I am regularly seeing people getting scammed on this forum. Here are some tips to not get ripped off. Myself and others constantly warn of this and still see others/Salehoo members getting scammed. Therefore, I am now offering these rules to stop this or greatly cut down.
1. Do not make an order from any company the first day you think of it. Wait three days before ordering. No matter what the sales person says. They may say it's a one day sale or I only have a few left. Wait three days.
This can be waived if the company is well known. For example, a company like Evertek or Newegg or Mountain Movies are well known and have excellent customer support. If you don't know if the company is well known, ask!
2. During those three days, research them. Do a Whois look up. Search their name on the internet. If you have Google Earth, search their address, zoom in and look at their business.
3. Ask on this forum if anyone has heard of them. Get a response from someone on this forum before ordering. Fudjj, myself and Salehoo admin are here a lot and you will get a response from one of us. Other master members are here as well and may answer too.
4. DO NOT order from an individual ever!!!!!!!!!!! This could be waived if they are a Salehoo seller. Salehoo sellers have given their drivers license and other identifying info. This is not a guarantee but by using along with steps 2 and 3, you reduce your risk.
We have seen this not work, as is the case with PPDWG. And of course, someone bent on scamming others can find ways to scam you. SO be extra alert.
Voodooonetwo has been able to order from places like Alibaba and make out OK. So there are ways, to do this. If your unsure ask.
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