First of all, thanks to all the members who have taken their time to document their experiences on this very fine resource. I have found BHM to be invaluable. My associate and I, both businessmen from another industry, started sourcing suppliers for an online hair sales site which we hope to start. We, like many of you, have found the task of finding even one reliable and trustworthy IV or CV daunting. I am an IT Tech. My IT skills have served me well in my research. Be aware these companies may be doing business with new company identities or several names
. In doing your normal Google search for on an intended vendor, because of the lengths some fraudulent individuals will go to hide their identity and past criminal behavior, I suggest you also:
1. Google their phone number +Fraud and then +Scam
2. Google their bank account number if you are doing bank transfer +Fraud and then +Scam
3. Google the account holder or beneficiary name +Fraud and then +Scam
4. Search the company name on Alibaba's Fraud Center:
5. Search the company name and contact person name on:
6. As mentioned in BHM forum - Search company name or individual name here for info on CV:http://www.complaintsboard.com/bycountry/china.html <--search as it applies to the country ex.china, india etc)
7. As mentioned in BHM forum - Search company name or individual name here for info on IV:
8. For CV ask for Registered Corporate Number. Every legal company in China must have one.
Then of course - Google it + Fraud and then +Scam
9. For CV search local Yellow Pages for company in the proper province using Google Translate:
1. Go to: http://translate.google.com/?hl=en#zh-CN|en|
2. Type: www.yp.net.cn then press the translate button
3. Enter the correct company name and province in the fields provided. Then click the yellow button to the right.
4. Copy the resulting page URL (Which is In Chinese) (i.e. the http:-----------------) and paste that into:
to read your results in English. Hopefully they show up.
10. And most importantly SEARCH THIS FORUM
! This forum has saved me thousands. (see below)
God bless you all.
I hope this small but lengthy contribution is of some assistance.
1. [vendor name] site:forum.blackhairmedia.com