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.
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.
The below table identifies some of the best websites for reporting a Chinese scam.
Name Homepage Description
(remember : we are talking about small orders only here and small-
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-
Send it to their own website , on Skype, and on Alibaba Company's contact form.
Make them clear that you will follow all these procedures written below.
This is the 5th (and last) mail i am sending to you asking for a solution about the xxxxx-
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-
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
7.........(all bellow written)
As you can easily understand, there is no way to stop or recall these procedures, after April-
2. Report them to Alibaba and Paypal.
Alibaba : Login -
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.
4. Report all transaction and problems, with full details, on all scam-
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 : http://www.shenzhenking.com/police.htm
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
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
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
North American Representative Office of Shenzhen
Address: Los Angeles World Trade Center 350 South Figueroa Street, uite 288 Los Angeles, CA90071
Japanese Representative Office of Shenzhen
Address: Room 1908, 1-