Come to China and sign a contract scam

The invitation to China to sign a lucrative sales contract is a fraud scheme that has been going on for many years and a ripoff that companies sadly enough still fall victim for.

The whole idea of the scam is to convince a foreign company to pay various administration fees and gifts in order to land a very attractive sales contract with a Chinese buyer.

At first glance, it can be difficult to assess the risk of selling to a first-time customer from China. It should be imperative to screen the credibility of the Chinese buyer by requesting a business license copy for verification, check the foreign trade rights and conduct a litigation check. (read how to conduct your own free business license verification, foreign trade right check, and litigation check). Companies that are selling commodities such as meat or crops to a Chinese company should, in particular, do a comprehensive background check of the buyer and make sure that the buyer is capable of financing the final payment in a situation where commodity prices drop during the shipment to China.

If the due diligence does not raise any red flags but an invitation to China to sign the contract or a request to pay a notary fee lands in your inbox, then it is very likely a scam and you should walk away immediately. If a Chinese company does not mention anything about notarization fees and invitation to China, then they could be a genuine buyer. In that case it would be necessary to check their ability to pay and fulfill a contract. Please read the post about selling to Chinese companies

How the scam works

There are 3 versions of the build-up to the scam but the pattern and outcome are the same.

Version 1

A Chinese company sends out unsolicited emails to mostly small and medium-size companies to inquire about product/service and the price. After having received a quotation, the Chinese company will express interest in purchasing a substantial order and very often without any attempt to negotiate the price. The Chinese company will then send a purchase agreement that confirms the order size, products/services and payment terms (normally from 30% up to 50% prepayment). Everything looks great until the foreign company is invited to China to sign the purchase contract face to face with nobody else than the CEO. The Chinese company asks for a passport number, name, travel dates etc to issue a formal invitation letter as documentation for visa application.

Version 2

In the second version the Chinese company contacts a foreign company and asks them to host a travel or business event for 100 to 300 people. The Chinese company asks for a quotation that covers expenses for accommodation, meal, travel and other services. The offer is accepted with no hesitations and the Chinese company replies with an agreement that must be signed in China.

Version 3

I have written a separate post about the 3rd version where a couple of fraudsters pretend to represent a reputable Chinese company and ask the scam victim to remit money to a private bank account. Read about the case here

How the ripoff works

The foreign company does not want to miss the fantastic deal and sends somebody to China to sign the contract. In China, the foreign company representative meets the CEO and other high-level management and is asked to pay for dinner expenses and buy a gift to the CEO who takes the final decision on the deal (often an expensive gift made of gold). The foreign company representative is also asked to pay a fee for notarization of the purchase contract and other “mandatory” administration fees to for example China Customs. The whole set-up is a fraud. After having returned home from China, the foreign company NEVER hears from the Chinese company again.

The notary public fee

Companies that rejects the invitation to China will still be met with the demand of paying a notary public fee. The expense can be a fixed fee of anything from 1000USD up to 10,000USD or a fee that is 0.3% of the contract value. Some companies will try to deduct the fee by lowering the sales price but the Chinese company will insist on the fee and suggest that the fee is split 50/50 to give the impression of flexibility and fairness. The whole thing is only a setup to cheat money. Notarizing a purchase contract in China is complete nonsense and not required by law at all.

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Example of a fake receipt for a notary public fee. A formal receipt or Chinese “fapiao” from a notarization office would normally carry much more details such as a tax identification code and would not be handwritten.

Who are the companies behind the scam?

Companies behind the “come to China and sign a contract scam” have a relatively short lifetime of 1 to 2 years. Companies that were active in this fraud scheme 2 to 4 years ago are now dissolved, inactive or had the business license revoked. However, new companies with exactly the same intentions are registered again and again.

Here is a list of companies that are reported active in 2017/2018.

Company Name (EN) Shaanxi Feng Qin Trade Co., Ltd
Company Name (CN) 陕西风沁商贸公司
Business license 91610133MA6URX8E8L
Establishment Date 29th of March 2018
Legal Representative Yang Li Jun (杨立军)
Address Address No.369 North of Taihua Road Weiyang District Xian City China . Pc .710016
Office Phone 86-29-68568356
Mobile Phone 86-17039092007 86-18229097364
Emails sxfqsm@yeah.net
Contact person Betsy, Betty or Helen
Website http://www.sxfqsm.com
Company Name (EN) Yunnan Zhouyun Import & Export Co., Ltd
Company Name (CN) 云南周韵进出口贸易有限公司
Business license 91530100MA6KCWYC37
Establishment Date 7th of March 2017
Legal Representative 郑国芹
Address 云南省昆明经济技术开发区云大西路39号新兴产业孵化区A幢7楼7319号”
Office Phone 86-871-63852259
Mobile Phone 86-18313890965, 86-15198853509, 86-15687892921
Emails chinaynzy13@188.com, chenhzgs2@vip.163.com, ynkmwqw11@vip.163.com
Contact person Zhu Yonfu, Haidong Chen, Yu Mo, Zhu Changshun
Website N/A
Company Name (EN) Henan Changxu Import & Export Trading Co., Ltd
Company Name (CN) 河南长旭进出口贸易有限公司
Business license 91410100MA44ETBC14
Establishment Date 27th of September 2017
Legal Representative 黄哲锋
Address 22 Dongfeng Road Jinshui District Zhengzhou City China.
Status Abnormal Business Operation
Office Phone 86-371-56051299 or 86-371-56051299
Mobile Phone
Emails Info@chinahncx.com
Contact person
Website http://www.chinahecxjck.com (not working)
Company Name (EN) Xi’an Yaoke Import & Export Trading Co., Ltd
Company Name (CN) 西安耀科进出口贸易有限公司
Business license 91610132351711250L
Establishment Date 19th of August 2015
Legal Representative 许朝光
Address NO.25, Dianzi ZhengJie Dong Sanxiang, Xi’an, China 
Status Abnormal
Office Phone 0086-29-63625416, 0086-29-63625418
Mobile Phone 0086-18292677278, 0086-15929907719
Emails
Contact person Honglin Fan  Xu Chao Guang (许朝光)
Website
Company Name (EN) Shaanxi Suofu Trade Co., Ltd
Company Name (CN) 陕西索富贸易
Business license 91610104MA6TX56C4R
Establishment Date 11th of November 2015
Legal Representative Hu Zong Ying (胡宗营)
Address  ROOM 20733-7 FLOOR,2 UNIT NO.1 LONGHU MOCO INTERNATIONAL, NO.20# XINGHUO ROAD, LIANHU DISTRICT,XI’AN
Status In operation, abnormal business operation
Office Phone 86-022-60771556
Mobile Phone
Emails sales@sfmetal.cn
Contact person Jack Wang
Website
Company Name (EN) Yunnan Gaosai Import and Export Trading Co., Ltd
Company Name (CN) 云南高赛进出口贸易有限公司 
Business license 91530103MA6K4UBP40
Establishment Date 11th of March 2016
Legal Representative Yi Zhong (易钟)
Address No.17,Jinshi Residential Quarter, Panlong District, Kunming City, China
Status Business license revoked
Office Phone 0086-0871-65127808
Mobile Phone 0086-18687527169
Emails ynkmww4@163.com, liuyifang17@vip.163.com, liuyifang11@vip.163.com
Contact person Ming Yu, Liu Yifang
Website http://www.ynkmpgs.com
Company Name (EN) Shaanxi Tengyu Imp & Exp. Co., Ltd. 
Company Name (CN) 陕西腾宇进出口有限公司 
Business license 91610112MA6TXKRG18
Establishment Date 24th of February 2016
Legal Representative Zheng Bao Guo (郑保国)
Address 陕西省西安市未央区明光路龙府北郡腾龙阁19幢2单元501
Status Business license revoked
Office Phone
Mobile Phone 0086-13571997872
Emails
Contact person Meng Xiang Li
Website
Company Name (EN) Xi`An Blessing Wide Trading Co., Ltd
Company Name (CN) 西安福阔商贸有限公司 
Business license 91610131MA6U18MN0F
Establishment Date 13th of January 2017
Legal Representative An YIng Chun (安迎春)
Address Jinqiao International Plaza, Building 1, Room 31009, NO.50 Keji Rd,Gaoxin District,Xi´an,Shaanxi,China 
Status Business license revoked
Office Phone 86-29-63336915
Mobile Phone 0086-13571997872
Emails fktradingg@163.com,cmtradingb@163.com, zgtradingf@188.com
Contact person Frank, Luo Ming (罗鸣) Yin Ren Ling (殷任灵)
Website
Company Name (EN) Xi`An Bei Ao Trading Co., Ltd. 
Company Name (CN)  西安北奥商贸有限公司 
Business license 91610131MA6TYGTR9J
Establishment Date 28th of July 2016
Legal Representative Zhu Xiao Li 朱小莉
Address Shaanxi, Xi´an Gaoxin District, Tangyan Nan Road, 3rd Block, No 1, 18th Floor 
Status Abnormal operation
Office Phone
Mobile Phone
Emails
Contact person Mu Huan Huan ( 穆欢欢)
Website
Company Name (EN) Shaanxi Guangda Electrical Equipment Engineering Co., Ltd.
Company Name (CN) 陕西广达电力设备工程有限公司
Business license 91610133MA6U61238R
Establishment Date 27th of June
Legal Representative Li Ping Zhang (李平章)
Address No.2 Fu Rong South Road, Qu Jiang New District, Xi´an City 
Status Active
Office Phone 0086-29-88453511
Mobile Phone 0086-15829629823, 0086-13619296713
Emails shaanxiguangda@yeah.net, sun.jinfa@shaanxiguangda.com, sxgdelectric@vip.163.com, shaanxiguangda@126.com info@shaanxiguangda.com, sxguangda01@163.com”
Contact person Mr. Zhang Liang, Mr Sun Jinfa, Liu Jia Mei ( 刘加美)
Website http://www.shaanxiguangda.com
Company Name (EN) Xi’an Qing Xian Lv Trading Co., Ltd (related to Nuolang, see this report)
Company Name (CN)
Business license
Establishment Date
Legal Representative
Address NO. 216 TAI BAI SOUTH ROAD, YAN TA DISTRICT, XI’AN
Status
Office Phone 0086-29-62329368, 0086-29-61857812
Mobile Phone
Emails officeqxl@163.com, officexaqxl@163.com, officesxqxl@163.com officecezyqxl@163.com, officexfqxl@163.com, officezjqxl@163.com
Contact person Judy, Betty
Website http://www.qingxuanlv.com/
Company Name (EN) Xi’an Nuolang Trading Co., Ltd (see a comprehensive investigation)
Company Name (CN) 西安诺朗贸易有限公司
Business license 91610133MA6UQ9X955
Establishment Date 22nd of January 2018
Legal Representative Yang Shao Rong (杨少荣)
Address No. 10 Rong Xin Road, Gao Xin District, Xi’an City
Status Active
Office Phone +86-2963035040,+86-2963035041,+86-2963035043, +86-2963641393
Mobile Phone
Emails officesxnl@163.com, officexanl@163.com, officennl@163.com, officenll@163.com, officexfnl@163.com, officezynl@163.com, officerynl@163.com, officejnl@163.com
Contact person Judy, Betty, Wang Hai Ping (王海平)
Website http://www.nuolangshangmao.com
Company Name (EN)  Guizhou Chuangmao Import & Export Trading Co.,Ltd
Company Name (CN)  贵州创茂进出口贸易有限公司
Business license  91520900MA6DNXAA0L
Establishment Date 15th of November 2016
Legal Representative  Hou Li Na (侯丽娜)
Address No. 10 Rong Xin Road, Gao Xin District, Xi’an City
Status Active
Office Phone +86-851-85814642
Mobile Phone +86-18585021056
Emails marcia@gz-cm.net, info@gz-cm.net
Contact person  Mr Yang (Photo of Mr Yang together with a scam victim)

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Website www.gz-cm.netwww.gzgycm.cn 
Company Name (EN)  Xi’an Createwucloud Business Trade Co., Ltd
Company Name (CN)  西安创伍云商贸有限公司
Business license  91610132MA6UQNB69P
Establishment Date 7th of February 2018
Legal Representative  Gu Qi Long (谷其龙 ) – Also company shareholder
Address 2nd Seat, Sai Gao Street Feng Cheng 5 Road Xi’an City Shaanxi China
Status Active
Office Phone No landline, only mobile number
Mobile Phone +86-18700816231
Emails officecwy@foxmail.com, cfficefc@foxmail.com
Contact person  Frank, Tian Yu Wei (田玉薇) (2nd company shareholder)
Website www.xiancreatewucloud.com
Company Name (EN)  Xi’an Suchuang Trading Co., Ltd
Company Name (CN) 西安速创商贸有限公司
Business license 91610133MA6UPXGR4H
Establishment Date 5th of January 2018
Legal Representative  Huang Binfeng (黄彬峰 ) – also CEO and shareholder (60%)
Address  Taibai South Road 191
Status Active
Office Phone  +86 29 6878 8583
Mobile Phone  
Emails  
Contact person  Liu Yanjing (刘雅静) – Shareholder (40%), Zou Wen Juan 邹文娟
Website   www.xasuchuang.com 
Company Name (EN)  ShaanXi Yi Tao Tan Trading Co., Ltd
Company Name (CN) 陕西逸涛坦商贸有限责任公司
Business license 91610131MA6WBXJQ08
Establishment Date 4th of January 2019
Legal Representative  Wang Xiang Qin (王香芹) – also CEO and shareholder (50%)
Address  No. 216, Taibai South Road, Yanta District, Xi’an, 710065
Status Active
Office Phone  
Mobile Phone   +86-17087022601,+86-18391456195, +86-029-87559398
Emails contact17@vip.163.com,yitaotan@tom.com, zgzksmchen@163.com,  contact@sxytt.com
Contact person  Gao Dong Liang (高冬良) – Shareholder (30%)                                        Feng Jun 鲍凤军  Shareholder (20%)                                                        Lisa or Peng Fulin Bao, Mr Zhang
Website www.yitaotan.com  
Company Name (EN) Xingye Int’l Group Development Ltd
Company Name (CN)  
Business license 
Establishment Date  
Legal Representative 
Address China (Guangdong Pilot Free Trade Zone) – Hengqin Area of Zhuhai
No. 6, Baohua Road, 519000
Status Active
Office Phone 0086-756-3255585
Mobile Phone   +86-15855944971
Emails contact@xingyejt.net
Contact person  Irene, Minsheng He (General Manager)
Website http://xingye-group.net/index.html
Company Name (EN) Zhengzhou Wancun Qianxiang Trading Company
Company Name (CN) 郑州万村千乡商贸有限公司
Business license  914101050547332855 
Establishment Date  21st of September 2012
Legal Representative  Yuan Yan Yan (袁言言)
Address No. 50, Hongzhu Road, Zhengzhou City
Status  Active
Office Phone
Mobile Phone   +86-13700889091, +86-13783472797
Emails 814293034@qq.com, 
Contact person    (黄广东) 50% shareholder He (General Manager),  袁言言 (50% shareholder)
Bank information  NAME OF BANK: BANK OF CHINA, HE NAN BRANCH BANKING DEPARTMENT

ADDRESS OF BANK: NO, 3-1 SHANG WU WAI HUAN ROAD, ZHENG ZHOU

SWIFT CODE: BKCHCNBJ530

ACCOUNT NAME: Zhengzhou Wancun Qianxiang Trading Company

ACCOUNT NO. : 255956954759

NOTE: THE ACCOUNT NUMBER IS ALSO USED BY YAYIJIN IMPORT&EXPORT TRADING CO., LTD

Company Name (EN)  Xian Weisheng Worldwide Trading Co., Ltd
Company Name (CN) 西安微盛天下商贸有限公司
Business license  91610104MA6U6W080X
Establishment Date  2nd of August 2017
Legal Representative  Miao Jian An (缪建安)
Address  No. 20 Keji Road, Yanta District, Xian City, Shaanxi Province
Status  Active
Office Phone +86-2962329368, +86-2963035040, +86-2963035040, +86-2963035041
Mobile Phone   +86-17122287115
Emails xinmin@weishengtx.com
import@weishengtx.com
weishengtrade@163.com
weishengtrade01@163.com
officezhao2008@163.com
officeqin@yeah.net
Contact person   Miao Jian An (缪建安) – 60% shareholder and legal representative,  Qin Qiu Hong (秦秋红) 40% Shareholder and Financial Manager, Zhao Zhenyu – Vice General Manager, Liao Jian An – General Manager

Name cards

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Website www.weishengtx.com
Company Name (EN)  HENAN YAYIJIN IMPORT & EXPORT TRADING Co., LTD
Company Name (CN) 河南亚义金进出口贸易有限公司
Business license  410100000158817
Establishment Date  7th  of August 2015
Legal Representative  Zheng Guo Qin (郑国芹)
Address  Jinshui District, East and South Dongfeng Road, Room 2006, 20th Floor, Building 12, Jinshui District, Zhengzhou City
Status  Active
Office Phone
Mobile Phone   +86-13783472797 
Emails
Contact person   Zheng Guo Qin (郑国芹) legal representative,  Ma You Hong 马有红 (100% shareholder), Mr Yu Shuang, Wenhai Li

ID of Mr Ying Zheng (Born 14th of September 1971)

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Bank information  NAME OF BANK: BANK OF CHINA, HE NAN BRANCH BANKING DEPARTMENT

ADDRESS OF BANK: NO, 3-1 SHANG WU WAI HUAN ROAD, ZHENG ZHOU

SWIFT CODE: BKCHCNBJ530

ACCOUNT NAME: Zhengzhou Wancun Qianxiang Trading Company

ACCOUNT NO. : 255956954759

Company Name (EN) China Wanan Industrial Co., Ltd
Company Name (CN)  
Business license 
Establishment Date  
Legal Representative  
Address No. 14 Garden Road, Jinshui District, Zhengzhou, Henan, China
Office Phone 
Mobile Phone 86-15713815695,  86-15617623752
Emails zzpengtai08@126.com
Contact person Han Wei, Sam Cui
Website http://www.wasygs.com
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38 thoughts on “Come to China and sign a contract scam

  1. Can you add this company to the list.

    China Yunnan Investment Group Co., Ltd.
    Website:http://www.cnyig.com/
    My phone number is: +86-871-65726556
    Look forward to your reply.
    Sincerely,
    Mr. Guoliang Liu

    BENEFICIARY NAME: ZHONGRUI LIN(first name is: ZHONGRUI, last name is: LIN,)
    Tel: +86-871-65726556
    Address: Middle Tuodong Road, kunming, yunnan, china.

    You can also continue to remit to the previous account, the account is as follows:
    Beneficiary name: LIN ZHONGRUI
    ACCOUNT NUMBER: 6217852700007846189
    BANK: BANK OF CHINA YUNNAN BRANCHKUNMING CITY GAOXIN SUB-BRANCH YUNNAN CHINA
    ADDRESS:WEST RENMIN ROAD NO.350 KUNMING CITY YUNNAN PROVINCE CHINA
    SWIFT :BKCHCNBJ640
    BANK CODE:104731009013

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    1. Thanks for your comment.

      http://www.cnyig.com is the website of Yunnan Investment Gropu and I don’t think that the company is involved in the contract signing scam.
      Yunnan investment group is a huge state-owned company directly controlled
      by State-owned assets supervision and Administration Commission of Yunnan Provincial People’s Government.
      Registered capital is approximately CNY 23 billion and the Yunnan Investment Group owns shares in close to 500 companies.
      The 11 registered key staff member all have a CCP background.

      However, your information of beneficiary name and the bank account was reported as a fraud two years ago in this forum:
      https://www.gokunming.com/en/forums/thread/11070/kunming_fraud?page=16

      Apparently, the fraudster claims to represent a legitimate company but the bank account is a private account and not a corporate account.
      That says everything.

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      1. Good Morning. Yes this was how we were deceived as we were under the impression it was a large company. We visited them in Kunming and signed a contract, and was not aware of this scam till after paying them the money.

        I have the photos of the fraudsters if I can forward these to you so others may be aware. It appears that they have been operating this scam for a few years now.

        Bruce

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      2. Hi Bruce, I’m sorry to hear that you were victim to this scam. You are welcome to forward photos and copies of business cards with their Chinese name to me. I would gladly try to look up if they have been convicted in China before. Please send any information you have to dkbread.at.gmail.com.

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      3. From: chinakmo
        Sent: Tuesday, August 28, 2018 5:46 PM
        To: Bruce – BNAC
        Subject: [SPAM] Re::Details on Bank Transfer

        Dear Sir, Bruce Porteous
        Glad to recieve your mail.
        Tomorrow I will send our financial staff to the bank for processing, but the refund needs time. In order not to delay the time, it will be completed as soon as possible. please use your personal account to remit as soon as possible. so that we can apply for funds as soon as possible.
        We are China Yunnan Investment Group Co., Ltd.
        Website:http://www.cnyig.com/
        My phone number is: +86-871-65726556
        Look forward to your reply.
        Sincerely,
        Mr. Guoliang Liu

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    2. They are still active:

      Dear Sir, Hello

      Glad to recieve your mail.

      Our company hope your school will help us to train a batch of senior business English personnel, about 35 people, age: 26-42 years old, training 10 months, five days a week course, the training time is based on the school curriculum, the educational level of all our students is, university degree, major in English level 6, we accept your school’s arrangement for accommodation and food, please send the detailed course arrangement, accommodation, catering, transportation, semester the time, training expenses, each item unit price and total price, please quote in usd or euro, after our company recognizes your offer and course schedule, we will discuss the details of the cooperation.

      We are China Yunnan Investment Group Co., Ltd.

      Website:http://www.cnyig.com/

      My phone number is: +86-18987568520

      Look forward to your reply.

      Sincerely,

      Mr. Guoliang Liu

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  2. Hello! You can add the following “company”:
    Guizhou Chuangmao Import&Export Trading Co.,Ltd
    Tel:+86-851-8581 4642
    Phone:+86-18585021056
    Email:marcia@gz-cm.net
    http://www.gz-cm.net
    They offered 50% prepayment for turned parts with signed contract in China…

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  3. Dear Sir,
    Tank you for your publication and warning.

    This firma, Guizhou Chuangmao Import & Export Trading Co.,Ltd

    Invited me to sign a contract in first scheme. I was ready to fly to China, but my colleague said me , it’s to good to be a real.
    After that I first d you.

    Thank you very much

    Ilia Iliev

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    1. Thanks for visiting my blog. I am happy to know that you didn’t waste time and money to meet with Guizhou Chuangmao Import & Export Trading Co.,Ltd

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  4. Mr. Sinofil, I was approached and offered a business investment loan supposedly from (CMIG) Chinese Minsheng Investment Group’s management representatives. They agreed to make the investment in our business venture, but I would first need to purchase an insurance bond of $9350 (from People’s Insurance Company of China). CMIG would deduct the 2% Insurance premium from the loan after contact signing and transferring said loan into my account, but only after I paid the bond fee, and was issued the bond. The supposed insurance representative contacted me and requested the bond fee payment in Bitcoin. I found that odd for a company this large to use such an unstable and untraceable currency on a business transaction. I am invited to Shanghai for contract signing. Both company websites appear to be of actual and legitimate companies; however, something seems fishy. Please advise. Thanks. Please send any information you have to: tencan10 at gmail dot com.

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    1. Thanks for your message. This is clearly an attempt of scam. Bitcoin is illegal to use in China. I replied with more details to your email.

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  5. Hi! We also almost bought a flight tickets to Guiyang yesterday. Our contact person was Mr. Yang from Guizhou Chuangmao Import & Export Trading Co.,Ltd. He promised to us 720 000.00 EUR contract and pleased us to come to Guiyang and sign the cotract. He still waiting us and we told him our flight number. So I supose, If we will go to China on promised date, he will wait us there. I can provide all received documents (invitation letter with stamo and ID copy of the contact person) also. Maybe we can cooperate some kind with the governement to catch them at the airpot and punish them for the fraud???

    Best Regards,

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    1. Hello there, sorry for the late reply. Your comment was categorized as spam by WordPress. I just changed the status. Great that you didn’t waste your time going to China and meet with Mr Yang. Unfortunately, it is not a crime in China to invite foreign business partners to China and ask them to pay fee and expenses related to a contract or agreement. The best way to deal with this problem is to expose the identity of the scammers. Please feel free to send me the ID copy of your contact. I would be happy to post it on my blog. I would also be happy to help if you have other cases related to China.

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  6. Mr. Sinofil,
    Our company in USA was recently approached by GUIZHOU CHUANGMAO TRADING to sell them (50,000 pc) stainless steel panel. We were aware of this company from your website, so thanks for the heads up. We know it is a scam but have been going along with them to see how far they try to take it (it is somewhat amusing how hard they try to scam people). We refused to consider a trip to China. They are now at the “Notary Fee” game phase. Classic that they follow your scam warnings at every step. I suppose they will give up on us soon. But we have wasted a lot of their time. We have dozens of emails from them. Is this something that could or should be forwarded to some Chinese criminal enforcement authorities? Thanks again for your blog. Very helpful in avoiding any loss of resources. Too bad these people exist. They are simply evil, lying, thieving, dishonorable, animals with no respect for others. Too bad they can’t see the light and focus their considerable criminal resources to start a legitimate business that gives them honor and dignity. Cleveland, OH, USA

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    1. I am glad to know you didn’t fall victim to the scam. The scam has been going one for over a decade and Consulates, trade organizations and chamber of commerce in China has often warned the Chinese authorities but it doesn’t constitute a crime to set up a company, invite foreign vendors to China and ask them to pay notary fees. Another problem is that the fee they scam is much lower than the expenses for hiring a lawyer and bringing the case to a Chinese court. But I agree with you, that it is sad that these guys don’t spend their energy establishing an honorable business. Thanks for visiting my blog.

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  7. Estimado.
    Hemos sido contactados por
    YAYIJIN IMPORT&EXPORT TRADING CO.,LTD
    Private line: 0086-13783472797
    Address: Dongfeng Road No.12,Zhengzhou,China

    Chinese government registration number: 410100000158817 (1-1)

    Desean que recibamos a un grupo de 360 personas, que llegarán en 3 fechas diferentes, como premio a sus trabajadores.
    Me extrañó que no responden lo que uno pregunta, por eso investigué el nombre y aparecieron varios avisos de fraude, por lo que desestimé el negocio y di aviso a empresas de turismo de mi región, para que no caigan en las estafas que ustedes mencionan.

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  8. My partner and me were cheated by the following company with the “come to China cheating” last November 2018:

    XINGYE INT’L GROUP DEVELOPMENT LTD.

    ADDRESS: China (Guangdong Pilot Free Trade Zone) – Hengqin Area of Zhuhai
    No. 6, Baohua Road, 519000
    General Manager: Minsheng He.
    Mobile: +86 15855944971
    Contact person: Irene
    email: contact@xingyejt.net
    website: http://xingye-group.net/index.html (still working, therefore we guess they are still cheating other people…)

    We have a travel agency and they told us they wanted to send 336 of their employees to Europe. We are in Spain. We signed a contract with them in Zhuhai – China (fake contract) in a fake office and they got our money for the chinese notarization (also lie)…when they kept asking for more and more money we realized it was a cheating…

    Unfortunatly we could not find any advise on internet about that fake company… we feel stupid now of paying. If anybody needs for more details just ask, please…

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  9. Hi Sinofil, very good information. We have visited this guys, signed a contract, but didn’t get asked to pay any money (except the restaurant bill of 2000 RMB) But I guess it’s some kind of same cheater…Thanks for your response…But 6000 € travel expenses for 3 persons are pain in my ass though.

    China Wanan Industrial Co., Ltd.
    No. 14 Garden Road, Jinshui District, Zhengzhou, Henan, China
    Postal code; 450003
    Contact number; 0086-15617623752
    Contact person; Sam Cui

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    1. Hi Daniel, sorry to hear that you wasted your time and money on visiting this company. Thanks for following my blog and sharing the information on who you met. That is very useful for other people who are reading my posts and the comments.

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  10. Please add also
    Zhengzhou Wancun Qianxiang Trading Company
    No. 50, Hongzhu Road, Zhengzhou City
    Private line: 0086-13783472797
    Registration number: 914101050547332855
    http://Www.chinawctc.com
    NAME OF BANK: BANK OF CHINA, HE NAN BRANCH BANKING DEPARTMENT
    ADDRESS OF BANK: NO, 3-1 SHANG WU WAI HUAN ROAD, ZHENG ZHOU
    SWIFT CODE: BKCHCNBJ530
    ACCOUNT NAME: Zhengzhou Wancun Qianxiang Trading Company
    ACCOUNT NO. : 255956954759

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  11. one more company please add also
    YAYIJIN IMPORT &EXPORT TRADING CO.,LTD
    Enterprise code:35342967-0
    Zhengzhou Wancun Qianxiang Trading Company
    No. 50, Hongzhu Road, Zhengzhou City
    Private line: 0086-13783472797
    Registration number: 914101050547332855
    NAME OF BANK: BANK OF CHINA, HE NAN BRANCH BANKING DEPARTMENT
    ADDRESS OF BANK: NO,3-1 SHANG WU WAI HUAN ROAD,ZHENG ZHOU
    SWIFT CODE: BKCHCNBJ530
    ACCOUNT NAME: Zhengzhou Wancun Qianxiang Trading Company
    ACCOUNT NO. : 255956954759

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  12. Hi
    I was also scammed by Guizhou Changmoa Import and Export Company.
    Be aware of dodgy offices that look like rent a space.
    Also very cheap street lunch .
    I wasnt allowed the mobile number of the English speaking secretary- very unusual!
    The guy in charge Mr Yang allowed me to take a picture together which sucked me in as I was testing the waters
    I have a picture I can send for your site

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      1. Hi
        Can you please add the attachment picture of Mr Yang from Guizhou Chuangmao and myself taken at the Novotel Guizhou ?
        Thank you so much for your site and I hope we can stop other people being cheated by scammers.

        Kind Regards

        FRANK BROOKES

        p: 027 4344449
        e: frank@venture21.co.nz

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  13. Hey colleges and friends
    I would love to share the story about those guys, I guess, it will be joy for you to read ^_^

    I have tour-operating company in Georgia, Tbilisi and as I remember it was March when those people appeared in my mail-box with an offer about sending 360 people to our country, with amazing budget and without any “red flags”. Of course, I took this offer seriously because they have been too polite and kind in e-mails and nothing seems unrealistic because, I believed “finally, I got what I deserved”! I’ve lost too much time on preparing presentation for them, with checking hotels reservations, photo collages, transports and etc. When we started discussion about contracts, I sent them our ordinary contract form that we use as usual AND THAN happened that key fact, they asked us to visit China to sign the contract. I had a list of guest, and after this invitation that seemed really suspicious, I started checking all those people in Chinese Social Apps (horrible experience), than I started checking company’s profile again but with more attention with unpopular webs. This is how I got here and I’m honestly thankful and grateful to Sinofil and this blog, it opened my eyes.

    Than, I decided to play the game with them to take a revenge, because they honestly took too much energy and time from me, also stress and frustration that I believe you can completely understand. So about two weeks ago, I’ve noticed them that I agree about visit and we will send our CEO in Zhengzhou, they already knew that our CEO was a lady so it seems, they believed that catching women into the trap was really easy. Than, I just didn’t answer their response, and one day before the flight, I gave them my searched flight number, times and hotel address and asked them to wait for her in the Airport. They almost got crazy saying that, because we didn’t answered they’ve changed city and now we had to arrive in Shijiazhuang and not in Zhengzhou. At first, I thought that it was the chance, that couldn’t be missed and asked them to send the driver to pick her up and drop her in the hotel and than on the next day she would be ready to fly in Shijiazhuang (On this way I could make them lost a bit of money).

    They said that all they could do was a giving a taxi phone number. Finally, after long discussion and strict monologues from me, we decided that, he would arrive in Zhengzhou on the next morning with a fast train and than was planning to return back in Shijiazhuang. I created fake e-mail with my boss name, sent him fake pictures of her and didn’t gave him any of passport information. He even called in the hotel to check if she was really there and they of course said no, I had really funny discussion with the name of my boss that I’m the only lady traveling and it is not safe to book hotel on my name while being in a foreign city so my assistant booked it with his name:D So funny! He believed and started apologizing. I also gave him my brother’s number (they knew both my and my company’s phone numbers already). They also believed that my CEO had 2000 EUR cash with her for notary -_-
    On the next morning, he really arrived, checked the hotel and discovered nobody was waiting for him got so upset and we found 11 e-mails, four phone messages and miscalls, what a pleasure! On this way I made him lost at least 5 hours, 50 dollars and mood!
    Than I wrote an e-mail, saying that I knew everything since really early times and I’m going to use all this information against them in to Universal Declaration of Human Rights in Strasburg Court. Also, I mentioned, other companies like them as a cheaters and traitors (so that they thought that their colleges were against them). Also I’ve sent a moral speech saying that they are losers and etc. According to their answer, I believe they are really upset, confused and nervous.
    I’m 22 and it was the first revenge I took in my life, I believe it was necessary and successful. It will not change their future activities and won’t make them stop doing this but, if more people will catch them into the trap they might get tired and bored of this work ever.

    Now information which company am I talking about (information about them, including photo of the ID of YU is already shown in the article as well):
    The name of the company: YAYIJIN IMPORT&EXPORT TRADING CO.,LTD
    Private line: 0086-13783472797
    address: Dongfeng Road No.12,Zhengzhou,China
    Registration code in Chinese government: 410100000158817(1-1)
    Name of the bank: BANK OF CHINA, HE NAN BRANCH BANKING DEPARTMENT
    address of the bank: ADDRESS OF BANK: NO,3-1 SHANG WU WAI HUAN ROAD,ZHENG ZHOU
    SWIFT CODE: BKCHCNBJ530
    Name of an account: YAYIJIN IMPORT&EXPORT TRADING CO.,LTD
    Number of an account: 255956954759
    Enterprise code: 35342967-0

    P.S As a final answer I got threat from them that information about my company was uploaded in some kind of cooperate Chinese business web and all the Asian companies “will not travel with us anymore”, but anyway I don’t believe it and even if it is true I don’t really care, because none of normal travelers will not depend on their information.

    P. s s Thank you very much, all of you inspired, motivated, encouraged and helped me to do this and now, I’m really happy, proud and satisfied. It is not much they’ve lost but still, that is enough for me. I’m really lucky that I’ve found this blog and I was thinking about all of you while working on this trap.

    Respectfully
    Tatia

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