A review done at my group. Hope can be of help to readers here too...
First of all… Welcome to China Scam Central, moonbin77…
If you have searched usbxt.com using Google, I am sure you would have found that they have been listed as SCAMMER in Alibabascam.com. Going to the site this is all I could find:
Xun Teng Electronic Technology Ltd Address: Room 2708, Leizhen Building, Fuming road, Futian District, Shenzhen, Guangdong, China Website: www.usbxt.com E-mail: *******@usbxt.com *******@gmail.com MSN: *******@hotmail.com Tel: 0086-*******3034
I am sure we want to know why? That's what I wish to do with every company and dotcom that I have listed in my Lists, but it is an impossible task, and I have to collect as much data as I can in the shortest period possible so as to make my Lists relevant. But going through a few current websites that interest members is all I can do, learning together as we go along.
Opening the main page, we can see that it is quite convincing.
1. We can see they are affiliated to Alibaba, Global Sources and Made-in-China.
2. They are using their own company emails, not free emails.
3. They also display all sorts of certificates.
4. At the footnote also we can see that the domain was copyrighted from 2004 – 2011.
5. We can also see that they are selling only flash-drives, not everything that you can find under the sun.
Going through the Company page, we can read their history and product development and quality.
Even in their Payment page they give full information about to which account payment should be made.
1. T/T informations:
A/c No.: **************834
A/c Name: Lixin Lin
Ben's Bank: Bank of China Shenzhen Bei Fang Building SUB-Branch
SWIFT Code: BKCHCNBJ45A
Post Code: 518000
Bank Add: 1/F,Bei Fang Building,Shen Nan Zhong Road,Shenzhen,China
2. Western Union and MoneyGram:
First Name : Lixin
Last Name : Lin
City : Shenzhen
State : Guangdong
Country : China
Though not a company account, I think some of us can accept it when being clearly displayed like that. Only one name, possibly the owner, manager or account executive.
I think as a whole we can accept and feel confident with our first impression of the company.
1. The three logos of Alibaba, Global Sources and Made-in-China are for good impression only. There is no Xun Teng Electronic Technology Ltd in Alibaba or Global Sources. And though they are present in Made-in-China, the last date they sign-in was Jun 03, 2009.
2. This is Usbxt.com Whois info:
Domain Name.......... usbxt.com
Creation Date........... 2010-05-21 17:51:05
Registration Date….. 2010-05-21 17:51:05
Expiry Date............... 2011-05-21 17:51:05
Organisation Name.... lin xiansheng
Organisation Address. xiamen
Organisation Address. xiamen
Organisation Address. 361000
Organisation Address. FJ
Organisation Address. CN
What they say at footnote at their website 'Copyright © 2004-2011' is not true.
For me, displaying unauthorized logos, icons or seals that can give credibility, security and trust will raise a lot of red flags. They purposely put in logos of Alibaba and Global Sources solely to deceive buyers. I usually give 5 red flags for each logo, totaling 10.
And I usually give 1 red flag for 1 year of lie about their domain age. They earned 6 red flags there.
I don't give red flags for WU/MG payment because buyers have a choice with TT but I will give 2 red flags for payment into personal account.
I think it is more than enough for me to say that they are untrustworthy to do business with. A good and honest company don't have to lie. They can survive my scam score even if they are a one year old company, using free email, free website, even payment to a personal account. But please remember that we are evaluating only the website, not their products and service yet.
For moonbin, I would wish you request more info from them, ask for their licenses and certificates. We can learn more not only about them but also we can compare with other companies as well. That is why we have our collection of licenses and certificates in our group. Maybe someone with knowledge can give some comment, teach us how to identify genuine and fake licenses and certificates, what is actually required by companies to exist legally, to manufacture, to export etc.
We have to learn to survive. The more we know, the less we'll be scammed.