Nearly all AliBaba factory profiles are fake and set up by scammy middlemen like Mr. Weiheng "Wayne" Si.
Phone numbers in use by this scammer:
This company uses a variety of fake names:
Tianjin Hengmeida Cosmetic Co., LTD
Tianjin City Cosmetics Manufactory and Trading Ltd
Tianjin Hengmeida Industry and Trade Co, LTD
HMD HangMeiDa Cosmetic
But their real name is 天津市亨美达化妆品工贸有限公司, which stands for Tianjin Hengmeida Cosmetics Industry and Trade Co., Ltd.
This is reported in their business report.
Since Mr. Si told us he is in fact the owner, the only way that could remotely be true is if his wife is Wang Yulan and indeed, Wang is a female name. This is his wife:
Their AliBaba page:
They put in their profile the web address hengmeida.com:
..and looking at the registration data for hengmeida.com, it's indeed 15 years old (but registered to Zhan Zhou and not Weiheng Si):
But that website is not for a Chinese cosmetics company but for a sports betting and casino gameplay company!
We used the Internet Archive's Wayback Machine to see how that site used to look, and it indeed had a "HengMeiDa Cosmetic" logo but it never had a functioning site, meaning that company likely never existed:
Notice the sloppiness: "Cov" instead of "Co". For a few years it had the same template as above, then only web host messages that the site was defunct. Also hengmeida.cn does not have a site on it.
Wayne Si, when emailing with his victims, only uses the skincarefactory.cn domain. He emails from email@example.com and pretends to be "David" as well from firstname.lastname@example.org. AliBaba lists the company email address as email@example.com. The facebook page for the fake company also lists a firstname.lastname@example.org:
But look at then that page was created: Just a few months before we placed our order with Mr. Weiheng Si 司唯亨 and a mere four days after he registered the domain skincarefactory.cn:
He claims in emails to be the owner of the company:
...but Ali Baba's page says the owner's name is a woman named Wang Yu Lan:
The photo shows a run-down, abandoned looking building and the photos on his AliBaba profile show just a few workers. Yet he claims to employ 100 people:
They claim to be a huge corporation and should have been on AliBaba since their inception, but in reality, their total turnover in four years on that platform was $50,000 spread over 112 transactions:
This is an average order value of a mere $446. $12,500 per year. Say 50% of that is profit. $6,000/year. Still worth it as a side job for a scammer in China.
We're pretty sure that company does not exist - not a trace of their existence can be found. We're letting a China business intelligence company run a checkup on it and we'll report that here soon.
Note how the invoice mentions "PEUR, LIMA" as the destination, whereas we're in the Czech Republic.Sloppiness upon sloppiness is an indication you're not dealing with an actual company.
Which we paid:
The customs "invoice" enclosed with the shipment neither has an invoice number nor our company name on it, so it's a fraudulent document and not an invoice at all.
Note again the sloppiness: "No commercial value the invoice is for customs puppes only".
Wayne Si claimed it contains 10% Hyaluronic acid:
We're having the ingredients analyzed in a lab and will report here.
The prospects look grim, since everything else was not as agreed upon also. We were supposed to get a frosted bottle instead of a clear one, and we were supposed to get golden print instead of inkjet-black dot-matrix.
After we paid, he came with a story on how the bottles would freeze on the train through Siberia, so he'd ship part of it by air instead. We asked him to test the bottles in a freezer and he claimed he did:
But when we did the same, the bottles did not damage, after having been frozen at -21 Celcius (-6 F) and the seals remained intact:
.. so it seemed a ploy to get extra money without the slightest evidence that it was ever paid. He repeatedly offered the below as an "invoice" for that 696 dollars:
In spite of us asking a dozen times for a document that we could use to justify paying him that sum (which we were willing to do), Mr. Si not only refused to issue a proforma invoice or even any proof he paid that $696 extra, he also wanted to have that cash deposited onto his personal bank account in New Zealand:
ACCT Number: 06-0983-0107174-00
ANZ BANK NEW ZEALAND LIMITED
Beneficiary: Weiheng Si:
ROOM 505, 5 MEI YUAN LU ROAD
HUA YUAN BIN HAI GAO XIN DISTRICT
We already showed above that we paid his $ 5,800 invoice to the correct bank account. However Mr. Si then created a fake invoice in AliBaba with different account details and claimed we had paid those invoices, only "not enough":
He said that his Singaporean bank, when we transferred the US dollars into it, took hundreds of dollars in exchange fee and he wanted us to pay for his mistake:
Note how "last time you paid on Alibaba" is a falsehood.
He said he will severely damage our company very soon, to "teach you some humility", an expression he used a lot in his final emails:
Like all fly-by-night fake companies on AliBaba, also Weiheng Si 司唯亨 is unwilling and unable to provide a usable product in more ways than one. Here you can see how ALL boxes arrived: Full of crushed vials, contaminating the surviving vials with liquid and glass splinters.