v-containers.co.uk is a scam website.
Please do not send any payments to v-containers.co.uk, they will take your money and have no intention of supplying you with a shipping container
This post only relates to v-containers.co.uk and not any other similar website or similar sounding company that may be perfectly legitimate.
First reported in January 2024 – we can be sure this is a scam site is as follows.
- Images have been copied from other websites
- Set up in August 2023
- No address listed
- Text lifted from other websites
If you are speaking with v-containers.co.uk about buying a shipping container please do not send them any payments. You will lose your money.
Chances are if you found this ‘company’ – you will have found some adverts with very good prices on Facebook marketplace, gumtree or another online marketplace.
If you got in touch, the person posting the advert is likely a victim themselves, they believe they are doing ‘work from home’ marketing work for a legitimate firm, we believe these posters never get paid for their work.
They will take your contact number and pass it onto the scammers, or give you the scammers email address and ask you to contact them.
Once you are dealing directly with the scammers they will offer formal looking quotes and invoices with official looking email address and website as backup to help them come across as legitimate. Often their quotes may include an offer for free delivery but they will always be much cheaper than any legitimate container company can physically offer.
If you have been scammed, please report this to the police and / or action fraud ASAP, we would also like to hear from you, and if you are happy to share a copy of the invoice they sent and the bank details they have asked you to pay into this can be very helpful. We cannot report crimes on behalf of anyone else unfortunately.