What he told me was so important that I thought that although this subject has often been canvassed on this forum I should alert all warriors to this new scam.
First, I must state emphatically that I have never thought Alibaba to be responsible for any misconduct.
The problem lies with some of the suppliers listed on Alibaba.
The warrior informed me that he found Mattel monster dolls for sale on Alibaba at extremely low prices, but the names of the suppliers changed every time he went back to the site, and their joining dates were always 1 to 2 days prior. Alarm bells ringing?
The message is clear. Never buy big brand names for resale from overseas suppliers. I would also avoid using any web portal that allows suppliers to list fakes for sale.
I only know of a handful of sourcing portals that I regard as completely safe, and they never get a mention on this forum. Instead, everyone says "try #e%gwi.com because they have thousands of suppliers listed." Well the safe sites do too.