This current rendition of scamming people starts with an add on Craigslist to provide a dropshipping business. He will then get you to send him literally thousands of dollars to cover costs of items he will never ship. Then he will disappear.
I registered with Dropshipping Express in June. I paid the 2000 dollars to have 500 products put up on Amazon and Ebay. Within a couple days my site was up and products were selling every day. I was then contacted by another seller on amazon warning me that Thomas was going to scam me... never ship my products.. and take off with the money. This would leave me responsible to return all the money that was paid to me for the products that Thomas never shipped.
Like a reasonable person I put my Amazon store in vacation mode to allow the 4000 dollars worth of sales to actually complete. (get shipped to customers and not be returned) Understand at this point Thomas had already been paid for all products as well as the 2000 for set-up.
After allowing all orders to clear out I ended up having to return 45% of sales back to the buyers on Amazon. This was because Thomas either shipped the wrong product or never even shipped the product. Either way I was out the $.
I contacted Thomas to close down my account with him and terminate my service due to his failure to complete his end of the business. I requested that he refund my original 2000 for setup as well as the credits he received for items he never shipped. Thomas refused to refund by initial setup costs even though I only used his service for 2 weeks. As well, Thomas sent me a BS termination letter and said I had to wait 45 days to receive my money.
Guess what happened next... That's right Thomas vanishes. I got none of my money back and he gets away with theft.
There is also another person involved in this scam... *****@dropshipping.express (involved in returns etc)
From what I can tell they operate from the following address because this is where all the items were returned to.
4700 City Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19131
You can email the local police department.
I will be following up with the local authorities and would recommend that all other people caught up in this scam do the same.
This is not the first time his fraud has caught up with him... It is just the next rendition of Thomas hustling people.
There you have it... Thomas's next effort to separate good people from their money.
Over the next few weeks I sold 43 phones and deposited $4850 into my account to pay for the phones. I also paid the $1000 for the buy in to continue before all the phones were delivered. I should have known better. The first order that I got never got delivered because the address was un-deliverable. Thomas ensured me that this has never happened and something must have gone wrong in his system. OK I believed him. Then the same thing happens 3 more times with the same exact phone as the first. Now something is definitely wrong.
Over the next few days I had more people complain that they didn't receive the phones or phones they received that were supposed to be "New" came in damaged or used. (I have received a few of them back recently and they were absolutely used and abused.) This is also after he ensured me that he does Quality Control to all of the phones that he sends out and this is why the shipping takes longer.
I then did a google search and found information on this site, Facebook and RipoffReport (under simplydropshipping) and new I was scammed. I sent Thomas a nasty text message saying I was going to contact the police, FBI and others to report him if he didn't return my money. He told me to pound sand. I also told him I wanted him to rot in jail. I was furious!
I then cooled down and sent him 3 professional reminder emails requesting the closure form, the $648 that is left in my account, and the phones he said were mine because I paid for them that were returned to him from u. I was told 2 weeks ago that I would get them when he gets around to it. Very professional on his end. Still nothing!
So far I have had to refund 16 orders for a total of $1920.00 and have only received 4 of the 16 phones and Thomas has the rest. All together I have lost around $3000.00 to him. I am even OK with him not refunding the $1000.00 signup fee because it was my fault for not doing my homework but I want the money that is mine.
I have been doing Amazon and eBay sales now for the past 6 months, have sold over 1,000 items through these channels and have had less then 10 returns.
Something is definitely wrong with his business model.
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I am finding way too many complaints about this program Not good. I have an item that was supposed to have been shipped on 4/30 and it still hasn't! I have sent two emails, attempted to send tickets on his website and nothing
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At this moment my Amazon account is in danger. Way too many refunds. Amazon wants it at 2% and mine is 10%! Initially I was able to get in touch with Thomas and Zahid but now I have emailed them twice and I have texted Tom and so far no response. I paid $2000 for this???