Yet Another Victim of Small Order Scams

I have sent money with Money Gram and Bank to supplier of GPRS Tracker and Clock GPS a few weeks ago. As of today I have not any goods nor any communication from the seller. My amount lost is US 600 and I think the seller is hiding and not responding now that they got my money. Can you help me ????

Unfortunately, this is a common problem in China. The small overseas buyers of products like GPS, electronics and car parts are targeted by the scam artists because many small buyers don’t bother to do the due diligence or audit the seller. Here are some of our blog posts to help buyers avoid getting ripped off.

Blacklisted Suppliers Entry #3 Phones and Watches Scam
Genuine products from China?
Red flags to suspect the supplier is not legit

But as you mention, the payment has already been made so reading the above warnings now is already too late. Below I’d like to share some blog posts about what you may be able to do now.
I think I’ve been scammed for several thousand dollars. What do I do?
They Didn’t Ship My Order
Factory Didn’t Ship the Right Amount, Now They Won’t Reply.
Supplier refuses to ship out goods after payment

Let me know how things work out.

Question answered by Mike Bellamy, host of “Ask the Experts” at the China Sourcing Information Center.

Mike Bellamy is an Advisory Board Member & Featured Blogger at the not-for-profit China Sourcing Information Center ( He is also the author of, “The Essential Reference Guide to China Sourcing” ( and founder of PassageMaker Sourcing Solutions ( )

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