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The development of the internet and online sales platforms has created significant opportunities for global business. However, along with that, fraud also appears more and more. One of the biggest worries of customers when importing clothing from abroad is the fear of being scammed. How do you know that your clothing supplier is really genuine and they are what they really say they are? How do you do a security check or verify your wholesale clothing supplier? This can be a difficult task, but here are some useful tips to get you started.

Ask for VAT, a copy of tax ID, company registration number & full company details

Google could be a good tool to research who you’re dealing with. With the individuals, it may be a little more difficult because there will be less information, but I suggest you ask for the bank details, also relevant to verifying a company.

In the US, you can visit the BBB (Better Business Bureau) website or contact them. The equivalent to this in the UK might be the OFT (Office of Fair Trading.)

Try searching for your company there, see if anything comes up. You can also try searching for companies and individuals on sites like Ripoff Report.


Payment terms

Scammers never accept LC (Letter of Credit) payments. Fraudsters around the world prefer to pay by Western Union, TT and PayPal – because these payments cannot be traced. Buyers making a large purchase should definitely pay be LC. For sample orders and smaller shipments, consider using an escrow service.

Check customer referrals

Professional vendors understand the value and power of customer referrals. Before completing an order, ask the supplier for the names and contact information of a few of their satisfied buyers. You may want to start by asking if they have shipped products to your country before. If they say yes, refer customers there. If not, ask what other countries they sell to and get information about some of those customers.

Beware of unbelievable prices

Part of what attracts scammers is offering products at truly unbeatable prices. However, the reason they can offer such a low price is because you will never receive the product – so who cares what the selling price is? Consider this: If the deal seems too good to be true, you should probably be skeptical.

If you are dealing with Chinese supplier 

Use the helpful tips below for trading and verifying Chinese companies or “businesses”, but these tips can be very useful for verifying any company.

Be aware that some Chinese companies – even some paid members of commercial sites – are scammers. You will not be legally protected by Chinese authorities if you transact with an illegal company. Buyers need to verify potential suppliers first.

Unfortunately, while there are a number of Chinese websites that can help provide accurate company verification information, there is little support for English speakers. So, here are some tips to help you make sure you’re dealing with a legitimate supplier.


Check contact information

Most scammers will not dare provide accurate business contact information. They submit invalid address, telephone number. ALL buyers should contact personally with suppliers before concluding a sale.

Verify the company

Every legitimate company operating in China is required to undergo registration with the Chinese government authorities at the Bureau of Industry & Commerce (BIC). Upon approval, each company receives a unique company number. Be sure to get this number from suppliers – if they can’t provide one, walk away. Once you have the number, check with the local BIC administration office to verify their information. (NOTE: You may need to ask someone from China to make the call as English is not supported).

In China, all companies that wish to import and export must apply for and obtain a Certificate of Import & Export from Ministry of Commerce and its authorized local agencies in China. This must be done after a company has registered at their local BIC. In addition, trade companies have to register with Chinese Customs House and its regional branches before conducting formal business with international businesses. Buyers should ask suppliers for their company number from BIC, as well as a copy of their Certificate of Import & Export.

Check the authenticity of branded products

China is famous for selling copied versions of branded products, such as watches, electronics, shoes, handbags, golf clubs, etc. At the same time, there are a number of legitimate Chinese producers of branded products, that sell surplus quantities illegally. Buyers should note that while a Chinese company may provide you with a certificate showing that they have the right to manufacture branded items, this certainly does not entitle them to resell those items. Check the wording carefully.


Chinese suppliers offer buyers real opportunities to save costs. Just remember that without conducting proper due diligence, you’re going into the transaction blindly and putting yourself at risk. Like the rest of the world, most businesses are professional. With a little research, buyers can transact with confidence and develop valuable business relationships.

These are great Tips to start your own verification of any provider before you send money to them. Anyone can make their store windows look beautiful with great products to choose from, it’s what’s inside that matters.

With vendors that have websites online for years rather than months, this is a good way to trust them, it will take some time before bad feedback is filtered through the internet, so with websites For less than 1 year, you have to be more cautious. When you truly trust a person or a supplier, you can send any form of payment because you know that there is no problem with the security of the money, suppliers are in business for the long term. and having a good reputation will never cause any problems to their business with poor products and bad customer service, but when you deal with scammers they promise you the world, but most just want payments as W/U there is no buyer guarantee, many buyers prefer to use Pay Pal, but again for real suppliers that will be fine if a vendor closes his account after he earned money from this scam!

Consider more secure payment methods. Payment like COD or L/C seems better for the buyer, but remember to think clearly about what’s inside the box or box? Even if you order a DVD in COD form, when the goods arrive, you open the box. You will see the DVD looks good, pay the delivery person, later you try the DVD, there is no content inside, this scam is old but has caught a lot of people.

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