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A list of untrustworthy businesses in the trade of agricultural commodities

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If you're a buyer, seller, or agent who is involved in the trade of agricultural commodities, you definitely know that fraud is a major issue. We've had our fair share of fraudulent stakeholders reach out to us with different approaches. Some were buyers, others were sellers, and many others claimed to be agents. In order for you to save your valuable time, we created this contribution. It consists of a list of stakeholders, who we deem not trustworthy. Feel free to reach out to us if we missed someone and share your fair experience:

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inquiry@foodporty.com

 

Company / Individual Classification Experience
Eladawy Export Import Buyer

This company reached out to us and claimed to be a legitimate buyer of commodities like basmati rice, long grain white rice, and multiple other products. An unknown Mohamed Hussein Eladawy claims to be the CEO of the company. When asked to submit a Letter of Intent, they bring up excuses and state the following:

ALSO YOU MUST BE KNOW THAT ACCORDING TO THE
LAW OF THE MINISTRY OF FOREIGN TRADE IT IS
REQUIRED TO REGISTER THE DATA OF PRODUCING
THAT WERE NOT PREVIOUSLY REGISTERED IN THE
RECORDS OF MINISTRY OF TRADE, THEREFORE IF
YOUR COMPANY HAS BEEN REGISTERED IT WAS
PREVIOUSLY WITH THE EGYPTIAN MINISTRY OF
FOREIGN TRADE SO WE ASK YOU SEND US THE
REGISTRATION LETTER SO THAT WE CAN PROCEED
WITH IMPORTING THE SHIPMENT

 

This is the decision No. 43 that has been implemented
from date 01/04/2021 Which requires companies,
factories and foreign export offices that deal
with Egypt to be registered with the Ministry of
Foreign Trade

If you do not have the ability to register procedures,
we can help you with this according to the proforma
invoice and in this case the registration fees will
be on your account.

 

If you trust them and send them money to issue you a certificate so that you can sell your commodities to them, you fell for it. When asked what that certificate looks like, they will even go as far as sending sellers a fake document. This is what the document looks like:

They use the following email addresses:

eladawy.exp.imp@gmail.com
      eladawy_exp_imp@hotmail.com
      mohamed_eladawy2000@yahoo.com