ETS (Express Transaction Services Inc.) of Montreal, Quebec first contacted us in June, 2007, our then Administrative Assistant was told that our shipment of supplies for our debit machine was ready and was asked to confirm our address. He assumed this to be legitimate and confirmed our street address.
We received enough supplies (and paid $404.93 (including GST) to last a few years. Much to our surprise another shipment arrived in March, 2008. I had our Admin Assistant call the company and tell them it must have been shipped by mistake and we were returning the supplies because we didn't need them. They said they could not take the shipment back. He called several times and was told they would just refuse the shipment if it came back - again we stupidly paid for unneeded supplies - $224.53 worth.
In June of this year our new administrative assistant received the same call. She knew nothing about our previous shipments and assuming this to be legitimate, confirmed our street address.
I knew nothing about this until the packages & invoices arrived. I still assumed ETS was an authorized supplier for our debit machine company and called ETS to tell them we would be returning the shipment. They said they would not accept the returned packages. I then asked if ETS was connected to our debit machine company and the woman said no, they were independent, which made me very suspicious indeed.
I called our debit machine company to ask if they had heard of this company - they hadn't, and then googled ETS and discovered the complaint which indicated the RCMP had in fact shut this company down in October, 2007 but our April, 2008 cheque was cashed by someone!