Universal-containers.co.uk is a cloned website

United Kingdom

Universal-containers.co.uk is a cloned website being run by scammers. Please do not send your money to anyone from this business as they will take your money and have no intention of supplying a shipping container.

Universal-Containers.com is a legitimate container trading business based in Manchester UK, Run by Andy / Andrew Rushton

To Clarify,

Universal-containers.com is 100% legitimate

Universal-containers.co.uk is a scam website

Universal-containers-co.uk have recently cloned the legitimate .com website, and there is a man with a northern accent cold calling and pretending to be the real Andy Rushton, offering out shipping containers at prices that are too good to be true.

(the real) Andy Rushton is a well respected manager. He has been working in the industry for decades and is well known among legitimate container traders.

This is a new style of scam we have seen recently and there is no standard MO to report, but we have heard that

  • The scammers are telling people to check companies house.. You look them up, see an Andy Rushton listed at Universal containers and assume the people you are speaking to are legitimate.
  • Private individuals, small business as well as the container and logistics industry are all begin targeted.

If you have been scammed, please report this to action fraud and / or the police.  (we cannot report crimes on behalf of someone else). They will likley want to see copies of any invoices they have sent to you, name of people who you have spoken to (or names they gave you) as well as any other emails and communications.

We would also like to hear from you, although we can only simply keep record of who is being scammed, and take info it he hope this helps a police case later on.

If you have been scammed here please don’t blame yourself. this is a very advanced scam being run by what we assume are well organised, resourced¬† and experienced scammers.