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5 Warning Signs That You’re Dealing With Chinese Scammers

5 Warning Signs That You’re Dealing With Chinese Scammers

by Matt Slater February 26, 2014

Incidents involving Chinese scammers are rife as many unwary buyers chase their dreams of sourcing products at incredibly low prices. These stories often arrive in our inbox, but in many cases there is little that can be done once these scammers have got someone’s money.

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Real Life Examples of Online China Scams

Real Life Examples of Online China Scams

by Matt Slater January 22, 2014

In our increasingly connected world it is unsurprising that scams are moving increasingly online. No where is this perhaps more true than in China where online “China scams” are becoming more and more rampant.

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How to Avoid an Alibaba Scam

How to Avoid an Alibaba Scam

by Matt Slater December 10, 2013

More and more importers are choosing to source products via the online B2B platform Alibaba, and with that comes an inevitable increase in the Alibaba scam.

A lot these scams would be easy to avoid if buyers were a little more aware of the issue and how to avoid it.

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Avoiding Three Types of 'Classic’ Business Fraud in China

Avoiding Three Types of 'Classic’ Business Fraud in China

by Matt Slater December 09, 2013

China Law Blog recently published their annual 'China Fraud Season' post, describing how fraudulent activities and scams in China seem to peak every year around December. Dan Harris lists a few types of what he described as ‘classic’ scams and fraud in China that are still going strong this year, or even seeing new twists.

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How to Avoid China Fraud with Basic Due Diligence

How to Avoid China Fraud with Basic Due Diligence

by Matt Slater October 15, 2013

Avoiding China fraud can often be achieved simply by carrying out basic research on a Chinese company before committing to doing business with them and before any financial transactions have taken place.

Just as in any other country, fraudsters and scammers exist in China and are only too willing to deceive you and your company.

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