The Industrial and Commercial Department of Beijing's Chaoyang District has closed down five online shopping websites that were involved in in illegal operations.
The five sites are 15gw.com, 99btv.com, it92.net, shalaa.com, it3788.com.
All the five websites adopted "payment before goods delivery" policies, used false office addresses and fake mobile phone numbers, instead of fixed-line numbers. Some of them even used the logo of the Industrial and Commercial Department without its approval and operated without a legal license.
The Department is reminding consumers to choose only legal websites for online shopping and to check whether the logo of the Industrial and Commercial Department is accessible and whether the service provider is duly registered before using their service.