Fraud Alert- High Risk Websites That Take Your Money and Run
This message is a warning to any organization involved in the purchase of electronic components. ERAI has identified numerous websites run by malicious individuals that are paying for premium placement on Google and require payment in advance for goods but never ship the ordered product. These sites have been set up with the intent to commit fraud. Dozens of victims have come forward sharing nearly identical experiences.
The perpetrators behind these fraudulent activities are believed to be operating the following sites:
WARNING: Some of these sites may contain malicious code and/or content.
Invoices received in response to orders placed via these websites or the bank beneficiary name provided include, but are likely not limited to:
3 City Electronics
AYNX Electronics Limited
Component HK Wonder Industry Electronic
Doco Electronic Technology Co., Ltd.
EMO Industry Limited
FUDA Group Limited
Gotek Electronics Co., Limited
Great Way Lighting Limited
Guo Feng International (HK) Industrial Co., Ltd.
HengSun Industry (HongKong) Co., Ltd
HK XinYu Technology Limited
HK HYT Ltd. aka Hong Kong HYT
Huifa Technology (Hong Kong) Co., Ltd.
I Win Ltd. aka I-Win (HK) Limited
Jianrong Electronics aka Jian Rong Electronics Limited
Kin Do Industry (HK) Limited
LCD Displays Distributor
Olympics Long Co., Ltd.
Qiying Electronics Co., Ltd.
Reliable HK Electronics
Reytech Industry Co., Limited
Risesun Technology (HK) Limited
Sunhta Industry HK Limited
Universal Parts (HK) Co., Ltd.View Lighting Co., Limited
Vance Nam Components Limited
Western Precision International Holding Co., Ltd
Wonder Industry Electronic Technology Limited
If you have done business with or have information about any of the above-named entities, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
- These websites accept only payment in advance. Once payment is made, communications stop and goods are never delivered.
- The owner(s) of these sites purchase Google ads. If you Google a part number, it is likely the scam site will appear on either page 1 or page 2 of your Google search results.
- The sites falsely claim to be authorized distributors for major semiconductor brands.
- The sites falsely claim to be members of ECIA.
- The sites share almost identical language and, in some instances, are a mirror copy of one another.
- Obsolete and hard to find parts are identified as in “stock” at below market prices.
SEE MORE BLOG ENTRIES