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

8 thoughts on “A random scam look: freeshipelectronic.com

  1. They are a scam, bought an iphone from them. The tracking number wasn’t working and the lady told me”i have get news from ship company,
    the order is arrived to US airport now, its detained by them
    so you cant track it, the customs ask for 300$ custom fine,
    consider your long business, you just pay 150$ custom fine, we pay 150$,
    as soon as you pay the customs fine, you can get the order in 5 hours
    wait for your news”
    I decided to walk away and not lose more than what i have lost already

    • The China scammer often work like that. They claim goods are hold in customs and you need to pay a bit more to get it. One a ‘customer’ pays they are hesitant to simply walk away. You did the right thing. You have never gotten what you paid for.

  2. i bought some iphone from this company, we have check this is company is good,
    for foxccon company have one factory in zhengzhou, so they have good price,
    they get the iphone from factory directly,

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