Shipping Containers



Renting and purchasing shipping and storage containers has been in increasingly high demand. Unfortunately, some individuals and groups prey on unsuspecting victims through container scamming, posing as legitimate container companies. To safeguard your financial investment, be aware of signs of container scammers and take proactive measures to avoid falling victim.


How To Avoid: 

1. Research & Verify


Before making any purchases or contacting, check the container company's reputation and verify its legitimacy.


Check the website for grammatical errors, vague descriptions of products, and professional design. To verify if a website is illegible, you can use online sources designed to claim the legitimacy of a website, such as Google Safe Browsing – Google Transparency Report


Furthermore, verify all contact information and physical addresses to ensure they are legitimate.


2. Beware of Offers


Scammers tend to lure victims with unrealistic prices and unusually low prices. Compare prices to other reputable container companies. 


3. Be Cautious with Payment Methods


If you are unfamiliar with the company, use credit card payments or reputable payment gateways that are traceable. Scammers will use cash or other untraceable payment gateways for illicit use.


4. Seek Recommendations and Referrals


Consult trusted sources for recommendations on reputable container companies. Referrals from reliable contacts can significantly reduce the risk of falling victim to scams.


5. Look for a Lack of Transparency


Scammers often provide a lack of transparency in their products, websites, or sales. They may be unable to answer questions or send only vague pictures of their products. To test if the company lacks transparency, ask for more information and pictures of their product; if the product pictures and descriptions are vague, a scammer may be behind the company.



Reporting Suspicious Activity:


If you encounter a container scammer, report it immediately to a local law enforcement, consumer protection organization, or regulatory agency, such as the Federal Trade Commission. By reporting these incidents, you are protecting yourself and others from falling victim to container scammers.


Avoiding container scammers requires diligence, research, and caution. With these ways of avoiding scammers, you will encounter a safe, legitimate container company that will protect you and your financial investment.


At XCaliber Container, for over a decade, we treat every customer with the utmost respect and strive to be as transparent as possible throughout your journey with us. We ensure that you receive high-quality service and products you can count on, and that your financial investment is safe and secure. We value our relationship with you and hope that by bringing awareness to the growing fraudulent activity within the industry, you are able to make more informed decisions and buy shipping containers with confidence.


Have any questions or concerns? We understand, and we're here to help. Our dedicated Sales Team is on standby and eager to assist you with any questions related to purchasing a shipping container, container scams, our transparent pricing that includes delivery, our preferred payment methods and processes, and delivery information.


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