#electronics_scams for January 2018

Some #electronics_scams for January 2018 – be careful, they will never stop making new scam websites:

2018center.club
applecooperation.com
asiafba.com
besteu.club
egometech.com
gadgetwarehouseltd.com
meiyans.com
newheijin.com
shsalegreat.club
tanpaking.com
xinyubusiness.com
yiliworldelec.com

How to verify a Chinese ICP number/号

You may have heard about the ICP registration system in China for any website that is hosted in China. It appears at the bottom of many Chinese websites. To give you an example, I choose the Huawei’s Chinese website for their Honor line of smartphones: http://www.honor.cn

At the very bottom, right side, you see their ICP number: 苏ICP备17040376号-4

It is a clickable link. When clicked it brings you to this Chinese government website: http://www.miitbeian.gov.cn

To people that don’t read Chinese it looks, well, Chinese. But we do not give up so fast!

Look near the bottom, right side, and click: 公共查询

On the next page, click the 2nd option in the left menu: 备案信息查询

Verify Chinese websites CIP numbers.

The data entry table appears, and we click: 备案/许可证号 (4th option)

And we enter: 苏ICP备17040376号 (without the -4)

We are now nearly ready, but you need to get the verification code. To get that click on 获取验证码 (last line, see the green arrow in my image)

A code will be generated, enter it (a red marking shows if you are wrong, a green when you are correct) – and click 提交 (blue arrow).

Verify Chinese websites CIP numbers.

And you get the below out and your websites shows up as honor.cn, which means it is correctly registered.

If your domain does not show up it means either it was copied from another website, so it’s fake, or it’s not in the database yet. It changes slow sometimes.

#Electronics_Scams for December 2017

Christmas is just over and unfortunately the scams did make good money from some poor souls. Really, do your research and buy only if you see absolutely no warning signs!

3nodtrade.com
aelectronicc.com
albandon.com
amzarena.com
balancingcarsale.com
biubiusupplies.com
bunsales.com
cosysale.com
easytechtrading.com
electronicxway.com
fshom.com
happygotrading.com
hk-desheng.com
icorh.com
maersk-group.com
mobilesaleall.com
sporwatcall.com
szegotc.com
szfuturego.com
usaonlinesale.com
yatian-industry.com

#Electronics_Scams for November 2017

Most of this #Electronics_Scams are from China, but not all. Plenty of scam artists from other countries try to get your money. Take good care of it!

alimctrade.com
bestoutlite.co.uk
busytradetnt.com
cameraimg.com
cheapoutlite.com
dadu-shop.com
dealsmall.co.uk
galaxyabb.com
galaxysll.com
hamelatrade.com
hk-fuming.com
hotstore.co.uk
infinitetechlimited.com
iwillmart.com
kingplaye.com
mobilepks.com
mobilesoc.com
mytelecomllc.com
norwak.com
nvnstore.com
okostore.com
okworldtech.com
piestosll.com
simplywirelesspteltd.com
sofiza.com
sporwatcan.com
tycoelectsdn.com
uoustore.com
viphotbest.com
vipmall.co.uk
vvebuy.com
wingotechnology.com

A word about Bitcoin Hardware…

Recently I get quite a few requests about bitcoin mining hardware from China. This type of hardware is rather new and therefore the companies/websites are also new.

Bitcoin

In China there are only a few manufacturers, lots of resellers, and of course lots of scams. I suggest you stick to companies that are known in the Bitcoin community, here are a few:

baikalminer.com
bitmain.com
eastshore.xyz

I added 2 more sites:
ebang.com.cn
innosilicon.com

And if you have specific questions about Bitcoin related software, hardware, whatever, there is a great, very active forum: bitcointalk.org

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