Good morning all.
A recent email fits some of the usual profile but I'm wondering if
any here know of this company or have had similar experience.
Mr. Akihiro Yasuoka says he represents Magenta Japan, an affiliate
of Magenta NYC whose principal he listed as Anastasia Sosa. I
verified that the originating IP address is in Tokyo Japan.
After stating that Anastasia Sosa may already have contacted me as
is their usual procedure [she hasn't], he explains that she is
nearing the due date for her baby and in effort to reduce her
workload they are contacting me directly.
The request is for about availability of some of my work
for purchase - at wholesale - for a client starting a wholesale
business next year. This client is further described as having over
20 yr experience in the field and relationships with "top classed
Japanese retailers and also with most of every department stores in
Another portion of his email:
"Our request and questions are here. a.If you have the merchandise
that are on the list we attached with this email at your stock now or
not? b.If you could sell to one of our client who are going to start
wholesales business in coming next year? c.If you could sell the
merchandises with F.O.B price or Exwork Price? If you could, how much
discount rate from NY retail price? "
I checked that the attached spread sheet was virus-free before
opening it. The three pieces listed are priced $470 to $630 retail.
Although there are additional pieces on the website priced higher
than $470, they were not listed.
A Google search for the NY company yielded a New York yellow pages
listing as well as a description on www.apparelsearch.com
> under Buying Groups for the
clothing and fashion industry.
Part of the description:
"Magenta: is an international buying office that caters to high end
specialty stores all over the world. . . . Magenta is one of the few
buying services that facilitates in buying activity for the most
respectable retailers in their countries and cities, and is
expanding with bases outside of the U.S."
The principal is listed as Anastasia Gianiks with an aol.com email
address. The phone number and address differ from the Yellow page
I have considered sending an email to Anastasia Gianiks but any
or suggestions on how to proceed will be appreciated.
Thank you in advance.