On April 4, 2023 at 8:59 AM, BLiTZ received an email from an individual named Thomas Liu, Service & Operations Manager of China Registry (Head Office), which actually is an identity used by Chinese scammers. Email address of this individual is: [email protected]
In the email, it is stated:
We are a Network Service Company which is the domain name registration center in Shanghai, China. We received an application from Hongjia Ltd on April 4, 2023. They want to register “weeklyblitz” as their internet keyword and China (CN) domain names (weeklyblitz.cn, weeklyblitz.com.cn, weeklyblitz.net.cn, weeklyblitz.org.cn). But after checking it, we find this name conflict with your company name or trademark. In order to deal with this matter better, it’s necessary to send email to you and confirm whether this company is your distributor in China?
According to the email, China Registry is located at 6012, Xingdi Building, No. 1698 Yishan Road, Shanghai 201103, China, Tel: +86-2161918696,
Fax: +86-2161918697, Mob: +86-13816428671, Website: chainaregistry[dot]net[dot]cn.
It may be mentioned here that a gang of scammers from China have been sending similar emails to hundreds and thousands of individuals, companies, organizations and newspapers through the world with the notorious attempt of scamming them and extorting money.
Scammers on Alibaba
On Alibaba, majority of the sellers from China and few more countries are scammers. Scammers usually go for the free Alibaba accounts, but there are a large number of paid members, including so-called ‘Gold’ suppliers, which also are scammers. Most alarming fact is – whenever anyone is scammed by the sellers on Alibaba platforms, including those who are being verified by Alibaba as ‘Gold Suppliers’, the cheated buyers never get any assistance from Alibaba. Instead, Alibaba simply tries to defend their sellers, as those scammers pay certain amount of cash every year to Alibaba for subscription.
Although the membership fee does not guarantee they are reliable, gold suppliers are less likely to be scammers who disappear. Go to the product page or supplier profile and look for the number, which tells you how many years the supplier has had the Gold status.
Alibaba on its website says: “30 days after delivery, if you are not satisfied with the product quality, you may request a refund. We will help you investigate, mediate, and resolve your claim, plus reimburse you when appropriate. Your online order and communication records are the basis of refund resolution”.
But in reality, these are simply blank words and false promises.
Notorious scammer in Thailand
While Thailand’s laws are very strict about financial activities and about any sort of crimes, a self-proclaimed immigrant has been running fraudulent activities in the country for years, thus deceiving large number of individuals, especially foreigners.
According to information, an individual named MD Rabiul Alam alias Rabiul Islam has been luring prospective investors with the false pretention of being a real-estate tycoon. He runs several virtual companies including one named ‘Retirement Home Public Company Limited’, which claims to have its head office at Suan Phueng, and branch offices at Huahin and Sukhumvit 13, Bangkok, Thailand. Its phone numbers are +66-99-1362777, +66-652-179222 while it has a website named Alisha Real Estate Thailand. Although the website claims to be offering “investment” opportunity in six high-sounding projects, in reality, these are totally fake. Although the website states the “investment” opportunity is open until February 2, 2021, the information still remains on it.
The website of Retirement Home Public Company Limited claims to having account with Siam Commercial Bank PLC (account number 9193004462).
The so-called Alisha Real Estate claims to have been registered in 2009 under registration number -115552005944 with its office at 199 Moo 9, Sukhumvit Road 107, Soi Bearing, T. Samrong-Nua, A. Muang Samutprakan, Samutprakan 10270, Bangkok, Thailand.
On another page of the website, the fraud racket claims to have its office at 399 Moo 1, Suan Phueng District, Ratchaburi 70180, Thailand.
In reality, these are no companies at all. Instead there are just one-man-show of MD Rabiul Alam, who has been cheating various individuals with high-sounding projects for years.
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