B/L (Bill of Lading) manipulation scam

I recently received the following letter from a buyer in Ireland who is being abused by her China supplier.  As this situation is far from uncommon, in order to help other buyers, I am including key parts below. (Note: the B/L is the paperwork needed to release the goods into the buyer’s custody at the…

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Safe Payments = Safe Sourcing

Why is it so hard to locate a “supplier” that will take payments by “Credit Card”? Are credit cards not USED by Chinese people? I ALSO have trouble finding one which will take payment through an “Escrow” service. How is an American “buyer” supposed to have any “security” on a business transaction? I was ALREADY…

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My USB Supplier is Letting Me Down

We bought USB sticks from this company and have had some problems for data input.  We cannot contact this company with phone or email. Can you help us with what is happening? To help you, I have a few questions and comments: 1.     There are a lot of scammers targeting USB buyers, I hope this…

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Supplier Won’t Ship. Holding My Order Hostage.

We are a UK based online retailer who frequently work with Chinese suppliers I have managed to get myself into a sticky situation with what seems to be a fraudulent Chinese supplier based in Shenzhen and was wondering if you could advise me on what direction to go. I will summarize the chain of events…

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Supplier Blacklist Entry #2: www.hkvstar.com

Supplier Blacklist

  Update:  We have recently discovered www.SupplierBlacklist.com (SBL) which is a user generated list of bad suppliers. As of Dec 2012, we are no longer posting under-performing suppliers on the CSIC blog and encourage our readers to use SBL if they wish to expose a bad supplier or conduct due diligence.   While we hope…

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Blacklisted Suppliers in China

Supplier Blacklist

Update:  We have recently discovered Supplier Blacklist (SBL) which is a user generated list of bad suppliers. As of Dec 2012, we are no longer posting under-performing suppliers on the CSIC blog and encourage our readers to use SBL, if they wish to expose a bad supplier or conduct due diligence. NISSIS INDUSTRIAL CO., LTD.…

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