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Wednesday, 3 February 2021

Scam alert: Barrett Storage in Canning Town – another cloned bonded warehouse site

Scam Alert Warning

If you are contacted by Barrett Storage in Canning Town or
anyone associated with it put the phone down.
It's a fake site. 
It's purpose could be to assist
advance fee fraud.   



Barrett Storage, which claims to be based at 162 Bidder Street, London E16 4ST, is the latest scam bonded warehouse website. It is the third known instance of fraudsters cloning the UK's largest legitimate bonded warehouse company – London City Bond (LCB). Barrett Storage's website was created on 12th October 2020.

Barrett Storage joins the two other cloned sites: Barkingside Premier Storage and Metropolitan Bond, which were also exposed by investdrinks. Interestingly both the Barkingside and Metropolitan websites now seem to have disappeared. 

Just as was the case for Barkingside and Metropolitan the text on the site has been lifted directly from the LCB site:

 

Cloned text ripped off by these jokers:

'In 1870 whom amongst our founding fathers could have imagined the prodigious success which today’s Barrett Storage has become? Starting originally as bargees on the Thames, they graduated to become the pre-eminent bonded warehouse keepers in the Port of London. For over a century, they served the wine and spirit trade with its very different needs.'

  

 

The original London Bond text: 

'In 1870 whom amongst our founding fathers could have imagined the prodigious success which today’s LCB has become? Starting originally as bargees on the Thames, they graduated to become the pre-eminent bonded warehouse keepers in the Port of London. For over a century, they served the wine and spirit trade with its very different needs.'

The only difference between the two 'about' texts is that Barrett Storage has replaced LCB in the first sentence. 

 

It is clear that Barrett Storage is the work of the scamsters who set up the two previous bonded warehouse storage sites:

 'They will join you after you take the first step!' - Metropolitan home page

 'They will join you after you take the first step!' - Barrett home page

 

Location... location...

Barrett Storage's address is in the industrial part of Canning Town in East London. 160 and 162 Bidder Street appears to be part of a large business park where a number of companies are based including the long established Pierone Nightspot, which features African music. I think it is highly unlikely that Barrett Storage   

 

Above and below 162 Bidder Street, London E16 4ST




 

 Satellite pic of 160/162 Bidder Street, London E16 4ST
 


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