A small #Electronics_Scams update for September

Here is a small #Electronics_Scams update for September. Take good care! As usual most are from China, but not all.

ashteadltd.com
baoshengtechnology.com
bestscooteroutlite.com
camerafastmall.com
club.camerafastmall.com
cnglobalexport.com
e-electmartltd.ml
g-unitedgroup.com
hkbaishang.com
manatisa.com
mateusestore.com
sz-amazeoffer.com
szqblue.com
topskyelectric.com

A look at a specific site @ #Electronics_Scams

Recently a site visitor ask me about http://hjm-light.com and they have send him their business registration. So lets have a closer look….

He received this two scans:

The first is an annual Hong Kong business registration. They other one is the CR record, the record of incorporation.

What is interesting the the Chinese company name, 光电… and so on. Here is what is strange, they register in Hong Kong, their name is in China Chinese (simplified Chinese characters) but Hong Kong uses traditional Chinese character and their company name should start 光電…

Note the difference 电 and 電.

Not convinced that this is more Photoshop than real, then have a look at the English name and find it in the Hong Kong companies database at https://www.icris.cr.gov.hk (search is free, no need to register)

So I did a search for companies that start with “HJM” – and I got is this:

Ok, there is HJM PHOTOELECTRICITY, that is close…. But their registration dates are very different…

Most scams are that easy to spot when you look a little bit closer.

Take Care!

My #Electronics_Scams list for July 2017

#Electronics_Scams will not stop as long as you send them money. So be careful whom you send your money.

72buyers.com
bestusbelec.com
dao-ying.com
djselectronic.com
eurekaka.com
franklinbiz.com
freeshippingcn.com
hip-top.com
huibenn.com
inteyi.com
kyleworld.com
lansinke.com
lukyglobal.com
madeinchina2017.com
smartphones-wholesales.com
spinner-gift.com
sysco-group.com
xinmei-electronic.com
xpspeed.com
ztx-international.com

A new #Electronics_Scams list for June 2017

Here is a list of a few scams that people posted to me (thank you!) and a few that I found via searches. Take care, the scamming will not stop as long as people feed them with money!

alit-export.com
bestbuy-group.com
biskar.com
bjyongfengelec.com
buywholesalesale.com
cheapgalaxys8.com
chicagoelec.com
daydaymob.com
easytechmarket.com
flash-emart.com
global-wholesales-trade.com
happygotech.com
hk-fengyuan.com
iphone6splusforsale.com
kelongtech.com
kimi8.com
kingmaso.com
leibzi.com
njgzkmu.com
nutritte.com
offernewest.com
s8malls.com
superbowlbiz.com
sz-liannei.com
sz-mobileshop.com
sz-smartfactory.com
tabprix.com
tengda-trade.com
wnusb.com
xf-trade.com

#Electronics_Scams – May update

Here is an May 2017 update of fresh #Electronics_Scams:

applesale.us
cheap-bulk.com
cheap-shopping.eu
cheapsale.eu
discount-onlinestore.com
globalemarkt.de
kasaso.com
ketiton.com
kyetrade.com
laodimould.com
lukygroup.com
maxdigital-cn.com
mfs-international-market.com
mobilesmalls.com
multi-fac.com
pasoza.com
qqmould.com
quazaz.com
reflyingtrade.com
samsungagent.com
sz-fac.com
szestmall.com
szsuntech-elec.com
wholesaleforsale.eu
worldwideb2ctrade.com
yevstar.com

awstore.co – an update

In December 2016 I wrote a blog post about awstore.co.

They are still active on Facebook and their own website.

I had a look again, they have a new frontpage picture showing a cool phone store:

Nice store? Yes, certainly. Problem is, it’s not their store. It’s an Apple Store in Bangkok and the image is from Shutterstock:

So much to honesty.

I received also quite a lot of messages how good they are and that everything is fine. Problem is, I don’t believe them. I believe the many bad reports more:

Awstores.co fully scam ($6000 lost)

I lost $5,000 with awstores.co they are a SCAM!

My opinion didn’t change a bit. I believe it’s a scam.

Spring is here, scams grow like crazy!

So many new scams the last few days. #electronics_scams multiply like rats!

Added bonus, an Excel file with all 5027 #electronics_scams reported so far: cnscams20170407

2017trade.com
ambrize.com
ashinya.com
aurorafine-trading.com
baiyishops.com
boracaton.com
brandifulgroup.com
changwangelec.com
chicoya.com
cnfactoryshinetech.com
coretouniversal-unipessoallda.com
deluxetradltd.com
dumabiz.com
happygotrade.com
hongkong-deshang.com
huawei-honor-mall.com
icreatetele.com
intelelectronic.com
itradey.com
jensay.com
jewtly.com
jinruninthk.com
kongbestenltd.com
lutheranshk.com
meimeitrade.com
modesdi.com
pptti.com
rainiee.com
szhane.com
teammadehkltd.com
umintlhk.com
vinylife.com
w-superfactory.com
wangzhengtechnology.com
wholesalesale.eu

March #electronics_scams update

Finally, here is an update with more #electronics_scams – as usually, most are from China. But there are also a few from other locations.

Take care and stay safe!

bjfenen.com
buymoreltd.com
camerastationz.com
dfelecs.com
easygadgett.com
easytechtrade.com
gofuture-cn.com
hdelectronicx.com
hkbestsupplies.com
lukysolution.com
nerelay.com
oraelectronicinc.com
originalelec.com
personalelectronicsolution.com
personalelectronicsolutions.com
phonelincelectronicltd.com
rocky-trade.com
skymall-tny.com
sonnexglobalinc.com
sz-multi.com
szjoykingsuner.com
topvrbox.us
truebusinesscn.com
yutenglimited.com

A look at coreofficial.com #electronics_scams

I few days ago ‘Reda’ ask about coreofficial.com – so I had a look.

coreofficial.com website

The site is hosted on GoDaddy, so it’s most likely not from China. On their about page they say the company does iPhones since 2007 ….

coreofficial.com since 2007

.. however, the WHOIS tells us something different:

coreofficial.com created December 2016

Created in December 2016 – a bit over one month old now.

I don’t think they are in China, but lets have a look where they are located … right, there is no address, no phone. We even don’t know what country they are in.

Would I buy there? NO WAY!

A few more #electronics_scams

A little update to the never stopping list of #electronics_scams , as usual, most are from China. Take care!

boroney.com
esonel.com
holysell.com
huaweiagent.com
knownelecs.com
ksborn.com
onlinecheapsale.com
onlineego.com
oxindustrial.net
sztopeasy.com
szwces.com
wholesalegalaxynote7.com
wholesalesamsunggalaxynote7.com
yuntianyun.com

Check also my list of nearly 5000 reported #electronics_scams:

List of all #electronics_scams reported so far

A random scam look: freeshipelectronic.com

Let’s a have a closer look at a typical China #electronics_scam site that I reported already:

http://freeshipelectronic.com

What I notice first is, that websites looks similar to 100th of other China electronics sites. They have some random images of a (Apple?) store in China, and of course plenty of electronics on display.

Next, check the About Us :

There is eactually no information about the company at all. But they have a hotline:
+86-0371 4444444 (That is Zhengzhou, in Henan, not exactly the center of electronics)

Fake phone number

It’s fake, as all fixed line phone numbers in China are 8 digits.




They did some wrong linking too, here is what should be the About Us – and here they write since 2005. See if that matches the age of the domain…. next:

Now we do a domain registration WHOIS:

The domain was Created on 2016-11-16 – about 2 month old now, so not in 2005.

The have an open Message Board, were everybody can leave a message, so so far they received nearly 18000 pages of messages (each page has 20 messages, so it’s about 350,000 by the time of writing this – but this shows can have an open comment system without Captcha or admin approval).

Let’s look at just one product, the iPhone 7 Plus – which they offer at a very modest $300

iPhone 7 Plus for $300 , obviously a scam

There is an English proverb: if it’s too good to be true….. of course it’s a scam.

Just for you reference, the cheapest iPhone 7 Plus in China is RMB6388 – that is US$928

Here are iPhone prices in China, and around the world: http://iphone-worldwide.com

Take care of +447….. numbers

A few days ago I was asked about a cheap iPhone seller in the UK. Or that appeared to be UK based.

Their phone number started +447…

Obviously +44 is the UK country code. But +447… are international forwarding numbers. That means this person/phone can be anywhere in the world. In the past they where mainly in Nigeria. But now seems like scammer all over the world like those phone numbers.

Here is an old blog about +447 from fraud expert Joe Wein:

http://www.joewein.net/blog/2009/11/08/dial-44-70-uk-numbers-for-international-fraudsters/

Take care!



New Home!

I just move this website to a new server. Hopefully we will get a better speed now.

There might be still some errors, if you see something – tell me!

Enjoy the better speed now!



Last #electronics_scams Update in 2016!

Today I did another facebook post with a little electronics scam list. And at the bottom a list with all #electronics_scams reported so far!

bowinda.com
br-usb.com
cheap-iphone7.com
cheapgalaxys7sale.com
chsunrisegroup.com
dongfangelectronics.com
dutyfreestore-cn.com
etripltd.com
freeshipelectronic.com
hasabiz.com
honxintech.com
karisin.com
online-ebuy.com
progadgetsystem.com
ruchutech.com
szylwtech.com
xianfengtechnology.com
xmaliyun.com
xupeitrade.com
yansune.com





I was also ask if there is a complete scam list. Well, there will never be a complete list. But here is a EXCEL file with all electronics scams that I collected so far.

List of nearly 5000 electronics scams