Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: 5. How to self-check your Chinese supplier
Posted 07 Mar 2007 15:20
Replying to [CupOfTea
I agree with CupOfTea. Alibaba should act as the middle man to hold money in escrow. As the medium for global trade, it would only work in the best interests of Alibaba to do this in order to establish legitimacy. Otherwise Alibaba will just be known as a scamming website, making it easier for scammers to steal the money of unsuspecting individuals around the world who come to Alibaba under the false pretense of being legitimate because the trading is hosted by what appears to be a legitimate site run by Alibaba.
I believe I have just been scammed by an Indonesian company selling Shimano fishing reels. The phone number I called was probably just his cell phone. I haven't heard from him since I paid almost a week ago, I'd like to give him the benefit of the doubt since an earthquake occured in Indo 2 days after my payment, but affter reading all of these posts, I think I can pretty much kiss my money goodbye.
Does anyone who has been scammed have info on what Alibaba does to help those who have been scammed? I am thinking they don't do anything.
Just watch out for those Indonesian fishing reel suppliers. To me, it looks like after they steal someone's money, they just start a new company in Alibaba under someone else's name. All the company profiles look the same, and one company happened to start up at the same time I lost contact with my supplier.
Come on Alibaba! Step up and protect the users, both the suppliers and buyers and maybe you will be like ebay.