Newby gets scammed

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Newby gets scammed

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Having fallen for the LG Express scam (now trying to get money back from Paypal) can anyone tell me if Courier Expert is legit or not ?

Lucky enough to have some direct work for a factory but was hoping to access backloads at reasonable (fair) rates, any advice on where to look ?

Using a Peugeot Boxer LWB van.

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Cant use the word ex pert then??

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Youd be better looking at the yellow website for sorting back loads out. Have you thought about doing mutidrop

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:wink: you need to read the SCAM section....and if ex pert smells a bit i think you know the answer. :suspicious:

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legrysexpressltd wrote:Youd be better looking at the yellow website for sorting back loads out. Have you thought about doing mutidrop
Hi, thought about multidrop but not really able to commit the time as I have a catering business that stops me doing it full time, on top of that the factory delivery job tends to be all over the place and the rates are reasonably good (and it's my brothers factory so its safe). Thanks.

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Id be looking at networking with companies that are local to where your deliveries are. Try shed5 which is cheep to join but great for networking. The big yellow site may be of use as well

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If the rates were good enough then you wouldn't need backloads

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Bob Johnson wrote:If the rates were good enough then you wouldn't need backloads
Exactly! If only people used their heads!

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True.............. but getting the good rate can be a work of art,theres always someone who will do the runs cheaper

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and whatever you do dont start paying for work you will find the jobs posted up less than break even wheel turning money.

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kenny99 wrote:True.............. but getting the good rate can be a work of art,theres always someone who will do the runs cheaper
Come on you're nearly there, almost but not quite,

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story of my life :lol:

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Bob Johnson wrote:If the rates were good enough then you wouldn't need backloads
I was in the haulage business running tippers back in the early 80's and the first thing you learn is that your outward load is somebody else's backload if they find out what you are doing. The rates I have let me make a profit without a backload but why wouldn't I try and earn both ways?

Strikes me as being blindingly obvious.

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legrysexpressltd wrote:Id be looking at networking with companies that are local to where your deliveries are. Try shed5 which is cheep to join but great for networking. The big yellow site may be of use as well
Thanks for that, I was thinking of trying shed5 but having been bitten by LG Express I've become cautious. If shed5 is straight I'll definitely have a go. The big yellow site? Forgive my stupidity but which one is that? Cheers

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andymctighe wrote:If shed5 is straight I'll definitely have a go.
I'm one of the straight guys ::D:

I am an ex-owner driver and I run Shed 5 exchange for couriers
Shed 5 is the best-value exchange: join for £25, stay for free!

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Mike George wrote:
andymctighe wrote:If shed5 is straight I'll definitely have a go.
I'm one of the straight guys ::D:
That's good to hear Mike, I will sign up with you and give it a go.

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andymctighe wrote:Strikes me as being blindingly obvious.
So does getting back to base ready for another full payer rather that fart arsing about ::D:

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Bob Johnson wrote:
andymctighe wrote:Strikes me as being blindingly obvious.
So does getting back to base ready for another full payer rather that fart arsing about ::D:
now that is a fair point and I won't be carrying jack for stupid money, might as well get home and have your dinner

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Got my money back from Paypal - I opened a dispute against LG Express saying that the work they advertised did not exist and Paypal found in my favour and refunded the payment. I guess that means you should always pay by Paypal if you can,

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Blimey is there really loads of scams about then???? off to the scam thread i go lol

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where is the 'scam' section at guys?

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This thread is a year old with no new scams added since then, so it's not as bad as it looks. I think Courier Expert is still going.

Shed 5 is also still going strong and doing its best to raise standards and weed out the bad guys.

I am an ex-owner driver and I run Shed 5 exchange for couriers
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