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There is a new trick scammers are using to get you to part with your hard earned money. They first create accounts on numerous wholesale trade directories and chat boards, claiming to be employed by a supplier you know to be legitimate. They then impersonate that company until they drive you into making a deal with them.  Do the portals that receive the scammers’ advertising fee care about this practice? Not really. Do third party verifiers care? Another resounding No.

Be careful when dealing with suppliers just because their company name checks out. While the company may be legitimate, the people you are communicating with may not.

Since 2006 eSources is the Internet’s largest resource of verified wholesalers and dropshippers. We don’t just verify the legitimacy of a company, but also of the people behind the company. Is our work worth any money to you? Probably tens of thousands. Why do we charge so little? To maximise the number of traders that will benefit from the Internet’s largest verified trade community, while keeping tire kickers away and reinvesting membership fees on offering you an even better service, for life.

Be immune from impersonators. Get the edge your business deserves.

The chances are that out of 10 suppliers that you find, about 7 to 8 are scam sites. They are designed to avoid detection and lure sellers to commit to a purchase with no strings attached. This post will attempt to help you sift out these scam sites and avoid pitfalls. These tips are for all wholesale distributors and suppliers for whatever you are purchasing.

First of all, check the contact details of the company provided. Legitimate suppliers will definitely have a valid telephone number.

Also, a real company will always use a land line as the contact number instead of a cell phone number and be listed.

Secondly, verify that the contact details include the full business name and its registration number. It would be ideal to be able to verify the information from the company registry of the country where the company resides.

Thirdly, do an online Whois lookup on the domain name of the company website. You can do it at Check for the date the domain name was registered and its expiry. Legitimate wholesale distributors for example will have their domain registered typically for a period of more than 3 years.

Fourthly, verify the address to make sure it is not a fake. Make sure it is valid and not in some poor, deserted and undeveloped area.

Last but not least, go for secure methods of payment like Escrow, Cod, PayPal or credit cards. Try to avoid Western union and wire transfers which are unsecured and untraceable.

Another great post over at Contest Blogger about contest scams.

If you or somebody you know has had a run in with a scam artist, then please let me know and leave a comment.

I no that it can be a painful experience for anybody who has been affected, so the more people that are made aware of these scams the better.


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