Thunder Bay – NEWS – Northwestern OPP report, “When it comes to fraud, shipping containers are not necessarily the first thing that comes to mind. But over the years, scammers have gotten creative, proceeding to expand their targets”.

The Thunder Bay OPP have received complaints about a company identifying as Deep Blue Containers or Seashore Cans ( the name changes with each phone call). The company offers 24 ft containers for $2100 plus shipping. They request e-transfer as preferred payment prior to shipping. The client pays and even gets a receipt. However the shipping container never shows up.

In particular, shipping containers have become increasingly lucrative. Like real estate, logistics, and warehousing, the demand for alternative storage and even construction solutions has rapidly grown. Combined with evolving applications for shipping containers from commercial to personal use, the market is booming — and…

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