Report: #271358


  • Submitted: Thu, August 30, 2007
  • Updated: Fri, May 27, 2011
  • Reported By: FLORIDA AND CALIFORNIA Florida

ERAI & BROKERFORUM Who buys fake and counterfeit semiconductors and electronic parts in North America.? North American market is completely indulged in importing cheap counterfeit & fake semiconductors from China which includes even military grade parts. USA & CANADA Nationwide


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It is worthwhile to note today North American market is completely indulged in importing cheap counterfeit & fake semiconductors from China which includes even military grade parts.

China is largest producer of counterfeits and fakes semiconductor products in world . Out of which approximately 80 % are consumed by USA alone which is traded by network of hundreds of Independent brokers . some of them are as old as 20 years in this business.
there are several reasons behind that, Many military parts, obsolete parts, hard to find parts are not so easily available in market, when China is expert in supplying those at fraction of price which are recovered from scrap,recycled garbage and many are fakes produced by remarking at printing

It is amazing to observe - everyday there are few full cargo flight loads of counterfeits which are flown to USA from single city called Shenzhen in China
( BY DHL, UPS, FEDEX- undervalued to as low 100 $ per package) which is headquarters of world's top counterfeit criminals. All these criminals are linked to and which facilitate them to trade, certify and chanelise ,escrow(payment media) their products to buyers and end users in USA.

Modus operandi is : All these counterfeit producers are invited in party, meets, get together, lavish lunch , dinner- who are basically illeterate from country side of China. They are explained benefits of networking which helps them to sell their counterfeits assuring them the world's open market door. Similar meets are organised in Las Vegas and elsewhere worldwide.

In this process Chinese counterfeit criminals ( who are made criminals by luring with plum market of west which brings them dollars and Euros) buy few memberships on various names.

Please note Chinese change their company name as frequently as required after ripping off customers. there are chinese counterfeit producers who are even known for buying four memberships on different names. Most of them do not carry any business registration , since this business is all about counterfeiting and smugling. Besides they are encouraged to get their make shift business registration from neighbouring hongkong which is 5 minutes process being free economic zone. But it doesnot carry meaning as far as taxation, accounting is conecerned in PRC.

China turns blind eye as it brings in more than 20 billion dollar every year and more than 5 million people involved in trade directly or indirectly.

It is observed by our members many Chinese associates openly trade military counterfeits with the help of ERAI which is headed by Kristal snider, Terry lively and mark snider and platformwhich is used to advertise, market their products, known to be popular trading platform for most of Chinese smugglers and criminals. They have opened their shops for easy collection of membership fees.

In last 7 years Chinese counterfeit market has grown big like monster with the help of above American agents who are having an association of independent brokers facilitating them to buy , sell , certify, fixing payment terms, advertise, promote, chanelise among the network. One has to pay them regularly to get their service. As long as you pay them , you are allowed to do any sort of crime, traffic illegal products across the globe.

Copy right acts, intellectual property rights- all are overlooked by ERAI and brokerforum which makes North america heaven for counterfeit buyers today.

There are over 500 Chinese list brokers in USA and Canada alone. Many veteran reputed suppliers have also started using Chinese market to boost their profits , looking at overall stock level falldown in North america due to production activities moving towards Asian countries. In next 5-10 years stock level in North America ( with independepent brokers) could reach close to zero. They might simply remain agents of Chinese suppliers.

Today most of their trading is ruled by Chinese vendors directly , indirectly , some of them do so discretely by opening their hidden offices. They are not really in position to stand on genuine products because products bought from mfrs or franchised distributors cannot let them survive as far as profit margin is concerned which is too low. Where as selling chinese products fetch them as much as 200 to 500 % of profit or even higher. It is this factor which is luring almost every second American broker to venture into this illegal trade.

It will not be shocking if you buy genuine products(?) from reputed buyers from America you might still landup buying same Chinese junk as many big players have opened their shops in China with only quality control known as visual inspection. If you buy a military component from USA it might be some remarked part imprinted on commercial part which would pass group A test or electrical functional test. The real failure can be encountered only on actual field of operation in extreme critical situation. Many military equipments failed in Iraq in the middle of operation, connectors melted, many PCBs bursted resulting into wrong navigation, offshooting, loosing control etc.

Next time when you buy any semiconductor in USA, canada ( SPECIALLY CALIFORNIA, FLORIDA and QUEBEC ) beware you might still buy those duds, just that you will pay more for same garbage which comes with tags of ERAI,gold,ISCP,pledge which are private certification of erai and brokerforum without any technical merits or real quality certification.

There was a time when whole world was infected with porn industry of Canada netherland and USA which corruputed whole world with their nasty adult videos with unimaginable fetish and topics ( porn industry is legal here), Now be prepared to counterfeit epedemic which would originate from here. All that they want is money money money from third world country. It is a big money game. Youth here today does not want to become doctor or engineer or scientist, their dream is to become porn star. Who knowns there might be porn star next door as your neighbour.

Chinese counterfeit industry was promoted by handful of Americans for money ,now they are the one who are getting burned and now burning rest of world.

Europe is already too busy in producing and world's biggest, largest gangbangs competing USA. These American fluffers will really ruin world one day, in which ever industry they are, to protect their economy and flow of money.

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#1 Consumer Comment


AUTHOR: Count-inv - (USA)

It is a sad story though, a couple Mark Snider and Kristal W.Snider from plymouth, who were basically selling flowers from their Diane's Duxbury home came into this business starting in a dingy room at 19R Main street Plymouth, MI. Later moved to Florida in 2006.This couple is so greedy they left no table unturned whatever gave them money without doing much work. Kristal Snider started with Nurse work, later shifted to over dozen businesses along with her husband,  right from printing fliers, business cards, selling cargo insurances, web designing, and so on. Basically they had no technical background to be in electronic component industry.

Now coming to her venture ERAI, which is basically a membership organisation of brokers across the world, but its main objective was to help  network American brokers and Chinese brokers where chunk of business comes from.  Brokers not having access to many parts in open market often resorted to Chinese made fake/counterfeit and pirated parts including military and aviation grade parts.  This networking helped her bring millions of dollars in membership. She and her husband also carried out multi million escrow processes between Chinese flea market suppliers and American buyers, knowing that 99% parts sold in open chinese market are pirated and hence counterfeits. She kept on networking counterfeits to boost her revenue, while to attract more and more international members other than china, she harped on her love for anti-counterfeiting theory. She developed few ways to improvise counterfeits which is been taught to Chinese suppliers so that the components do not get intercepted by layman or even border officials.  Thanks to Kristal snider who has made America a biggest buyer of pirated electronic components. America consumes over 75% of pirated components made in China, which no other industrially developed countries like Singapore, Malaysia, South Korea, Japan or India would buy. 

 It is often the greed of fat margin of Americans brokers and their lavish lifestyle , encouraged Chinese to produce more and more counterfeits.  Networking power, improvising visual aspects and escrow services by ERAI helped this trade rocket to its peak level.   No wonder there are big brokers who openly bought and./or sold tonnes of counterfeits:   

Few big names are: 
 and many more.   

Apart from these ,there were nearly 500 known flea market vendors in China, joined ERAI network changed their names after selling counterfeits, came back with different names. ERAI happily entertained them , as long as they got their kickbacks in the form of membership and escrow fees. She conducted many booze parties for brokers to market her membership network.

 Among these many of these companies even used ISO and ANAB certifications besides using networking power of IDEA and ERAI.

No wonder today most American military organizations like NASA, PENTAGON, BAE and other companies including aviation companies are struggling with insurge of pirated components in their equipments.
Still if someone wants to trust Kristal Snider, Mark A. snider and her close associate Terry M. lively then it is upto you.    We can judge who are those people working behind the screen to link billion dollar piracy network which operates between China and USA. Many American companies in-turn sell those military counterfeits to other countries with their American lables and American advantages along with ERAI, IDEA tags.  Companies like USBID, V&C Technologies, AERI are still churning millions with the sound support of Kristal snider.

Decide for yourself  who is working behind the show besides greedy brokers. This has become epidemic in last 5 to 6 years. Something which could have been at very minor had ERAI not ventured into this illegal trade to pump out money.   Yes there are major B2B sites like EBAY, THE BROKERFORUM, NETCOMPONENTS, HKINVENTORY.COM who provided platform to market pirated products.

(FYI 90% of ERAI members , associates, affiliates are involved in distribution of pirated/counterfeit commercial and military components)

Request to readers : Call Kristal W.snider, Mark Snider on 239-261-6268 or 239-348-3530 and ask them to stop spreading terror in USA and rest of world.,
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AUTHOR: Kristal Snider, ERAI - (United States of America)

To Whom It May Concern:

For the last several years, ERAI, its principals and employees have been the target of an intense smear campaign orchestrated by an individual who seeks to bring harm to ERAI, its principals, employees and any person or business who interferes with the perpetrators ominous cyber attacks. For a long period of time, ERAI was more or less exclusively the primary target of these libelous broadcasts. Now, numerous businesses are among the victims of these often-times unprovoked outbursts.

ERAI is frequently asked why these posts have been and continue to be made. Simply put, due to the nature of our organization which involves monitoring, investigating, reporting, and mediating issues affecting the global supply chain of electronics, it is not uncommon to have companies that have been reported by ERAI attempt to discredit our organization. The hundreds of posts that are currently visible on the Internet have been made by one individual using dozens of Internet screen names. Because the Internet provides bloggers with a cloak of anonymity, a person can create the illusion of numerous disgruntled or concerned individuals when that is simply not the case. The author of these posts is an individual that was reported by ERAI for selling faulty material. He made numerous threats against ERAI and its employees both during the investigation and after he was reported.

It helps to have a better understanding of our organization in order to understand the motivation of these types of criminals. Founded in 1995 and incorporated in 1996, ERAI is a privately held trade organization that has been the industry's primary reporting and investigation service supplying information, mediation and risk mitigation solutions to electronics professionals worldwide. Membership to ERAI is open to franchised and independent distributors, OEMs, OCMs, CMs, test houses, government agencies and associations serving the industry. ERAI is actively involved in a number of committees and task forces that are addressing the issue of counterfeit parts in the global supply chain of electronics.

There are a number of reasons why counterfeiting has become so rampant in the last few years, such as the breakdown of trade barriers among countries with less restrictive IP laws, the green initiatives that have led to more e-waste and easy access through the Internet to market and sell material easily. Counterfeiting has become a global issue affecting multiple industries from electronics to golf clubs, pharmaceuticals and tobacco, among others. It is particularly troubling to ERAI since counterfeit electronics can not only affect individuals health and safety, but could even be a threat to national security. Every industry has been affected and ERAI is working diligently to address the problem in the electronics sector and to offer solutions to this very serious issue. Unfortunately, we have to accept the fact that the Internet creates an audience for individuals to post information that is entirely false, inaccurate and without merit.

ERAI is uniting the industry in addressing issues that are plaguing the market and we hope you can be part of the solution with us.

ERAI deeply regrets the frustration and/or confusion these cyber attacks have caused. Despite the difficult obstacles ERAI must sometimes face, it will continue to provide the valuable information and services its Members have come to rely upon to make the most informed business decisions possible. ERAI remains committed to serving its customers with the integrity and professionalism the semiconductor industry has come to expect.

Kristal Snider
Vice President

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