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