Nigerians Pose As Chinese Suppliers

Been out and about in the electric tubes doing some research and came across those cagey Nigerians now posing as Chinese goods suppliers.

Heed this advice:

Sending Money Via Western Union Type Service: A Scam Every Time

There are so many scammers on internet, it can be downright hard work trying to find the legitimate ones. So let me give you the best advice I possibly can: I do not care what someone tells you, how many pictures of their “alleged” products they have, as soon as they mention the word “Western Union” or any other type of money wiring, IT IS A SCAM.

These types of services are for

1. People that do not have bank accounts

2. Money as a gift

3. To pay a bill (i.e. car payment).

If you send someone money this way, plan on never getting it back. Legitimate companies will NEVER EVER ask you to pay this way.(Ask yourself, when have you ever bought something from a store, and you “Moneygrammed” your payment for it?) If you need more proof, just browse through this forum of hundreds of people that are trying to find ways to get their money back.

This is my recent experience: I was dealing with a company I thought was legit. I checked them out on the internet, and it was an actual electronics company in Hong Kong. However, this guy had a free yahoo address(Why not have an email address from the company?) And when I checked out the IP address from the emails, they were traced to Nigeria. Then when he sent an email stating that method of Payment was Western Union, I knew he was a scammer. Also, the name he said to wire the money to was completely different, a ‘Aletor Itua’; When I searched this name, I found endless articles of people being scammed from this same person. For fun, I emailed the scammer, telling him that I won’t do Western Union, and recommended This is the email I received back:

“this is my HONG KONG NATIONAL ID CARD,i have never done this before not even to the most trusted customer i will not send my ID card to that person the reason is that here in HONG KONG anyone could be easily located and arrested wherever you are so everyone here in HONG KONG do not give out there ID CARD but i have decided do this because of what you said in the content of your first mail and you wanted someone who could work with you to achieve success . The person that taught you and gave you all those informations are very correct but i want to inform you that if there are bad people in business there are also good people , 10 bad fruits on a tree does not make the whole fruits on the tree bad i want to assure you of a good deal you just wait and see also i want you to know that western union is not established for bad transaction western union is a legal means , but bad people just want to make it bad also do you know that there have been recent reports of cheat via paypal, escrow mr peter with this email [redacted] was cheated of about 13,000 dolars via paypal escrow but when he met me today he his happy as he bought goods worth 1800 dollars and he his happy in conclusion it is not method of payment that really matters what matters is the person that you wants to buy from , i have conscience oaky and i have promised myself to be good always and not cheat anyone i want to assure you that you are ina a safe hand just go ahead and send the money right now and give me the MTCN today and i will get back to your email with the FEDEX shipment tracking numkber today take me for my word i am expecting to hear from you N.B . please please please my national id card i send to you is my life please , i will send your item and also to the second address immediatelly i get the MTCN after you have your items i will require you to inform me . THANKS. Stephen Lai ”


We are all keeping the scammers thriving by falling for their tricks. Please, please please do your research, and keep your money safe by only dealing with legitimate companies with legitimate payment methods.

I had just got done wondering about all the listings I’d seen asking for Western Union, something called T/T, and bank wire transfer. I thought it strange that the Chinese did business that way.

It turns out they don’t!

Now I know.

And so do you.

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2 Comments on “Nigerians Pose As Chinese Suppliers”

  1. Ian Says:

    So, how do the Chinese do business?

    By that I mean, what payment terms and money transfer arrangements are legitimate? Do companies like market international transfer agreements?

  2. mikecane Says:

    I would suggest joining the forums here and getting some advice:

    There are apparently many, many ways people can be cheated. If you intend to trade with China, I’d wait until you were certain of what needed to be done. There are plenty of crooks out there.

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