BHG CAM SARL and KARUSKA WILLIAMS SRL are fake companies.

by Peter Shawn
(USA)

These two companies based in Cameroon send buy offers for food products and general merchandise and request samples.

The name and contact details of both the companies are given below:

1)

BHG CAM SARL,
(Mrs. Blessings - CEO )
Immeuble EKA, 4 Eme Etage,
Rue De Bonamussadi, Akwanord,
Douala , Littoral Region,
BP 1140,
REPUBLIC OF CAMEROON ( CENTRAL AFRICA )
Telephone : +237653550815
Fax : + 237332063421



2)

KARUSKA & WILLIAMS, S.R.L.
( Mrs. Katherine Williams - CEO )
B/P4, Cite De Palmiers
Douala, Littoral, 00237
REPUBLIC OF CAMEROON ( CENTRAL AFRICA )
Telephone : +237693155739
Fax : +23769155793



Once you ship the samples they dont collect it from the International freight agencies, but claim to have collected it directly from customs. Then they state the sample quality is good and the price is acceptable.

Then, they claim they have asked their bank to wire transfer 100 % advance payment for importing the goods. Their bank is FINEC BANK - http://www.groupefinec.com/

FINANCIÈRE D'EPARGNE & CRÉDIT BANK CAMEROON - FINEC BANK
Boulevard du Pdt Ahmadou Ahidjo
Douala Littoral Région
Tel : +237 243 745 305
Fax : +237 243 11 00 202
Swift : AFDBCMC1

( We are not sure if this bank is genuine. The swift code belongs to the African Development Bank. )

The bank responds saying the processing of funds in your favour has been done, but the central bank has witheld the transfer, as the products you wish to export needs to be certified by an agency called CEMAC certification authority , and you would be required to make necessary payment and a deposit.

Our question is, if products are to be tested and certified, then on what basis did these companies state the samples as good and acceptable as soon as they were shipped.

The address of the so called CEMAC certification authority is :

CEMAC- EXPORTER CONFORMITY AND NORMALISATION CERTIFICATION DEPARTMENT (CEMAC-ECNCD)
CEMAC AGENCY FOR FOREIGN TRANSFER AUTHORITY
RUE 1042, QUARTIER HYDROCARBURE
Imm. CEMAC 4eme Niveau Rm 55
Tel : +237 673121099
Fax : +237 2431210011
Zip : 237
Email : cemac-anca@camnet-cm.info
Republic of Cameroon


We want to know - Is there an organization called " CEMAC- EXPORTER CONFORMITY AND NORMALISATION CERTIFICATION DEPARTMENT " ? Are the contact details / email/ phone numbers genuine ?


We genuinely feel, this is a fraud. We contacted several of our sources , who also confirmed that some companies in Cameroon will send " buy offers " and request samples , and will ultimately lead to a situation where they claim they are processing funds and end up taking exporters to a CEMAC Certification Dept , where they will ask exporters to make deposits. Once they take your money, they obviously vanish.

The main question that comes to our mind is, are these two companies genuine ? Going by their interactions with us, we feel they are fraudulent.

We also came across an article online , which warns of scams from Cameroon. This made us more cautious in dealing with these two companies. http://www.cameroonhighcommission.co.uk/Warning!_Scams_from_Cameroon.pdf

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