Chinese scammer list

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On March 18, 2013, the police overcame an extra-large contract fraud case for one month and arrested five suspects, including Yang Qiang (a pseudonym). It is worth mentioning that in order to defraud others' trust, Yang Qiang and others are also renting houses in Jinan, recruiting college students who are fluent in English and international trade as salesmen.

Two foreign companies were deceived in succession

Then, in early 2013, the staff of a company in Africa also turned to the police for help: At the end of 2012, they signed a contract with a foreign trade company in Texas to import 660 tons of soybean oil, and prepaid a deposit of 200,000 US dollars. It is possible to arrive at the agreed delivery time of the two parties. Not only the person in charge of the company, Li, has disappeared, but the phone cannot be reached. Even the company's office in Jinan is gone.

After preliminary investigation by the police, the gang has signed agricultural product export contracts with overseas companies such as Mozambique since August 2012, and has defrauded a total of US$265,000, equivalent to RMB 1.75 million.

It's one kind of International trade fraud. 

This is one of the common methods of fraud used by criminals. Register a fake company with a fake identity, then sign a contract with a foreign company to defraud the deposit. For the first few small deals, they may pay in time. It's just a way to trick you into believing that they will either evaporate after a big shipment at the last moment, or disappear into China after paying a small deposit to take a large shipment away.

 

There's no list for all scammers in China. They will constantly change information to register fake companies unless they are arrested. But the table below lists some of the best websites for reporting Chinese scams.

 

Name

Homepage

Description

ACORN

acorn.gov.au

Australian readers should consider reporting online scams to the Australian Cybercrime Online Reporting Network (ACORN).

Action Fraud

actionfraud.police.uk

If you reside in the UK you can report a Chinese scam to Action Fraud, the UK’s national fraud and cyber-crime reporting center.

AlibabaScam

alibabascam.com

This website's sole focus is on reporting scams on the popular Chinese platform Alibaba.com. 
Readers are encouraged to submit their "denunciations" on rogue suppliers.

All Scams Forum

allscamsforum.com

This simple forum allows users to submit their reports on a wide range of scams.

Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre

antifraudcentre-centreantifraude.ca

Canadian readers can report Chinese scams to this website, which is the central agency in Canada for such matters.

Complaints Board

complaintsboard.com

Complaints Board is a comprehensive consumer complaints website. 
Although there are no categories specific to China, their search function is very useful and many Chinese scams are reported.

FTC Complaint Assistant

ftccomplaintassistant.gov

Our readers from the US may like to consider submitting details of a Chinese scam to the Federal Trade Commission. 
Complaints from consumers are used to help detect patterns of fraud and abuse.

Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3)

ic3.gov

Managed by the FBI, the Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) may be a useful website for US readers to report more serious Chinese scams.

Ripoff Report

ripoffreport.com

Primarily targeted at US consumers, Ripoff Report is probably the world's most visited scam reporting website.
There are no China-specific categories but reports can be filed in a wide variety of circumstances.

Scam.com

scam.com

Scam.com is a free whistleblower message board to discuss and expose scams, rip offs and scammers. 
There are no China-specific forums but many relevant postings.

Scambook

scambook.com

Scambook is a complaint resolution platform - users report fraudulent companies and Scambook’s investigators try to resolve with the company. 
Many complaints are registered about Chinese companies but presumably their success rate is very low.

ScamWarners

scamwarners.com

ScamWarners is a popular website with a wide range of forums for different types of scams. 
Although there are no China-specific forums, there are many posts and it is easy to follow.

Supplier Blacklist

supplierblacklist.com

Supplier Blacklist is a user-generated list of unsafe suppliers, and Chinese companies feature prominently on their postings.

The Wholesale Forums

thewholesaleforums.co.uk

You can report a Chinese scam on their Bad Supplier Experiences forum


Many buyers will search for information on the target company in Google before placing an order.. If a bad supplier is identified as a scammer on the fraud reporting website, it is likely to appear in search results. Then we can avoid being scammed. But this is a very basic form of due diligence however, and more thorough verification is recommended.

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