Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals/Jewelry selling concerns.
Dear Jonathan, I sell fine jewelry online and I have a customer from South America who recently purchased an emerald gemstone ring from me. This buyer has asked me to send the ring to a mailing company in Doral, FL(supposedly many people in South America who purchase items from US have their purchased items sent to a mailing company in the US who then delivers the items to their location in South America.
I have heard that many fraudulent purchasers use mailing company in the US. However, I have a question.
I know that some of the best emeralds are mined from South America and if I am correct, the price for emerald jewelry would be less expensive in South America compared to US. Therefore, I am confused as to why a customer would want to purchase an emerald ring from the US when it would most likely be less expensive to purchase in South America.
-Is this is a red flag that a person from South America would purchase an emerald ring from the United States and have it mailed to their location in South America?-
I ask because I am wondering if I need to cancel this transaction. I very much need your assistance
For international customers we always request a wire transfer which will keep you (as a merchant) safe.
This is the payment method you should receive and once you receive it you can ship it to anywhere they quest.