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Fraud Alert- High Risk Websites That Take Your Money and Run

Kristal Snider
ERAI, Inc.

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.

The perpetrators behind these fraudulent activities are believed to be operating the following sites as well as sites not currently known by ERAI:

www.accurate-chips.com
www.bom-components.com
www.buy-components.com
www.chipsemiconductor.com
www.chipstores.com
www.component-hk.com
www.components-center.com
www.components-chips.com
www.components-mart.com
www.components-shop.com
www.elect-components.com
www.electronics-chips.com
www.electronics-compo.com
www.electronics-distributor.com
www.electronics-ic.com
www.electronics-stock.com
www.hk-electronics.com
www.i-components.com
www.i-components.si
www.i-components.sk
www.infinite-electronic.com
www.key-chips.com
www.lcds-display.com
www.lcds-panels.com
www.lcds-screen.com
www.newjerseycomponents.com
www.now-component.com
www.online-chip.com
www.part-stock.com
www.sourcing-electronics.com
www.stock-chip.com

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
Bolan (Hong Kong) Trading Co., Ltd.
Components Center
Component HK
Doco Electronic Technology Co., Ltd.
Dynasty Digital Devices Co., Ltd.
Electronics IC
EMO Industry Limited
Fanno Electric Co., Limited
FUDA Group Limited
General Surplus Electronics Co., Ltd.
Gotek Electronics Co., Limited
Great Way Lighting Limited
Guo Feng International (HK) Industrial Co., Ltd.
Hengjia Trade Co., Ltd.
HengSun Industry (HongKong) Co., Ltd
HK XinYu Technology Limited
HK HYT Ltd. aka Hong Kong HYT
Hong Kong Oland Technology Limited
Huifa Technology (Hong Kong) Co., Ltd.
I Win Ltd. aka I-Win (HK) Limited
IT Electronic Components Limited
Jisong Electronics
Jianrong Electronics aka Jian Rong Electronics Limited
Kin Do Industry (HK) Limited
Kong Chong Hing Electronics (Hong Kong) Limited
LCD Displays Distributor
Leader Lighting Industry
LHG Limited
Lijingyin Trading Limited
MD Power Technology
Mingsun Lighting Co., Limited
Miraca Industrial Co., Ltd.
New Riverside Co., Limited
Olympics Long Co., Ltd.
Polaris (HongKong) Int'l Limited
Power Technology
Qiying Electronics Co., Ltd.
Reliable HK Electronics
Reytech Industry Co., Limited
Risesun Technology (HK) Limited
Shengmao Trade Co., Ltd.
Siusai Technology (HK)
Sunhigh (HK) Technology Co., Limited
Sunhta Industry HK Limited
TSINQ International (HK) Co., Ltd.
Universal Parts (HK) Co., Ltd.
View Lighting Co., Limited
Viewled Optoelectronic Co. Ltd
Vance Nam Components Limited
Wahsung Co., Limited
Western Precision International Holding Co., Ltd
Wonder Industry Electronic Technology Limited
YAKA (H.K.) Trading Co., Limited
Yixing Electronic (HK) Co., Ltd.

Risk Indicators

  1. These websites accept only payment in advance. Once payment is made, communications stop and goods are never delivered.
  2. 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.
  3. The sites falsely claim to be authorized distributors for major semiconductor brands.
  4. The sites falsely claim to be members of ECIA.
  5. The sites share almost identical language and, in some instances, are a mirror copy of one another.
  6. Obsolete and hard to find parts are identified as in “stock” at below market prices.

If you have done business with or have information about any of the above-named entities, please contact ksnider@erai.com.

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