I have been sent fake pictures of export license's fake approval for CE and DOT fake business email, you name it they fake it.Fake escrow fake products fake everthing.Also some people like to sell recalled products,you say wow what a bargain,just to find out later its recalled.Just today i was sent fake documents from a company.Sure ill buy your 185.00 apple iphone and way below cost computers.This is from a European company.Apple phones wholesale price is around 280.00usd
You can find many companies who do such that.Just do a internet search.They source the product for you check out the factory,make sure the company is real and in good standing.
Its true that paypal probably will not help you in the event of a scam, but that is usually the best option as most of the others make it very easy to 'take your money and run'.
Everyone starting out on here needs to know that you can't just find the 'ultimate supplier' the first time you buy, and that you will need to risk some money to get started. Like in any other investment, there is always risk involved, just do your research first.
Oh and from experience, one sign of a bad supplier (or scammer) is the Manufacturers photos on their website and not actual photos of their stock, look out for that, but it could be just case of they can't be bothered taking their own photos!