How many times does it have to be said " If it seems to good to be true then it probably is".
The only way these guys scam you is if you let them scam you. Most people don't do their proper dilegence when investigating a company that comes out of nowhere and wants a large order.
I for one, and most others I know, always require a CC # or Cashiers Check/MO on the order when going over sees, furthermore, I do not ship the product until the credit card purchase is authorized as valid from the card issuer. As another precaution I am responsible for the product until it gets to the designated export port. Once the fright forwarder has signed off on the shipment it is no longer my responsibility, This helps to prevent fraud if you get this far.
Now, there are many legitmate beverage businesses in Africa. Just read the trade journals and you will see how large the market is. You don't need to have Bevnet be the police officer and block the site from some of those countries on the Continent, you need to work to protect yourself.
Furthermore, How can you blame "scammers" for ruining Alibaba....check out this article about how strong that company is.
ABC News: Alibaba: Nipping at Google's Heels?
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