Yesterday we learned from one of our German business partners that he experienced an online fraud. We sorted out the case and helped him report the case in Germany and China.
If you experience similar situation, you can find again the tips from the German representation in China:
Unfortunately, there is no recommendation that generally leads to the desired success in China. Often the injured companies or individuals cannot recover the funds in China and the behavior of the authorities varies depending on the province and the case. Immediate action is necessary as the funds are immediately transferred further in China.
The following actions should be taken immediately in the event of a loss:
* Attempt to transfer the funds back via the sender's bank in Germany. * File a criminal complaint with the relevant authorities in Germany * Contact the responsible German representation abroad (consulate, embassy)
If necessary, representation by local lawyers in China to file a criminal complaint here.