Hundreds of Component Buyers Scammed by Fraudulent Websites

Kristal Snider
ERAI, Inc.

Hundreds of Component Buyers Scammed by Fraudulent Websites This message is a warning to any organization involved in the purchase of electrical, electronic and electromechanical (EEE) parts and/or materiel. 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.

Organizations searching for parts using Google should consider the following websites extremely high risk:

www.accurate-chips.com
www.best-component.com
www.blueschip-store.com
www.bom-components.com
www.buy-components.com (aka www.buy-semiconductor.com)
www.chipsemiconductor.com
www.component-hk.com
www.components-center.com (aka www.components-shop.com)
www.components-chips.com
www.component-en.com
www.components-mart.com
www.components-store.com
www.elect-components.com
www.electronics-chips.com
www.electronics-compo.com
www.electronics-distributor.com
www.electronics-ic.com
www.electronic-stocks.com
www.electronics-stock.com
www.hk-electronics.com
www.i-components.com
www.i-semiconductors.com
www.ic-come.com
www.infinite-electronic.com
www.infinity-electronic.hk
www.key-chips.com
www.lcds-center.com
www.lcds-display.com (aka www.lcds-panels.com / www.lcds-screen.com)
www.lcd-source.com (aka www.lcd-stock.com)
www.micro-semiconductor.com
www.newjerseycomponents.com
www.now-component.com
www.ocean-components.com
www.online-chip.com
www.part-stock.com
www.sourcing-electronics.com (aka www.sourcing-components.com)
www.stock-chip.com
www.usa-inventory.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
Avis International Trade Co., Ltd.
Bao LD Trading Limited
Bolan (Hong Kong) Trading Co., Ltd.
Butwe International Trade Co., Ltd.
Chao Chao Trading Co Ltd.
Chenghong Limited
China Golden Fidelity Trading Limited
Components Center
Component HK
CS Controls Technology Ltd.
Dahong Industry Limited
Doco Electronic Technology Co., Ltd.
Dynasty Digital Devices Co., Ltd.
Electronics IC
EMO Industry Limited
Exhibit Int'l Industrial Co., Limited
Fanno Electric Co., Limited
Fontasticon Electronics (HK) Co., Limited
Forevering International Co., Limited
Forwin Technology Co., Limited
Fuerle Lighting Limited
FUDA Group Limited
Fuerle Lighting Ltd.
General Surplus Electronics Co., Ltd.
Gotek Electronics Co., Limited
Great Way Lighting Limited
Guangfu International Trading Co., Ltd.
Guo Feng International (HK) Industrial Co., Ltd.
Haitang Trading Co., Ltd.
Haiyuan Electronic Technology Co., Limited
Hanpower Co., Limited
Haukon Industrial Co., Limited
Heng Chuan Trading Co., Limited
Hengjia Trade Co., Ltd.
Hengshi Enterprise HK Co., Limited
HengSun Industry (HongKong) Co., Ltd
Hesheng International Trade Limited
HL Trade Co., Limited
Hong Kong Arrow Trading Co., Ltd.
HYT Ltd. aka Hong Kong HYT
Huifa Technology (Hong Kong) Co., Ltd.
I Win Ltd. aka I-Win (HK) Limited
Intelinksun Limited
IT Electronic Components Limited
Jar Technical Co 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
Leyver Limited
LHG Limited
Lijingyin Trading Limited
MD Power Technology
Ming Xue Trading Co., Limited
Mingsun Lighting Co., Limited
Miraca Industrial Co., Ltd.
New Riverside Co., Limited
News Mart Victory International, Co., Ltd.
Niudun Technology Limited
Oland Technology 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
Run Xin Trade Limited
Sand & Rock Trading Limited
Seawall Trading Co., Limited
SGR Brother Tech Co., Limited
Shengmao Trade Co., Ltd.
Shenzhen PH Parts Electronics Ltd.
Siusai Technology (HK)
Sinhigh (HK) Technology Co., Limited
Sunclass Technology Limited
Sunhigh (HK) Technology Co., Limited
Sunhta Industry HK Limited
Suntonda Technology Co., Limited
Tai Hing Company Limited aka Hong Kong Tai Hing Company Limited
Taopu International Business Co., Ltd.
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
Weiyigou Import and Export Trading Limited
Wencheng Technology Co., Limited
Western Precision International Holding Co., Ltd
WEWO HK Technology Co., Ltd.
Wonder Industry Electronic Technology Limited
XinYu Technology Limited
YAKA (H.K.) Trading Co., Limited
Yangfan Limited
Yao Jing Trading Limited
Yhui Trading Limited
Yiren Hong Kong Trading Co., Limited
Yixing Electronic (HK) Co., Ltd.
YTA Trade Co., Limited
Zhenjin International Group Limited (Hong Kong Zhenjin International Group Limited)
Zhiyuan Trade Limited
ZTD (HK) Trading Co., Limited


Aliases being used by the perpetrators:

Addy = sales@stock-chip.com
Baile = baile@key-chips.com
Ben Yeung = Ben@Components-Store.com
Dave Wang = dave@components-center.com
Emily Lin = Emily@HK-Component.com
Ethan Zhou = Ethan@part-Stock.com
Frank Lin = frank@buy-components.com
Jack Lee = Jack@infinity-electronic.com
JC Lee = info@HK-Component.com
Jerry Chan = jerry@electronics-ic.com
Julian Lau = Julian@Best-Component.com
Kelly Fan = info@online-chip.com
Kevin Huang = Kevin@sourcing-electronics.com
Luca Au Yeung = luca@lcds-center.com
Mark Hung = mark@LCDs-Display.com
Mase Lee = mase@components-mart.com
Mason Yeung = Mason@i-semiconductors.com
Nestle Surmelia = n.surmelia@newjerseycomponents.com
Rex Chan = Rex@lcds-screen.com
Rio Zhang = rio@i-components.com
Rose Chan = info@hk-electronics.com
Roy Cheung = roy@component-hk.com
Scott Chang = Scott@Components-Chips.com
Tina Sun = info@electronics-stock.com
Wayne Li = wayne@electronics-chips.com
Weil Lee = weil@infinite-electronic.com / weil@ocean-components.com


All of the victims wired payment in advance to bank accounts held primarily with HSBC Hong Kong and The Bank of East Asia Limited. Law enforcement officials advised ERAI it is not uncommon for crime rings like this to use existing bank accounts belonging to third parties in order to receive payments. In return, the actual account holder is paid a fee. Enforcement officials indicated it is unlikely the criminals themselves are opening and closing these accounts making it more difficult to identify the perpetrators. While new bank accounts are identified regularly, thus far the following bank accounts have been used to receive payments from victims and are considered extremely high risk:

01258120128387
01261120120920
01270420095356
01274220087102
01274220099484
01281820105007
01282220125979
01282220093971
01288820140172
01514068008488
01515068014262
01515068016947
01515168011757
01515168011985
01515768014010
01515768022274
01518568020727
01521368010085
01524868012356
01525668020245
01525668024558
01525668031689
01525668031669
01525668035176
01525668036732
01525668038425
01525668050695
01525668054827
01526668010083
01526668010758
01525668033360
01527468002512
01527468003429
01551568021476
01551568024555
01551568021476
01551868016234
01552368021012
01553168016311
25039042515734
25039042515742
015765902838
023172935838
023297625838
023308117838
033091224838
033195314838
033808999838
053242665838
053420428838
098857089838
124336777838
143130383838
178050696838
400539359838
400748901838
535100448501
561703232838
561727074838
561774977838
561779810838
561780677838
561812223838
561831041838
658165881838
697001964838
697002558838
747066207838
747094787838
747095875838
747098622838
725114387901
801151432838
801278300838
801312539838
801381302838
801416660838
808889760838
813362837838
817219371838
817468937838
817809890838
817784168838
817855430838
839454271831
033106709838
561875857838
561847765838
582317053838
652556317838


Risk Indicators
  1. These websites accept only payment in advance. Once payment is made, communications stop and goods are never delivered. Do not wire payment in advance to organizations that refuse to use alternate forms of payment such as credit card, Pay Pal, or escrow or who otherwise refuse to provide verifiable trade references.
  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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