Can you tell if this seller of electronics a scam or legit?


A buyer from the USA wrote in to ask Supplier Blacklist if we thought the email he received below was a scam or not.


Obviously a scam.

And if you are unsure why, you probably shouldn’t be buying overseas until you have a chance read some of our blog posts about how to avoid scams.

3 BIG Red flags:

  1. Price too good to be true
  2. Impossibly wide range of products
  3. Unsolicited email
red flags in the unsolicited email show the sellers is a scam
red flags in the unsolicited email show the sellers is a scam

Here is the actual email for your reference, what other red flags do you see?
Subject:  Xiamen XXXXXXXX Trading Co., Ltd. :Apple iPhone 6 plus ,Samsung Galaxy note 4,laptop,table,tv,camera,Hard Disk,Micro SD Card, ect!

Wish you have a nice day!

I’m Mandy come from Xiamen Xinyunhong Trading Co., Ltd. Glad to know you are interested in electronic producs.

New Year Discount Activity:

(Buy 1 get 4 same pcs as free gift ,you can get 5 pcs in total just for coming New year)

if you buy 1 pcs iphone 6,you can get 5 pcs in total.

◆If you order $300 or above,free shipping + 10%-20% discount.
◆If you order $500 or above,free shipping + 20%-30% discount.
◆If you order $1000 or above,free shipping +30%-35% discount.
◆If you order $2000 or above,free shipping + 35%-50% discount.

Hot and New Products:
Apple iPhone 6 Plus 5.5 inch  16GB/64GB/128GB—————————-$115/$125/$135
Apple iPhone 6 4.7inch 16GB/64GB/128GB ———————————$105/$115/$125
Samsung GALAXY Note 4 32GB/64GB Unlocked —————————-$105/$115
LG G3 16GB/32GB/64GB—————————————————$95/$105/$115
2014 Apple ipad air 2 16gb/64gb/128gb————————————$85/$95/$105
Canon 5D Mark III——————————————————–$185
Sony PS4 500GB———————————————————-$65

Apple MacBook Air (MD223CH/A) 11.6’’ /i5/4G/64GB SSD——-$145
Apple MacBook Air (MD224CH/A) 11.6’’ /i5/4G/128GB SSD——$155
Apple MacBook Air (MD231CH/A) 13.3”/ i5/4G/128GB SSD——$185
Apple MacBook Air (MD232CH/A) 13.3”/ i5/4G/256GB SSD——$175
Apple MacBook Pro(MGXC2CH/A)—————————–$295
Apple MacBook Pro(MGXA2CH/A)—————————–$265
Apple MacBook Pro(MGX92CH/A)—————————–$255
Apple MacBook Pro (ME662CH/A)—————————–$225
Apple MacBook Pro (MD213CH/A)—————————–$175
Dell Alienware M18x(ALW18D-3848) ————————-$185
Dell Alienware M17x (ALW17D-3928)————————-$165
HP ENVY 17 3D———————————————-$145
HP ENVY 15-j015tx(E3A92PA)——————————$135
Lenovo Yoga 13-IFI—————————————–$115
Lenovo Y500N-IFI(T)————————————–$105

Mobile Phones:
Apple iPhone 6 Plus 5.5 inch  16GB/64GB/128GB—————$115/$125/$135
Apple iPhone 6 4.7inch 16GB/64GB/128GB ——————–$105/$115/$125
Samsung GALAXY Note 4 32GB/64GB Unlocked —————$105/$115
LG G3 16GB/32GB/64GB————————————–$95/$105/$115
Apple iPhone 5S 16/32/64GB Unlocked ———————–$85/$95/$105
Apple iPhone 5 16/32/64GB Unlocked: ————————$75/$85/$95
Apple iPhone 5C 16/32GB Unlocked: ————————–$65/$75
Samsung Galaxy S5 16/32GB/64GB Unlocked :—————–$85/$95/$105
Samsung Galaxy Note3 N9006 16/32GB/64GB Unlocked : ——-$75/$85/$95
HTC One M8 32/64GB unlocked:——————————-$75/$85
HTC One M7 32GB Unlocked: ———————————$75
Nokis Lumia 1520 16/32/64GB Unlocked————————$75/$85/$95
Nokia Lumia 1020 16/32/64GB Unlocked——————- —-$75/$85/$95
BlackBerry Q10 16/32/64GB Unlocked————————–$65/$75/$85
Blackberry Z30 16/32/64GB Unlocked ————————–$75/$85/$95
Blackberry Z10  16/32/64GB Unlocked————————–$65/$75/$85

2014 Apple ipad air 2 16gb/64gb/128gb———————$85/$95/$105
2014 Apple mini 3 16gb/64gb/128gb————————-$65/$75/$85
2014 Samsung Galaxy Tab 12.2 inch ————————$85/$95/$105
Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 � inch 16/32/64GB —————$75/$85/$95
Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.0 � inch 16/32/64GB—————–$65/$75/$85
Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.0 16/32/64GB————————$55/$65/$75

Original brand new TV:
LG 84  LM960V CINEMA 3D 213cm 84″ 4k Ultra HD LED Smart TV—————————$435
LG 65  LA970V – 3D LED Ultra HD Smart TV Ultra HD (4k), 65 inch————————–$265
LG 55LA9700 55″ (139cm) 4K Ultra HD Smart 3D LED LCD TV Factory 2ND AP—————$205
Samsung UN85S9 85-Inch 4K Ultra HD 120Hz 3D Smart LED TV—————————–$425
Samsung UN75F8000 75-Inch 1080p 240Hz 3D Ultra Slim Smart LED HDTV ——————$325
Samsung UE65HU8500 65 inch Curved 4K Ultra HD 3D LED Smart TV————————$295
Samsung UN60F8500 60-Inch 1080p 600Hz 3D Smart Plasma HDTV————————-$255
Samsung UN55F9000 55″ 4K UHD Ultra HD 120Hz 3D Smart LED TV /Wifi & Cam————–$235
SONY KD-85X9500B 4k HD TV 85″3D 4k UHD LED LCD Television—————————-$345
Sony 4K 84″ HDTV XBR-84X900 Television XR960 Technology 3840×2160 Immersive 3D——$325
Sony KDL-70X4500———————————————————————–$295
SONY KD-65X9500B TV-Led 3D 65″ Ultra-HD 4k UHD LED LCD Television———————$265

2014 Canon released 4 k EOS 1 DC—–$355
Canon EOS 5D mark IV—————-$255
Canon EOS-1D X: ——————–$195
Canon 5D Mark III———————$185
Canon 6D—————————-$125
Canon 600D ————————-$145
Canon 650D————————–$155
Nikon D3:—————————-$215
Nikon D7000: ————————$165
Nikon D800: ————————-$215
Nikon D600 ————————–$205
Nikon D90—————————-$155
Nikon D300S————————–$175
Nikon D40X—————————$135
Nikon D60—————————–$125
Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300 50X——$185
Sony A7000 ————————–$175

Sony PS4 500GB——————————————–$65
Sony PS3 (500GB/320GB/250GB/160GB )———————$55/$45/$35/$30
XBox 360 250GB Console with Kinect: ———————–$45
XBox One 500GB Standard Edition Game Console ————-$40
Nintendo Wii + Wii Fit + Games ——————————$55
Nintendo (3DS/DS) —————————————–$25/$20

Hard Disk Series:
Seagate Desktop   4TB ST4000DX001 ———————-$25.00
Seagate Barracuda 3TB  ST3000DM001 ———————$20.00
Seagate Barracuda 2TB SATA3ST2000DM001—————-$15.00
Seagate Barracuda 1TB ST1000DM003 ———————-$10.00
Toshiba 3TB SATA3DT01ACA300 —————————-$18.00
Toshiba 2TB DT01ACA200———————————–$15.00
Toshiba 1TB DT01ACA100 ———————————-$10.00
WD Ultra USB 3.0 3TB—————————————$20.00
WD Ultra USB 3.0 2TB—————————————$15.00
WD Ultra USB 3.0 1TB—————————————$10.00


OEM       Micro SDHC Card Class 10 (2GB/4GB/8GB/16GB/32GB)—————-$0.50/$1.00/$1.50/$2.00/$2.50
SanDisk   Micro SDHC Card Class 10 (2GB/4GB/8GB/16GB/32GB) ——- ——–$1.00/$1.50/$2.00/$2.50/$3.00
Samsung Micro SDHC Card Class 10 (2GB/4GB/8GB/16GB/32GB) —————-$0.80/$1.00/$1.50/$2.00/$2.50
Kingston  Micro SDHC Card Class 10 (2GB/4GB/8GB/16GB/32GB) —————-$1.00/$1.50/$2.00/$2.50/$3.00
OEM        USB FLASH DRIVE  (2GB/4GB/8GB/16GB/32GB)———————–$0.50/$1.00/$1.50/$2.00/$2.50
Kingston   USB FLASH DRIVE  (2GB/4GB/8GB/16GB/32GB)———————–$1.00/$1.50/$2.00/$2.50 /$3.00
SanDisk    USB FLASH DRIVE  (2GB/4GB/8GB/16GB/32GB)———————–$1.50/$2.00/$2.50 /$3.00/$3.50
Toshiba    USB FLASH DRIVE  (2GB/4GB/8GB/16GB/32GB)———————–$1.00/$1.50/$1.80/$2.00/$2.50
Panasonic USB FLASH DRIVE  (2GB/4GB/8GB/16GB/32GB)———————–$1.00/$1.50/$1.80/$2.00/$2.50

Contact : Mandy

Skype   :
Site      :
Company : Xiamen XinyunXXXX Trading Co., Ltd.
Mobile     : +861395924XXXX
Address   : XXXX Dongpu Road, Siming District, Xiamen, Fujian,China

10 comments on “Can you tell if this seller of electronics a scam or legit?

  1. i’m anand king, i knew OTHER COMPANY NAME REMOVED HERE from a trade fair, the CEO was very nice and gentle firstly, the previous orders were excellent , but when i gave them the big order , then the disaster was coming, i let the inspection agent to do the job, the inspection report was good, but when i received the goods find many defults, i suspected the supplier bribed to the inspection agent, but the inspection agent only responsible for the goods they check , not responsible to the final goods, i sent many emails and called many times , the CEO of OTHER COMPANY NAME REMOVED HERE never reply , OTHER COMPANY NAME REMOVED HEREis only a HK company, i also did not find their official office in China Mainland, where are they hiding? total fake scam scum company .! i had long time to forgot this terrible supplier, not all of chinese suppliers are bad, just need to choose the good relaible ones, for inspection agent, i choose OTHER COMPANY NAME REMOVED HERE mostly after this terrible case

    1. Dear LucyAna,
      Please follow the forum rules and submit a post for the company you want to blacklist at We would be happy to publish it. It is not appropriate to talk about a company other than the one which belongs to this particular listing. You has been asked 12 times to follow the rules and the web team is in the process of removing the name of the company you are trying to expose from your recent comments. If you continue to ignore the forum rules you will be removed from our system and all your comments deleted.

      Please confirm you understand that you need to make a dedicated listing for the company you wish to expose and you can not post comments about that company on other company’s listings. Thanks for your understanding.

  2. Hello to all, unfortunately I was ripped off with these prices, for an amount of 470USD, that’s why I ask you, if I make my purchase through or Global Sources, will I be safe? Thank you help me a greeting.

    1. There are good suppliers and bad ones at Ali and GS. It’s up to the buyer to be safe. On the right hand side of our home page you can find some tips on how to source safe.

  3. Hi Everybody,
    Although not a perfect remedy, I always, well always now, paste the name and address of the company I want to do business with into “ and if the company comes up blacklisted then I cancell all thoughts of buisness with the named company. So far I have saved myself over $2000 and a lot of humiliation using this simple but effective procedure.
    Good luck with your future buying.

  4. This is an IDENTICAL e-mail that I received from 2 different suppliers, the same exact day, within 2 hours of difference, right after making a ONE and ONLY inquiry for a quotation sent to a “registered & verified supplier” on Global Source website.

    And I thought I was the only one who almost fell for those e-mails. Would it be possible to make a simple section where victims could be doing some Company Name dropping? This type of Scam has to stop RIGHT NOW… How come those suppliers are still running the same websites, with the same company name, for so many years….according to WHOIS GoDaddy?

    The above example is the topping on the sundae! I’m angry, ashamed and saddened by THIEVES of that kind. Oh, and I’ve kept ALL e-mails, screenshots and proof…just in case they would have an idea to sue me for blowing the whistle against their scams.

    1. Josee, thanks for your comments! If you have not done so already, please list these 2 suppliers on our blacklist and expose them to the world, thus helping others avoid them.


      1. Thanks Josee. thanks to admin SBL too for this site has really helped many of us. I call on all those affected, cant we just come up with preventive measures to help buyers? EG establishing an entity to handle all payments until transaction is proved legitimate and genuine? lets discuss.

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