October 3rd, 2017 I changed my mind and asked him to revise the order to 2 Antminer S9's and after receiving the invoice for 2 Antminer S9's. We agreed on a total of $1,750 for the order.
October 6th, 2017 Wire Transfered $1,750 to Henlv Power in Shanghai and Daniel Henlv.
October 8th, 2017 I received the following email from Daniel Henlv.
Regarding your order we confirmed your order and the goods has been shipped out already on transit to United States
but there is a little problem our store keeper made a mistake while sending the goods the goods was mispackaged, i mean our company made a mistake when sending the goods he mistakenly sent you 4 Unit Antminer S9 13.5TH/s Hashrate at 098W/GH 16nm ASIC + PSU 220 & 1 Unit ANTMINER D3 15GH/s DASH DASHCOIN ANT MINER W/ PSU our company mistakenly sent the goods to your address which the goods was suppose to send to another buyer but the whole goods was mistakenly sent to your address which the goods will be delivered we have been trying our best with the shipping company to return back the goods to our company,but is not possible because they confirmed to us the goods is already on transit and the whole goods will be delivered to your address
this mistake was made by our store keeper who mistakenly registered the whole goods to your address which was suppose to send to another buyer and we tried our possible best to return back the goods but is not possible the whole goods will be delivered to you"
They switched the order with another order totaling over $5,000 USD and have been holding that order as a hostage to keep me from getting my original order of 2 Antminer's. They did the old Bait and Switch on me and are now demanding a total of $3,103 more for the shipment which I did not order.
October 12th, 2017 They sent me the following email saying that my order was being held up at customs and I needed to pay the customs and taxes to get the shipment.
How are you the goods we like to confirm to you the present status of your goods the goods has been delayed by the custom tax authorities and the custom tax authorities is demanding for custom duties i mean custom fees which is necessary to pay the custom tax and the custom tax is demanding for 765USD for custom charges in order to get the goods delivered.
And it's very important to pay the custom tax authorities on time in order to get the goods delivered to you and to avoid demurrage charges.
Shall look forward for your response.
Best Regards Daniel"
October 16th, 2017 Like a fool I paid the $765USD for the customs taxes and fees and have still not received my order. They are still saying I need to pay another $3,103USD for an order I did not make.
November 23rd, 2017 My original order of 2 Antminer's is still being held hostage by Henlv Power saying that I have another order that needs to be cleared first. These people are still scamming me and ripping me off.