Original article from: zinggadget.com
*Original article is Chinese. We use Google to translate*
During the MCO, students were forced to study online at home. At this time, parents would also choose to buy electronic products online so that they could have enough equipment for their children to attend classes. However, recently, a lot of scammers use this method on Facebook to fraud. The editor is here to teach you how to identify Facebook Page fraudsters in two ways easily!
I) Check Page Transparency
I) 检查Page Transparency
- First, go to Facebook Page to find Page Transparency (先到Facebook Page查找Page Transparency)
- Click See All (点击See All)
- CCheck whether the page change the names recently.
If the page keeps changing its names, please be careful! Because the fraudulent group may change the name after they have been discovered and then defraud the other users. (检查专页是否持续更换名字
II) Check whether it is useful to promote content on Facebook
- Click also Go To Ad library in Page Transparency (同样在Page Transparency 里点击 Go To Ad library)
- Find out what content is being promoted (查找推广了怎样的内容)
If you find that the price of the content promoted is already very low, you can further think about whether it is necessary to spend money to advertise for such a low price. In addition, the price of the equipment in the market is above RM5K, but it can be purchased with only RM1K+. At this time, you must be very careful. It is very likely that scam groups are using this to attract you.
In addition, fraudulent groups also like to sell at low prices on the grounds of “company failure” and “clearance”, and they will also say that there are only a few sets left. Act fast! These are actually tricks used by scam groups to defraud everyone!
Method 2: Seller’s bank account
I) Check the seller’s bank account
- Require bank account from seller (向卖家领取银行户口)
- And search the account through Facebook (并透过Facebook搜索户口)
- Find out if someone has been said it is a liar (查找是否被人说过是骗子)
Try to avoid dealing with sellers whose bank accounts are different from the pages’ names, because normal sellers will not frequently change bank accounts and put different names as bank accounts. Unless you have verified that the seller is very reliable through other ways.
(例子：专页名字为 ABC Techonology ，但银行户口为 CDF Enterprise)
II) Check the seller’s bank account through the CCID Malaysia system
II) 透过CCID Malaysia系统检查卖家的银行户口
- Check whether the seller’s bank account has been reported (检查卖家的银行户口是否被举报过)
- If reported, the police system will record it (若举报过，警方系统将会有所记录)
What should I do if I am cheated?
- Report to the police station first, no matter the amount (先到警局报案，无论金额是多少)
- Bring the report to your own bank and the other party’s bank (for example, you use CIMB bank transfer to the other party’s MAYBANK) (将报告带到自己和对方的银行报案（比如你使用CIMB银行转账到对方的MAYBANK）)
- Publish the scammer’s account and pages on your personal homepage. Make sure to set it as public so that everyone can find it easily. (将骗子的户口还有专业公布在自己的个人主页，一定要设置公开，让大家方便查找)
Of course, the above methods are not limited to the Facebook page used for electronic devices. If you want to buy goods on Facebook Page but are afraid of being cheated, you can also use the above methods to alert yourself! In any case, you still need to think twice when shopping online!
If you want to buy furniture online, you can feel relief to trade on our platform. Reading this article will help you have more confidence in us!
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Are you searching for the best yet most affordable wood composite to use for your office or home furniture? You may be looking at products on our site and asking “what is the difference between MDF, particle board, and plywood?” You’d be surprised by how many people really don’t know the difference. In this article, we’ll explain which out of the three types of wood is the most affordable and strongest. We’ll also discuss the different grades of each engineered wood composite. Make sure you understand the pros and cons of medium-density fiberboard, plywood, and particle board to make your purchasing decision easy.
What is Particle Board?
Simply put, particle board is a waste-wood product made by heat pressing wood chips, sawmill shavings, or even sawdust and resin together. To make the end product water resistant, fireproof, and/or insect-proof chemicals are used including wax, dyes, wetting agents, and release agents. After the resin, chemicals, and wood scraps have been mixed together, the liquid mixture is made into a sheet. The weight of the wood chips is evenly distributed to make sure the finished board is not top heavy. Compression is applied to the particle board sheet multiple times to create the tightest possible bond between the resin and the wood bits. A popular type of particle board that you may see is oriented strand board (OSB). This wood composite is very important to home and commercial engineers for structural purposes. Oriented strand board is easily identifiable by its manufacturing process that layers strands of wood in specific orientations. Most home and commercial builders use OSB particle board for floor and wall bases.
- Low Cost
- Perfect for Ready-Made Furniture
- Low Strength – Cannot Support Heavy Loads
- Not as Eco-Friendly as Wood Furniture
- Expands or Discolors Due to Moisture
What is MDF Wood?
MDF stands for medium-density fiberboard, which is an engineered wood composite made up of wood fibers. Because the MDF is composed of small wood fibers, there is no visible wood grain, rings, or knots. The making of the composite uses the fibers, glue, and heat to create a tight bonding board. Both softwood and hardwood are used to manufacture MDF. Generally denser than plywood, this composition creates a stronger material for building. We use a veneer sealant to prevent water damage. Two types of fiberboard are moisture resistant (which is typically blue) and fire retardant.
- Low Cost
- Very Smooth, No Splinters
- Easy to Paint
- Easy Cutting
- Denser and Stronger than Particle Board
- Composed of Small Wood Fibers So There is No Wood Grain
- MDF is Dense, Making it Heavy
- Cannot Be Stained
- Can Dull Blades Quickly
What is Plywood?
Plywood is an engineered wood product made up of sheets of wood veneer. The wood veneer boards are pressed and bonded together to create one solid piece. This manufacturing process is called cross-graining and it reduces shrinkage and expansion while improving panel strength consistency. Different grades of plywood are used for different purposes. Plywood grades are affected by many variables including the type of wood ply, thickness, adhesive, and manufacturing/compaction process. Lower grades are perfect for subflooring in buildings and homes. High grades can be used for cabinets and shelving. There are many types of plywood to choose from. Make sure to choose the correct plywood type for the furniture or fixture you are building.
- Softwood – Grooved Flooring
- Hardwood – Heavy Duty Flooring or Wall Structures
- Tropical – Soft, Low Cost Wood
- Decorative – Easy to Dye and Draw On
- Marine – Used for Docks and Boats
- Flexible – Used for Curved Wooden Parts
- Aircraft – High Strength, Resists Heat & Humidity
- Comes in Different Thicknesses
- Different Wood Species Available
- Very Strong Material
- Less Susceptible to Water Damage
- Stainable and Paintable
- Holds Screws Well
- Possible to Purchase with Low or No VOCs.
- More Expensive
- Have to Finish Edges Because Layers Show
- Plywood Often Splinters
- Difficult to Cut
Particle Board, MDF & Plywood Grades
The primary differences between grades are the number of knot holes and voids. The amount of defects and work to repair them determines the grade. The type or grade of adhesive also has a part in grading. One of the best ways to find out about the grade is to look for a stamp that says “APA The Engineered Wood Association.” This stamp will give you an A, B, C, or D grade based on the intended use of the panel.
|A||Minor, but not frequent burls, pin knots, and inconspicuous small patches.|
|B||Burls, slight color streaks, pin knots, and inconspicuous small patches in limited amounts.|
|C||Smooth patches, sound knots, and discoloration or varying color.|
|D||Defects downgrade these good or premium panels to factory seconds.|
|G1S||Dealer-applied designation meaning “Good 1 Side” used primarily for foreign-origin plywood of 1/4″ thickness; face can be good to premium, back with large defects or of another hardwood species.|
So What’s The Best Wood Solution?
It really comes down to what you are building and the conditions the material will be used in. When building cabinets you can use any three of these wood composites. Most people will go with plywood for the cabinet frame because it holds screws well and takes paint and stain well. The plywood’s multiple wood layers make the cabinets lightweight, yet strong and durable. But on the other hand, a shelving unit could be built with MDF to save money. As you can see, you can use any type of manufactured wood for many projects, but keep weight, material strength, clean cutting, and possible water damage in mind.
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