This message is a warning to any organization involved in the purchase of electronic components. There is a website, www.components-center.com, being 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. This website has been set up with the intent to commit fraud.
is investigating what is believed to be a crime ring operating in the Los
Angeles, CA and Las Vegas, NV areas. There is evidence to suggest the
individuals operating these organizations are placing purchase orders with
fraudulent intent. A majority of the addresses provided herein are either
residential or belong to shipping services (e.g. Postal Etc., Mail Link, and
other similar services). The phone numbers are disconnected, the websites
cannot be located, are parked by the registrar, or are currently for sale, and
emails are either undeliverable or do not elicit responses. Most of the email
accounts end in .net or yahoo.com.