List of Chinese Scam Reporting Websites

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  1. Admin

    Admin Administrator Staff Member

    List of Chinese Scam Reporting Websites

    If you have fallen victim to a Chinese scam it is often difficult to know who or where to turn to, and the help available can be quite limited.

    Even if you find it impossible to get your money back, you can help warn other potential victims (and vent some steam) by reporting it on a fraud reporting website.

    This article presents a list of these websites and a description of how they handle Chinese scam reports.

    Why Use a Scam Reporting Website

    There are two main reasons for using a scam reporting website.

    Reporting a Scam

    If you are the victim of a Chinese scam, choosing to report it will help protect others whilst allowing you to vent some steam. For purchases of limited value there can be little you can do to get your money back, so warning others may be your only method to get your voice heard.

    Due Diligence

    Many buyers sensibly choose to do a simple Google search of a company name before they place an order. If a bad supplier has been identified as a scammer on a scam reporting website there is a good chance this will appear in the search results.

    If you have become victim to Houde Lighting Appliance Co. Here are some reporting websites.

    This is only a very basic form of due diligence however, and more thorough verification is recommended.

    Chinese Scam Reporting Websites
    The below table identifies some of the best websites for reporting a Chinese scam.

    Name Homepage Description

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

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

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

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

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

    • Complaints Board 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 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) 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 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.

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

    • The Wholesale Forums You can report a Chinese scam on their Bad Supplier Experiences forum

    You have been cheated on Chinese supplier ? What to do ?

    (remember : we are talking about small orders only here and small-volume scams/cheats)

    So ... you have make the order, you have sent money and you have a problem like ...

     no reply at all (for 5 days at least)

     my items are still there (for more than 20 days, without telling me the reason)

     i received my items but they are faulty/dead/broken

     i received my items but they are wrong items

     i received my items but some items are missing or they are less

     they are asking me for more money because of their mistake.

    What to do next ?

    1. Send them mails,
    everyday, reporting the problem.
    Send the same mail to the company also, not only to the sales-person you were dealing with.
    Send it to their own website , on Skype, and on Alibaba Company's contact form.
    After 5-7 days without any reply at all, or without a solution to your problem , announce to them that you will start the legal procedure to take your money back, if you don't get a clear solution to your problem on the next 3-5 days.
    Make them clear that you will follow all these procedures written below.

    example ;

    Dear xxxxx

    This is the 5th (and last) mail i am sending to you asking for a solution about the xxxxx-problem.

    I have not still receive any reply from you (or a clear way to solve my problem)

    I would like to warn you that :

    if i will not receive a reply from you on the next 5 days (until April-25-2013)

    my company will assume that there is a scam case here and will start all legal procedures for a money refund, αccording to international trading rules

    1. ......




    7.........(all bellow written)
    As you can easily understand, there is no way to stop or recall these procedures, after April-25-2013 .

    2. Report them to Alibaba and Paypal.
    Alibaba : Login -> myAlibaba -> Submit Complaint and Report
    but ... don't wait for a solution !!!.

    If you paid via Paypal you can open a case and you will probably take your money back (if no more than 25 days).
    Otherwise just report this company. If they have many reports like yours they will close his account.

    3. Report all transaction and problems, with full details, on any related forum to protect other importers from this company.

    Alibaba's forum

    ECF forum

    4. Report all transaction and problems, with full details, on all scam-alerts and fraud-list sites

    to protect other importers from them.

    5. Report your case to the Chinese embassy in your country.

    6. Report your case to the China police Shenzhen department
    or find the right department here :

    7. Report your case to :

    Shenzhen Bureau of Trade & Industry

    Address: 3/F, Block C, Civic Center

    Tel.: (86 755) 8210 7117, 82107434

    Fax: (86 755) 8200 1360


    Shenzhen Industrial and Commercial Administrative Management Bureau

    Address: Gongshang Wujia Building, 7010#, Shennan Avenue, Shenzhen

    Tel.: Industry and Commerce ( 86 755 ) 12315 Price: ( 86 755 ) 12358


    Administrator of Local Taxation of Shenzhen Municipality

    Address: 28#, South Futian Road, Futian District

    Tel.: ( 86 755 ) 123662


    Shenzhen Customs

    Address: Shenzhen Customs Building, 1087#, Heping Road, Luohu District

    Tel.:( 86 755 ) 8439 8110


    Shenzhen Foreign Affairs (Overseas Chinese Affairs) Office

    Address: 2/F, Block C, Civic Center

    Tel.: (86 755)8210 5977, 8200 2509


    Shenzhen Port Office

    Address: 10#, South Futian Road, Futian District

    Tel.:(86 755)8339 4325, 8339 4409


    Shenzhen Entry-Exit Inspection & Quarantine Bureau

    Address: China Inspection & Quarantine Mansion, 1011# Fuqiang Road, Futian District

    Tel.: (86 755)8388 6000

    Fax: (86 755)8339 5995


    Shenzhen General Chamber of Commerce

    Address: 8#, Hongbao Road, Shenzhen

    Tel.: (86 755)8211 3000 ,2559 1851

    Fax: (86 755)2559 2408


    European Office Shenzhen

    Address:Ostendstr.100 D-90482 Nüremberg Germany

    Tel.: 0049-911-95339143(O) 5065025(H)


    North American Representative Office of Shenzhen

    Address: Los Angeles World Trade Center 350 South Figueroa Street, uite 288 Los Angeles, CA90071

    Tel.: 213-628-9888


    Japanese Representative Office of Shenzhen

    Address: Room 1908, 1-30-5 Hamamatsucho, Minato-ku, Tokyo 105-0013

    Tel.:(030)5733-2244 (030)3906-9301


    Last edited: Jul 4, 2017
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