Notice on Fraudulent Product Sales
What is Advance Fee Fraud?
Advance fee fraud is a scheme where a victim pays money in advance of receiving something of value. This type of fraud can be carried out through false websites, fake e-mails claiming to be from the company, or phony social media profiles. The fraudsters require “a deposit” is sent before the transaction can be completed. The victim never receives their product.
For individuals in the United States, the following link may be useful in protecting yourself further: https://www.fbi.gov/scams-and-safety/common-scams-and-crimes/advance-fee-schemes. (Cargill is not responsible for the content of this site.) For individuals outside of the U.S., check with your local authorities for resources to report and/or for further protection.
We are aware of individuals claiming to be Cargill employees and offering our products for sale at a significant discount. These individuals are not employees or in any way affiliated with Cargill or authorized to conduct business on Cargill’s behalf. To make their scheme appear authentic, Cargill’s logo and business address is used on fictious contracts, email accounts were created to mimic official Cargill communications, and the individual may provide fraudulent identification documents such as passports. Cargill is not responsible for fraudulent contracts, agreements, or reimbursement of lost funds.
How to Protect Yourself from Advance Fee Fraud
Websites and social media advertising commodity products at a discount should be approached with caution. Individuals claiming to sell these products, often ask for a small percentage of the order to be sent to them commonly via wire transfer. Once the money is sent, the funds are usually not recoverable.
Cargill generally does not use private messaging tools such as WhatsApp, Gmail, Facebook, Facebook Messenger, or other any other website to conduct business.
If you find Cargill products on a site other Cargill.com, the site is not legitimate.
If you believe you have been a victim of a fraudulent sales agreement, please contact us.