John said

Found a website that's an exact copy of yunnan sourcing

Just different Web design but the text and inventory is exactly the same:
http://www.blacktealeaves.com/product/single-tree-song-zhong-dan-cong-oolong-tea-spring-2015/

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John said

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AllanK said

My guess is it is a scam site. You pay by money transfer or something else where you can’t get a refund.

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AllanK said

I sent Scott an email about this thread. I would bet he says it is a scam site.

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AllanK said

Strange thing is it appears they accept Paypal. Scam sites never do.

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It’s like playing whack a mole… I send a DMCA takedown to one hosting company and then they move to another. Now there two sites… double the work. I can guarantee you they don’t have the teas. The credit card processor for both of these is over in China and I bet your card info would get used and chargebacks may be hard or impossible.

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John said

Do i get a finder’s fee in looseleaf? Just kidding.

I’d trade tea for getting these websites taken down. ;-)

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Cwyn said

Yunnan Sourcing…The downside to the upside of doing something well.

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http://teapeak.net was suspended. Finally got colocrossing to review the DMCA takedown request. I expect they will just hop to another server and we’ll start over again. Feel like I’m stuck in the the first half of Season 1 of Battlestar Galactica!

AllanK said

I hope you get the other site taken down as well.

Thanks Allan!

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Great… might as well be a thousand of them at this point. It’s beyond my capacity to deal with all this stuff… YS is my wife and I and three fulfillment people in China…

Yeah, very frustrating indeed; whack a mole is pretty accurate. They tend to use the same images/descriptions so they can easily be found through google’s reverse image search.

Fed up… already working 90 hours a week this time of year. I guess some people will get cheated. I’ll do my best.

AllanK said

I don’t see any Yunnan Sourcing brand teas on this one. Am I missing something? They do appear to have teas that Yunnan Sourcing carries.

AllanK said

I guess when you are the top dog of the tea world every one in China tries to copy you. No one will probably ever find a tea shop that is an exact copy of Awazon Tea for instance.

@AllanK The most recent copy website has omitted the YS brand in attempt to make their plagiarizing less obvious.

@Aibohphobia Yup… it’s the same group of people as teapeak.net and blacktealeaves.com

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Rasseru said

You can flag bad websites with some internet security… I don’t know how many is needed for a result but I did it, might be worth a go if enough do it. I can do it from my browser, I use avast

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