How to Avoid Alibaba Scams
It’s crazy to think that one of the sourcing sites people use most is full of scams. When you think of finding a manufacturer, many people start with Alibaba. Unfortunately, they often end with nothing, as they will have fallen victim to one of the thousands of scams present on Alibaba.
With that said, there are legit ways to use this site to find a manufacturer, but you’d think they would make it easier for users right? In this article we’re going to focus on all the scams we know, so you can recognize them AND avoid them!
Scam #1: Unverified Alibaba profile for a company!
It is extremely easy for anyone to open a Alibaba account and claim to be a manufacturer. We have done it as a test in five minutes.
It’s crazy how simple the process is. Scammers who do this will open a new profile and pretend to be a legitimate company. They will use real details of a legitimate company and may pretend to sell their products, but at the end of the day they are a fraud. They will basically just take your money and not send you anything. Sounds great right!
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