Xingtai Haihang Import & Export Co. Ltd.
Xingtai Haihang Import & Export Co. Limited
No.93 Xinhua South Rd., Qiaodong District, Xingtai, Hebei, China
Initial contact with the supplier:
Online Supplier Directory
Type of product(s) being purchased:
Value of the Purchase Order when the incident occurred:
12,001 to 25,000 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:
I transferred 10% of a Proforma Invoice as an advance for the purchase of 50 tons of caustic soda (pearl 99.9%) while the balance was supposed to be paid 60 days after delivery.
The money was transferred to an account of this company at Bank of China at Heibei branch. On receipt of funds she mailed saying that she will soon ship.
After we asked Intertek to check on the company and to inspect the product before shipment, she wrote, changing the terms, asking that we increase the deposit and raise a site LC. I refused and insisted that she comply with the agreed terms of payment or refund the money. Since then, she stopped corresponding.
This company uses many B2B platforms.
Here are her details:
*XINGTAI HAIHANG IMPORT AND EXPORT CO.,LTD.*
*Skype: xthaihang3 *
*Email address: firstname.lastname@example.org *
*Tel: 0086-319-5230389 Mob.0086133033962692
I have never experienced such fraudulent activity in the past because I always made sure that the supplier meets Nigerian Soncap certification and I speak to the persons who are corresponding with me.
I learned that:
a. I must not believe that whatever is posted on any B2B is reliable even when these platforms claim that they are categorized as gold supplier.
b. I must ask inspection agencies to check the potential suppliers and cross check with the quality inspection if suppliers that claim that they hold their certification.
c. the client showing a bank account with a renown chinese bank does not mean anything since these institutions never respond to a query.