Let’s thank Janicke for having the courage to tell others about the scan she fell into. I am happy to help spread the word and help others avoid this drama.
In her words:
I was lured to Macau (convenient as you do not need a visa) to sign a lucrative business contract (over £1 million). The initial enquiry came in over our website and after a few short emails and phone calls, a contract arrived and we were requested to visit in person to sign.
After the initial meeting and signing of contracts, we went out for a celebratory lunch. Everything was going really well until we were asked to give them a cash gift of £600 as thanks for the opportunity to do business. I refused.
The following day, I managed to speak with the interpreter and she revealed that every day they have a company over to sign a business deal and every day they go to lunch. Every day they ask for a bribe and virtually every day the company pays.
There is no business deal – it is just a scam to extort money out of unsuspecting, enthusiastic businesses!
Please help spread the warning.
Wishing you successful China Sourcing!
Author, “The Essential Reference Guide to China Sourcing” (chinasourcinginfo.org/book/)