So I am deciding between a few wholesale companies on alibaba and contacted them to use escrow.com as the payment platform. This, in my opinion is the safest method to do business with companies in which you don't know the credibility of. They rejected my escrow.com idea and replied with the following: We understand that you need to protect your business, so we also need to protect our business aswell, Our Company protocol those not work with third Party, because we dont like problem in our business transaction, and problem can come-up from third party at anytime. so that is why we decide to do business in this way. HERE IS THE PROCEDURE..... 1)We require that you make payment inform of a deposit via Western Union OR Money Gram to any name of your staff's or family relatives like your wife or son as the receiver of the payment in Sidcup, kent. OR anywhere in United Kingdom .This way we'll not have access to get the money until when you get the goods, 2)Send the payment details to us including the Western Union OR Money Gram payment slip and details as a proof that the payment is deposited. 3)Once we get the details and confirm that the transfer is done,we'll Shipout your goods to your door step. ( AND SEND THE TRACKING NUMBER AND FEDEX AIRWAY BILL) To track your goods online. and know the exact time that you will get your Phone. 4) When you get and inspect the goods ,if everything is ok then you'll change the reeciver's name from that of your staff or relative to that of our company account officer and we'll have our money and then you have your goods. This way the both parties are happy,what do you think? What do you guys think? Anyone have experience with this type of transaction method? Possible ways they can scam me? Thanks.