First post and looking for some urgent support.
Background: I recently dropped off a package to be returned to a supplier at a UPS point. I wasn't provided any proof of postage despite asking for it and the package now seems to have disappeared. The supplier won't issue a refund as there's no UPS record of it on their tracking system.
The drop off point are denying that I dropped it off. Using Google maps I can confirm that I'm at that point at the specific time and date but I'm wondering if there's any way that I can get my phones specific location at that point in time to back up what Google maps is saying.
I've asked my phone provider who say they can't/don't provide it to me but I'm hoping that someone may know of a way to find a log on the phone to prove my point.
Currently I'm feeling like the items been stolen and I'm being accused of lying so I'm pretty angry and want to be able to prove what I'm saying.
Any help would be massively appreciated.
Phone: Samsung S20 Note Ultra
That's pretty much where I'm at just now. Unfortunately, it was over a month ago I left the package there and the supplier advised to wait 14 business days for a refund so likelihood is there's no CCTV. The store are unnecessarily stand offish which raises suspicions in itself.
Communicating with them has been s nightmare as it's solely via email and the customer service is based on the USA so time zones become an issue.
I'm hoping that as I can show the time line map in Google maps the company will refund me and take up the issue with UPS and ultimately the store.
Fantastic to know! I'll contact UPS and see if they have any information. The customer service is in the USA but there company return is in the UK I believe.
If they've collected it but not scanned it at the depot would I be right in saying that it wouldn't show on any tracking or should it still show as collected from the collection point?
It would normally be scanned at every stage of its journey. If a couple of scans are missed, it doesn't matter too much. The critical scans are the ones showing export from origin country, and import to final destination country. If it transits through a 3rd country, that helps. Here's what I mean:
GOOD TRANSIT SCAN...
tracking no. *********** -
Collected @ 17.30, Smith's Parcels, Hometown
18.44 - arrival @ UPS, GLA (Glasgow)
19.22 - dep. UPS GLA
20.55 - arr. PIK (Prestwick)
22.00 - dep. PIK
00.25 - arr. KOR (Kortrijk, Belgium)
03.00 - dep. KOR
05.50 - arr. JFK
08.25- dep. JFK
09.15 - arr. LAX (Los Angeles)
10.12. - pending customs clearance
13.30 - released customs
07.30 (next day) - out for delivery
11.13 - delivered
11.13 - signed: JONES
As you can see, the transit through Belgium is not important, unless the package got lost in transit. In that case, the guys at GLA, and PIK would be asked to conduct a depot search. If all clear, KOR would be asked to check. Likewise at JFK. Finally, LAX would be asked to check the warehouse. Your 'lost package isn't actually lost - its just gone astray in their network.