I get more and more questions about fake Chinese shopping sites. Is this Chinese shop legitimate or not. After searching the internet I find a lot of fake shops and many based in China. Time for a black list. [Updated May 2018]

If you are looking for real legitimate shops, start with my Top 20 best chinese shopping sites.

Setting up a real online shop is a lot of work. Imagine a legitimate shop needs to create an online catalogue of their products, with images, descriptions etc. Handling the orders, shipping the products and have a customers support. All sites listed at StartBuyingInChina are real legitimate shops. They make mistakes, send wrong or broken products and sometimes their customers support sucks. But they all are real.

Setting up fake shop is pretty simple. Just buy a simple template and steal all your products from other sites. Then, when people buy, you say you shipped the product. If they complain, tell them their product is stuck at their customs. Or just don’t reply.

Too Good to be True? Fake Chinese store on the black list!

If you buy online always be aware. If it is too good to be true IT IS too good to be true. Don’t fall for extreme cheap prices. If you only have to pay 20% of the real price, you bet you’ll never get the product.

Let me ask you a question:

Why would an USA company like Nike or Apple sell their products through a Chinese store for a very low price if they have their own very efficient network?

If you find USA, Canadian, UK, Australian products in Chinese stores for a lower price than in your country, it is probably fake or counterfeit, as it is called.

Doesn’t mean these fake products are bad. I always buy my Apple accessoiries in China. It saves me a lot of money! But I would never buy an MacBook from any Chinese shops.

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Blacklist – Avoid theses stores at all time!

The guys from Scamfreeinternet did a very good job. They create a black list of fraudulent online retailers. Not specially for Chinese shops, all shops are allow. Without copying the whole list, I like to mention the following Chinese shops. If you come across a new shop you do not see listed. Write a note in the comments.

Update 2018 – This list is updated with all the bad stories form the comments… Don’t fall for the same fake stores, other people did before you…

99ssx.com (=rm44.com)
abugg.com.au/
aceplaza . co
backpackshack. co.uk/
BARGAIN-VENT.COM
best-buying.net/
bestclothingmanufacuturer.com
bmarkesportchuhesde . com
buying-boots.com
buyonsalecheap.com
cheng-xia.com
cherrylandcm.com /vagabond-c-2.html
chinacheapwholesale.net (cheap is a word you’ll find often in the url)
chinasprint.com (China is a word you’ll find often in the url)
chuweixin-trading.com (trading is a word you’ll find often in the url)
classic-mall. com/help-iphone
designpreethi.com
dhgatebuy.com (DHgate.com is real!)
dohoneyshopping . com
ebuy2016.com/
eesco.ca
efit30 .com.au
eforsmart . Com
ejgfotografie . nl
elecpromotion . com/
gbcinternetenforcement.net/14-829
hk-bonroy.com
hk-electronic.com (hk = Hong Kong)
hk-kairui.com
HK-Kairui.com
hk-pshop.com
Hugyourlife-shop.eu
ixloil.com .a
jassensale.eu
katydid designs .co.uk
Keb2.com
kimolakindermoden. de
ksrplayer.com
ksrplayer.com
laptopvipmart .com
lasignorina. co. uk
laurenpro.com/
mac. us. com
mart-free.com (martofchina.com is real!)
mgrcrockthegreen .org
Mupconlin .com
Newfootwearonline .com
nike .topmaxmall .com
nikeroshe.bestbrands-mall . com
northsailtraining .co .uk
onsinking.com
Onsinking.com
pcvipstore .com
pipo-store.com
powerwheelsstore .com
proudsale.com/index.html
racingforjesus.co.nz
Raykgas.ca
Rbeus.co
rm44.com (see this blog)
slimpickins .co .uk
solekick . co/index.php
solekick.co
steamfestaustralia .com
stpatscatholicpanmure .co.nz/
super-cheap.net
tgprostore . com
the scribe-Eastbourne.co.uk
tinteamor .com
used-phones-wholesale.com
VEGGIE-WEIHNACHTSMANN .DE
verfhuid.com
vipdrmartens. com/
walkerpaving.com
wearlocker.com
wholesale-applestore.com (Apple doesn’t have a wholesale store in China!)
wholesale-watchess.com (wholesale is a word you’ll find often)
wholesaledigitalstore.com
wholesalefactoryshop.com
www . wellbern . com
www. zamtechsolutions. co. uk
yongtonghuamei.com

And the list goes on!

Update 2018 – Beware of ‘Brands Shop’

Beware of this logo. You will find it on multiple sites. And you will not be the first to lose your money! Urls are from older real web sites like ‘Ristoramte Amaro’. In a quick research I found store names like:

www. atv-project . org . uk
www . softpaws . ca
www . doblepivote . es
www . epuf-medoc . fr
www . ristoranteamaro . it
www . buistore . co
www . meteoetna . it

Be alerted, put your fake Chinese store on the black list

Just be sure to buy only at real shops. And beware of scam sites. Don’t complain you’ll never got your product if you have read this article and still bought from a fraudulent site. Don’t say I didn’t warn you.

If you are looking for real legitimate shops, start with my Top 20 best chinese shopping sites.

Please leave a reply in the comments below if you have any question or want to list another fake shop.

Happy and safe shopping!

Bastiaan


Bastiaan
Bastiaan

Founder of StartBuyingInChina. It all started as an hobby. I liked to categorize the few Chinese stores I knew. After 6 years over 150 blogs were published. I created a wonderful online course about Safe buying online in China, and served over 1.000.000 people. Thank you for being here!

    169 replies to "Fake Chinese shopping sites – Black list"

    • Manu

      Three days ago I bought 4 Oukitel phones from this store: “retailphoneshop . com” and payed €60 for them all with my Paypal account.
      This is the phone’s page: “retailphoneshop . com /collections/frontpage/products/oukitel-c8-limited-time-sale-just-pay-9-95-free-shipping-shipping-takes-14-21-days-worldwide-shipping” [remove spaces].

      There are lot of reviews on that page, but I don’t know if they are real. Also there is a notification in the left bottom corner of the page saying that X or Y from Z country bought their product.

      They are running the add from May 2018 on FB: https://bit.ly/2JkFu7Y

      I want my money back because I’m pretty sure that I was scammed. Now I want to cancel the order, but no Cancel button on the site

      • Bastiaan

        There are a few things on the site that bother me. And iPhone 8 for € 1750 is way tooooooo much. The phone you mentioned is just 15 USD. Why did you pay 60?
        Cancelling orders are seldom done with a cancel button. You must contact them. Wish you best luck!

        • Manu

          The website – retailphoneshop . com – is gone / unavailable. So it was a scam. What else can I do? I want my money back. I paid through Paypal.

          • Bastiaan

            Try to contact Paypal. Maybe they can do something.
            I don’t think this store will contact you ever again…
            Best luck!

    • John

      Avoid the site “www . bobnmarket . top”. They do not respond to any thing written. They charged more than the item’s posted price and charged it twice. My bank stopped the charges and I began investigating.
      This reflects poorly on Chinese business… I will not trust any Chinese based business in the future and will advise others of the same warning. They cannot build respect with the thieving actions of so many .

      • Bastiaan

        Sorry to hear you have such a bad experience. Not all online chinese stores are bad or scam. Many do a great job, but the bad ones spoil the experience… Please check out this list, these stores are verified. China stores list

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