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02
Feb
2021
Kristal Snider

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. ER...
02
Feb
2021
Anne-Liese Heinichen

Three Iranians Charged with Illegally Exporting Electronic G...

On January 12, 2021, an indictment was unsealed in the US District Court, Eastern District of Michigan charging Arash Yousefi Jam aka Arash Yousefijam...
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01
Feb
2021
ERAI, Inc.

Former Avnet Asia Employee Charged with Criminal Conspiracy ...

On December 5, 2019, Cheng Bo aka Joe Cheng, a Chinese citizen, was charged with violating the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (IEEPA) and...
29
Jan
2021
ERAI, Inc.

US Government Announces Administrative Settlement against Av...

US Department of Commerce announced today an Administrative Settlement of $3.2 million (partially suspended) against Avnet Asia Pte. Ltd. (“Avnet Asia...
11
Nov
2020
ERAI, Inc.

How to spot a counterfeit - What is a counterfeit?

While a large focus in the industry remains on the dangers posed by counterfeit parts such as product failures, increased program costs, reduced relia...
20
Oct
2020
NASA

NASA Issues New FAR Supplement Requirements for Counterfeit ...

On August 27, 2020, NASA published the final rule of the NASA Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Supplement: Detection and Avoidance of Counterfeit ...
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15
Aug
2020
Damir Akhoundov

How to Spot a Counterfeit - When Minimum Testing Isn’t Enoug...

Many of the parts submitted to ERAI are reported after failing an external visual inspection, remarking and resurfacing testing or AC/DC electrical te...
12
Aug
2020
Department of Justice, Office of Public Affairs

The President of America Techma and Employee Arrested in All...

Assistant Attorney General for National Security John C. Demers, Audrey Strauss, the Acting U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York, and J...
28
May
2020
Damir Akhoundov

2019 ERAI Reported Parts Statistics

The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA), representing U.S. companies involved in semiconductor manufacturing, design, and research, announced tha...
06
Apr
2020

FBI Anticipates Rise in Business Email Compromise Schemes Re...

Fraudsters will take advantage of any opportunity to steal your money, personal information, or both. Right now, they are using the uncertainty surrou...
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06
Feb
2020

New InterCEPT Counterfeit Part Identification Class and Cert...

TM-03: Counterfeit Inspection and Testing of Electronic Parts: XRF, Radiography, Decapsulation and Criteria for Acceptance or Rejection
28
Jan
2020
Kristal Snider

Search Warrant Served Against Distributor that Shipped Count...

On December 17, 2019, a search and seizure warrant was served at the California home of George Attar a/k/a Emad Al Attar, the CEO of Vizocom ICT LLC, ...
10
Oct
2019

Business Email Compromise The $26 Billion Scam

This Public Service Announcement is an update and companion piece to Business Email Compromise PSA 1-071218-PSA posted on www.ic3.gov. This PSA includ...
06
Sep
2019
Mary Dunham

Navigating Around the Supplier Selection Land Mine

While there are dangers from untrained staff, substandard and counterfeit parts, and supply chain disruptions, arguably the most dangerous land mine i...
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22
Aug
2019
Kristal Snider

New InterCEPT Certification Programs

InterCEPT has developed two new certification programs designed for individual students in the electronics industry who want to take an extra step to ...
02
Aug
2019
Kristal Snider

Evaluating Risk - The Aftermath of the Rogelio Vasquez Convi...

On May 30, 2019, Rogelio Vasquez, aka “James Harrison”, owner of PRB Logics Corporation, was sentenced to 46 months in a federal prison after pleading...
18
Jun
2019
Kristal Snider

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 maliciou...
31
May
2019
Anne-Liese Heinichen

Rogelio Vasquez Sentenced to 46 Months’ Incarceration

Rogelio Vasquez, aka “James Harrison”, owner of PRB Logics Corporation, has been sentenced to 46 months in a federal prison after pleading guilty to t...
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20
May
2019
Kristal Snider

OEM and CM Buyers Targeted in US Based Bait-And-Switch Schem...

This message is a warning to any organization involved in the purchase of electronic components. A man by the name of Nick Martin has created, and/or...
02
May
2019
Anne-Liese Heinichen

Supplier Selection, Choosing Wisely

In the movie Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, Harrison Ford’s character is forced by a Nazi cooperator to find the Holy Grail to save his father fr...
05
Mar
2019
Anne-Liese Heinichen

TM-04 Counterfeit Inspection and Testing of Electronic Parts...

A new class has been added to InterCEPT’s suite of counterfeit inspection and testing of electronic parts study course. TM-04 provides an in-depth dis...
12
Feb
2019
Kristal Snider

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 maliciou...
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24
Jan
2019
Anne-Liese Heinichen

Independent Distributor Pleads Guilty to Supplying Counterfe...

Independent distributor Rogelio Vasquez, aka Roger Vasquez aka James Harrison, pleaded guilty on December 27, 2018 to knowingly supplying counterfeit ...
14
Nov
2018
Anne-Liese Heinichen

ERAI Adds New Alert Type - Cybersecurity Risk Alerts

In recent months, ERAI has noted an increase in unsolicited emails that contain malicious software attachments. Malicious software, or “malware”, can ...