VN SKY, 33 Wang Chiu Road, Unit 702, 7/F. Exchange Tower, Kowloon, Hong Kong
Initial contact with the supplier:
Type of product(s) being purchased:
Value of the Purchase Order when the incident occurred:
3,001 to 6,000 USD
Destination market of order in question:
Type of Complaint(s):
scams & other unethical activities
Stage of relationship with the supplier at the time of the incident:
Our company had been buying overseas for more than three years and except 3 times with unknown small distributor, we had previously some good experiences when purchasing from other Chinese suppliers. We ‘ve searched an IC from Maxim and the only one supplier (Google) was VNsky. We asked for quotation from their website.
Quotation sent on 30th Oct 2014 and we received the quote on 31th Oct 2014. We’ve got a reply from GAVIN CHAN and we have received a proforma invoice paid by wire transfer.
VNsky processed the order and send us the shipment few days after. Note that all the processed order seems to be professional. We’ve received the items with the good marking on the integrated circuit but it was fake ICs. We burn the first boards when we’ve tried to use this IC… The VNSKY IC , coming from China, originally are coming from THAILAND.
For all new overseas supplier, we establish a risk plan to try to avoid this scammer. Make several Phone calls, Addresscheck, ISO Certificate Check, Google search for scammer, and… the “fatal weapon” …supplierblacklist.