Wednesday, September 24, 2014 - non-delivery scam - advanced fee scam
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Mr. Abdul
BP 144, Douala, Littoral Region, Cameroon
Mobile : +33167035 / 23733167035

   Domain Name: SONECGROUP.COM
   Whois Server:
   Referral URL:
   Name Server: NS1.WEBLINK.IN
   Name Server: NS2.WEBLINK.IN
   Status: clientTransferProhibited
   Updated Date: 19-sep-2014
   Creation Date: 12-mar-2014
   Expiration Date: 12-mar-2015
Registrant Email:  mailto: is a scam, not to be confused with legitimate SONECO which owns a local supermarket in Yaoundé and does not do exports.

Same phone number used with a different name and address:
Company name: WODVENTURE 
Country/Region: Cameroon 
Contact person: Mr/Ms Mr Martins
Company type: Manufacture, Trading 
We take pride to introduce ourselves as an export-oriented enterprise, specialized in the manufacturing, processing and trading of Agricultural products and other commodities. Our company has won the satisfaction of domestic and foreign merchants and consumers for our excellent quality products . Our vision is to provide our costumers with best quality products, good prices, efficient service, and creating good business relationships. We are very proud of the products we offer because our products comply with international quality standards and their quality and durability are fully guaranteed. Due to the factor like excellent prestige and good quality of our products, the company has won the trust of clients. Together with good experience in this business the company managed to established worldwide business relationship with different partners. 
Phone: +23733167035 (Non-delivery advance fee fraud)
Sonec Group Co was established in the year 2002 in Littoral Region, CM (Cameroon). With an experience of more than a decade, the company has been engaged in manufacturing, exporting and supplying a diverse range of products across the globe.
Infrastructure :
The company is backed by a sophisticated infrastructure, which is spread over a wide area. This unit has different departments to carry out varied business operations separately and smoothly. Some of these departments include Research & Development, Production, Quality Checking, Packing, Warehouse, etc.
Team :
Competent team comprising of exceedingly skilled and knowledgeable professionals acts as one of the major strengths of the company. These team members follow the path of ethical business practices in order to achieve maximum client satisfaction.
Why Choose Us?
Unmatched range of diverse products
Yearly Turnover of USD 1 to 5 Million (approx.)
More than 12 years of experienced
Well-equipped manufacturing unit
Advanced R&D and testing facilities
Experienced team of professionals
Competitive pricing policy
Timely delivery services
We are a prominent Manufacturer, Exporter, and Supplier of Crude Palm Oil. Crude Palm Oil is an edible vegetable oil extracted from high quality palm fruit. Crude Palm Oil, offered by us, has no impurities and moisture, and is beneficial for health. We offer Crude Palm Oil in drums, flexi tanks, jerry cans or customized packaging to ensure its high quality.
Scam warning from the U.S. Embassy in Cameroon regarding offers of edible oils:
Another recently recorded scam involves individuals claiming to possess large quantities of vegetable oils (soybean, cotton, or palm) to supply raw materials for the biofuels industry. The scammer usually sends out a sales agreement asking the victim to sign and provide bank details, including an irrevocable LC (Letter of Credit). He will also claim to possess samples ready to be shipped to the victim, a well-calculated ploy to encourage the victim to start sending money, usually in small amounts but gradually increasing. In fact, Cameroon does not possess export production capacity for any such products. Local production is insufficient to meet domestic demand and the international market price for these vegetable oils is far lower than the domestic market prices – hence there is no economic incentive to export. In most business scams, transactions are requested to be carried out via Western Union or Moneygram rather than through reputable banks.
We bring forth a quality range of Uncut Diamonds in the market. We are looking for serious buyers can sign long term monthly or weekly contracts with our company. These Uncut Diamonds are known for their high purity. These Uncut Diamonds are used for manufacturing a variety of diamond jewellery that looks adorable. We offer Uncut Diamonds at market leading prices.
All offers of Gold or Diamonds from Cameroon are scams without exception.
According to news reports there is only one company licensed to mine Diamonds in Cameroon.
We are a prominent Manufacturer, Exporter, and Supplier of Frozen Chicken. We offer processed and unprocessed chicken feet,
Cameroon does not export chicken products. Cameroon does not possess export production capacity for any such products. Local production is insufficient to meet domestic demand and the international market price for these products is far lower than the domestic market prices. Here's an exert from an article by respected Cameroon attorney Roland Abeng regarding this scam:
Your Excellency, I want to share this recent story of a certain Peter Osborne (a U.S citizen) who earns a decent living in outsourcing for commodities and primary products from Africa and Latin America for Asian and European markets. In April 2010 Osborne veritably believed he had struck a good deal for the purchase of ‘’chicken feet’’ from Cameroon which was to be shipped to a firm in Vietnam. In fact Osborne had two suppliers (whom he contacted through the ALIBABA website) who were to ship three and two 40 foot containers, respectively to Vietnam for a first deal! The total amount for this transaction which was supposed to be the first in a series amounted to USD 60,000.00 and Osborne was prepared to pay the amount in full once he received “scanned” copies of the bills of lading from his Cameroonian suppliers. To show his good faith and excitement Osborne sent an advanced payment of USD 10,000 to the suppliers. 3 days later he sent the remainder of the USD 60,000.00 to the “suppliers” just to discover after a few weeks that he was dealing with scammers.

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