Hangsen Group Co., Ltd
Tianyi Building, South No. 3, Xinhua West Street, Haibowan District, Wuhai City, Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, China
Initial contact with the supplier:
Online Supplier Directory
Type of product(s) being purchased:
Polyethylene polymers (HDPE, LDPE, LLDPE and Masterbatch)
Value of the Purchase Order when the incident occurred:
25,001 to 100,000 USD
Destination market of order in question:
Type of Complaint(s):
missed lead times, contract violations, scams & other unethical activities
Stage of relationship with the supplier at the time of the incident:
When we made inquiries at Made-in-China.com and Alibaba.com for polyethylene raw materials for our startup packaging factory in Port Harcourt, Nigeria, we were contacted by representatives of a company, called Hangsen Group Co. Ltd. After several initial discussions and our limited initial checks, we initially believed them to be genuine. Subsequently, we transferred the sum of USD11,100 on 15/7/2016 to them, as deposit for supply of PE polymer raw materials (recycled HDPE, LLDPE and Masterbatch).
As soon as the company received our deposit, they began to raise what initially appeared to be a normal trade dispute until it dawned on us that it was all a ploy to refuse supply of the materials.
For example, they suddenly began to refute the initial agreed terms to be sub-suppliers to our bag-making manufacturers in China (Ruian Chuangli Machinery Factory) who are supplying the machines to us, and who have been liaising with China Certification and Inspection Company (ccic.com) to obtain all the necessary certifications to export to Nigeria. They refused to allow CCIC to visit and inspect the goods in their “warehouse”. They refused to send the goods to the agreed port of shipment (Wenzhou) so that it can be sighted and verified by our more trusted partners (Ruian Chuangli Machinery Factory).
Then, they began to ask for more money (additional 20%) outside the scope of the Proforma Invoice they provided, which we declined. When we requested for refund of our deposit, they refused. When we requested that they supply goods equivalent to the level of deposit already made, they also refused. Finally, they would no longer respond to our mails and inquiries, including calls from the bag-machine manufacturer.
Hangsen Group Co. Ltd claims to be incorporated as an offshore Company in the UK, but operating as a trading company in China. It appears that they set up a front company in the UK and a “trading” post in China, apparently to operate as an offshore company to avoid local taxes and possibly local investigation of their activities.
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Funny enough, Hangsen Group Co., Ltd has been listed by online service (http://www.bizstats.co.uk/ ), as sharing the same registration addresses in the UK (61 Praed Street, dept 400, London W2 1NS) with HeMei Sincerity Industrial Group Co., LTD – a company that has been blacklisted as scam on this website.
I wish I had seen this site prior to engaging in the transactions!
1) Request third party audit/inspection, with a Product Certificate, before making any monetary deposit.
2) When a sourcing request is made at alibaba.com or made-in-china.com to registered companies, the companies do not often respond directly. However, almost immediately, several fake businesses begin to make contact by e-mail for exactly the requests posted. It would seem that those that commit these frauds either collude with sales staff of the registered companies or are direct staff of these companies carrying out illegal activities on their own.