25 Jun 2021 -
 Defence

Desperate buyers targeted by scammers during chip shortage, says ERAI

Electronics counterfeit mitigation

ERAI has published a warning to any organization involved in the purchase of electronic components concerning “numerous companies and websites that fraudulently advertise having electronic components in stock”.

They claim that companies have made payment for parts which are never delivered. “When the victims chase a refund or delivery of the parts, their communication attempts are dodged or are completely ignored,” reports ERAI on this post.

Astute is a highly accredited, quality-driven procurement expert, with a list of clients that includes the world’s leading defence suppliers. Our mission is to shield you against inferior quality products and services. As such, our operations are run in accordance with quality processes including AS6081 that mitigates the risks of purchasing and supplying fraudulent/counterfeit electronic parts. Find out more about our counterfeit mitigation techniques by contacting one of our experts.

We have on-site anti-counterfeit testing facilities in both the U.K. and U.S. for carrying out a range of destructive and non-destructive testing, as shown here:

Either through the hundreds of manufacturers we purchase directly from, or the international network of component supply-partners offering full product traceability, Astute Safe-Supply, run by sourcing experts and offers a deeper insight into the global components markets.

With real-time access to the latest listings and prices cultivated through several decades of close supplier partnerships, we are able to spot price disparities and leverage product price variances to deliver cost-effective solutions to customers, whilst ensuring a quality, risk-free supply.

For more help with looking at supply chain options, contact Astute Electronics here

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