A new type scam on Facebook

Recently I can see almost every day a new scam campaign by a Facebook/Instagram scam gang. They take some images from the web, often from Kickstarter, Indiegogo etc. – and they sell it at ridiculous low prices. Of course buyers will never get anything. Please let me know in case you see sites I should add here:

1fantasydream.com
2moday.com
2ubutterfly.com
2ufuture.com
allbuyhub.com
amazingminisales.com
bealoving.com
carolineseye.myshopify.com
catinpops.myshopify.com
cdb-shop.myshopify.com
coolerones.com
cooldab.com
ebikemalls.com
flexxdaily.com
florahues.com
freehue.com
globalsgatgetsshop.myshopify.com
greatfixo.com
hionlinestore.com
hootcostore.com
innovfashion.com
iutubuy.com
joyzonein.com
marycreationsstore.com
morderneo.com
momo-lucky.myshopify.com
naturemq.com
newmart.shop
next2day.com
popwig.shop
poyfind.com
rena1ssance.com
sailingme.com
sharkpopin.com
shopwelling.net
solopopgo.com
surelik.com
tranquill1ty.com
wigwholesale.online
worth-shop.com (seems store is down)
zakmma.com

Websites from this gang that are already down: 1mermaid.myshopify.com – crazyfox.store – elegpia.com – itstylish.co – supreme-q.myshopify.com – thecrazydealstore.com

You can see that all websites have the same style and largely the same products. This is one criminal gang that comes out with a few new websites every week.

This laser printer might be from a different scam gang: bigtrendys.com

Here are the expensive real gadgets products that the scammers often use: Snapmaker, Kniterate, Goliath CNC, Human Hoist, EBS Handjet, Stator Scooter, Migo 3D, DTV Schredder and many more

Update on company name on credit card:
The scammers usually use their trade name, i.e. next2day or whatever they use, the fraud transaction itself is handled buy a Chinese credit card processor called iPayLinks. They fake Paypal colors, but have zero security and provide safe transaction for scammers. It is also used for ***.MyShopify.com transactions.

Please help and warn others! Copy & paste this page link whenever you see any of those scam ads – unfortunately I am already banned by most of the scammers.

https://noscams.info/a-new-type-scam-on-facebook/

Thank you for your support!

Some example screen shots of the Facebook promoted scams:

Scam: worth-shop.com

Facebook Scam Ad Example: worth-shop.com

Facebook Scam Ad Example: freehue.com

Facebook Scam Ad Example: freehue.com

Facebook Scam Ad Example: hootcostore.com

Scam Ad: hootcostore.com

Facebook Scam Ad Example: coolerones.com

Facebook Scam Ad Example: coolerones.com

Xiaomi Fake Page on Facebook

Just saw a sponsored ad campaign by a fake Xiaomi site.

Xiaomi Fake on Facebook

Xiaomi Fake on Facebook

It was posted by Mi Xiaomi, Here is their Facebook page – Click it!

The ad campaign links to http://scooter.mi-xiaomi.co.uk

When you do a WHOIS for mi-xiaomi.co.uk you will that the website registered on: 06-Nov-2018 – 3 days ago!

What is sad is, that any scam can create a Facebook ad campaign and can reach many 10,000 Facebook users. And Facebook does nothing to check if a the ad relates to a scam or not. They are also very slow in taking action, even for the most obvious scams.

Some #electronics_scams for August 2018

Some #electronics_scams for August 2018. The Chinese websites are usually no delivery sites, the international websites usually just want to get your credit card number. Be careful!

bestbuyfr.online
cameraonline.club
flightclubsale.com
gd-orgelectronics.com
hk-ori.com
hkdbs.cc
juxiang-tech.com
kingmetal-products.com
lalide-lighting.com
lalidelighting.com
laptops-shopings.club
lesia.cc
mobileoutlet.club
mobilephonestore.co
pulitechnology.com
shenzhenluckytitytechnology.com
shenzhenzhimeiindustrial.com
sunshing.club
sz-weiming.com
szjiulongtech.com
szxiaopeng.com
xshowtrade.com
yue-mingtech.com
zhongxingdatechnology.com

June 2018 – more #electronics_scams found!

Here is an update to my #electronics_scams list. As usual, most are from China, but there are a few others. If you have any question about any of the sites – or any other website – ask me!

appleiphonewholesaler.com
bestgoelec.com
canfanshop.site
dcomputer.club
hk-topwell.com
mobile168cn.com
mobileconsumerelectronics.com
omgd-electronics.com
pcvipmall.com
rocketstock.store
smartphonebuysale.site
szruiantong.com
tioverukt.site
united-coopgroup.com

eeonstore.com – let’s have a detailed look at this scam!

Very often I get asked How do you know it is a scam? Usually I can tell within the first 3 Seconds. Today Moty asked me how about https://eeonstore.com/ ?

Let’s start with having a look how old the website is, for that I use the HE Net WHOIS: https://bgp.he.net/dns/eeonstore.com#_whois

It said: Creation Date: 2018-03-14 – the website is as of today just 2 month old. Even though on their website they write: EEON become the leading US wholesaler and distributor of the Apple iPhone since 2007.

The WHOIS registration name they use is Registrant Name: PERFECT PRIVACY, LLC. In my opinion a company that wants my (or your) money should need to have a real address, and not use an anonymization service.

From their DNS I see they use Name Server: ns9.wixdns.net – means they host their scam on https://www.wix.com – a legit business host where you can host your website for/from US$5.00/month.

So far it doesn’t look confidence building. But let’s have a look at the website.

First, let’s go back to EEON become the leading US wholesaler and distributor of the Apple iPhone since 2007. But their address: is:

EEON INC – 95 Hàng Chiếu, Đồng Xuân, Hoàn Kiếm, Hà Nội, Vietnam

How likely is it that a Vietnamese company can be the leading US wholesaler and distributor for iPhones? Correct, zero. Additionally, Apple has no wholesalers. All iPhone distribution is done by Apple directly. Whenever you see Apple iPhone wholesaler – it’s highly likely a scam.

They have a very nice (WOW) conference room I have to admit. You can create it too, here: http://eventasaur.us/office-mockup-room/# – yes, Photoshop helps, look here: http://robaxin25.us/office-room-mockup-free.php

At this point it makes not much sense to look further, so I just add this little points:

On the bottom you see the BBB logo – but it’s not linked to the BBB website. They are unlikely to be BBB credited. That the VerySign certificate also doesn’t exist might be no surprise.

My conclusion: 100% scam!

It might be the same scammers that where doing Awstore/Awstores (not working anymore)

A May 2018 #electronics_scams update

There are still plenty of electronics scams online. Here is my latest list. As usual most are from China. But some have (fake) USA addresses. Take good care!

bestvaluedelectronics.com
bubanke.com
buymalio.com
by-we.com
cacclimited.com
candaelectronics.com
devicetelecomltd.com
eeonstore.com
etradersupply.com
giftbyland.com
gotowholesale.com
hardwpc.com
hk-bhd.com
newtewei.com
paidforeal.com
phonextrade.com
pukong-electronic.com
salesforalltd.com
sharebiggest.com
shefanshop.site
socoolbiz.com
solt-tech.com
starmobilephone.com
sz-mvptrade.com
szbooy.com
uuc-electronic.com
wholesalesalestore.com
winpowerusb.com
wsdqq.com
yiygou.com

Tool scams = Credit Card Phishing = #electronics_scams

Quite a few people asked on my website and our Facebook page on feedback on websites like http://maintainedplaza.com, http://postedsale.com, http://filledsale.com – do they look similar to you? Prices are low, too low to be believable. No contact, no address.

They all look more or less like this one:

Typical tool scam website.

Typical tool scam website.

Aim is purely to get your credit card details. In case you did enter your card details, I suggest you monitor your credit card bill very closely.

I guess there are a few 1000 very similar websites in that design, all the same gang. Here are a few more that I could find on google within one Minute:

http://blackter.com
http://hotcshops.com
http://voyageestore.com
http://agencoll.com
http://blessstroe.com
http://storagstore.com
http://blackter.com
http://longevitty.com
http://likenes.com
http://lavendeshop.com
http://continuestore.com

#electronics_scams for February 2018

Some #electronics_scams for February 2018. Note that not all seem to be from China. There are a few that look like from other countries.

3nodtrading.com
bestsupplierprice.com
buyvipmall.com
dohotby.com
dslelectronicsworld.com
easyforeigntrade.com
electronicventuresltd.com
euairwheel.com
euvipwheel.com
fansele.com
geteke-tech.com
hk-expressproduct.com
hoveboad.com
intelligentsd.store
jinwowde.com
keyelectronictrade.com
legou-group.com
sz-nuping.com
szsunrisegroup.com
szwellphone-tech.com
xiaopeng-tech.com
zhongxingda-tech.com

#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