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Q: Online Fraud

I am from Uzbekistan. We made a contract with Biomaraktiebolag of Sweden "Company Name: BioMar Aktiebolag Address: c/o R.R. Hb, Köpmannagatan 10, 762 31 Rimbo, Sweden VAT number: SE556369927001 I made a contract with company reg no: 5563699270 website:" to buy 8000 reams of photocopy A4 paper. At first they told me that $4000 will be included in all fees. I paid $4000. They are now hiring an online shipping company and asking for 100% refundable $2,920 for the container rental. Is it normal if it is online fraud how can I cancel contract and refund my money?

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Maurice Mandel II
Maurice Mandel II
  • Consumer Law Lawyer
  • Newport Beach, CA

A: Welcome to the US. Now you must learn 2 Latin words: Caveat Emptor. It means "Let the Buyer beware." In order to provide you with a reliable opinion, it is necessary to review all the paperwork on the contract to see what "fees" were included in the $4000 you paid. It seems a little unreasonable for you to suddenly owe $2920 for shipping, but if the contract was FOB factory, then you had to pick it up at their loading dock and were responsible for the cost of that. BTW, we don't use A4 paper in the U.S. This is a commercial contract dispute. You need to consult an attorney in your local area that practices this kind of law. Thank you for using Justia Ask a Lawyer.

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