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Thursday, March 17, 2011

Scam Email: Joe Thomas

Someone just forwarded me this email. We've reported on the use of the name Stan Thomas in the past. The format of this scam is just the same as we've seen to artists, but the items mentioned this time are non-art items from the person who forwarded me the email. It's worth posting, in case an artist gets one just like this but listing their artwork instead.
Hello,

We would like to inquire if you have in stock or can help us to get the description items below,

1: SOLAR CHARGE CONTROLLER, 20amps and above.
2: Grundfos SQ Flex 11 SQF -2 Submersible pump (part no 95027335)
3: 180watt or 235watt solar panel.
4: DC-AC POWER INVERTER 1000watts and above and it should be in 12vdc to
220/230/240vac

Also interested in the toners descriptions below

1: HP Q6511A (11A) OEM
2: HP C8543X (43X) OEM
3: HP C9730A (30A) OEM

Please let us know the price of each item listed above. I would also like to know type of credit card that you accepted in making payment when purchased from your company.I really appreciate your time and business.

RELIABLE CONTRACTOR
4875 E La Palma Ave,
Anaheim, CA, 92801
reliablecontractor@albmasterdesign.com
Joe Thomas. 

62 comments:

  1. I am a lawyer and just received this email as well.

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  2. Yeah I received it too and told him we had some in stock but needed a phone number. He replied with 707-743-4212. Please bust his a--!

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  3. Our company received same email, here is the content:

    Subject: Quote Needed


    Hello,

    I would like to know if you have in stock or can help us to get the description items below,

    1: SOLAR CHARGE CONTROLLER, 20amps and above.
    2: Grundfos SQ Flex 11 SQF -2 Submersible pump (part no 95027335)
    3: 180watt or 235watt solar panel.
    4: DC-AC POWER INVERTER 1000watts and above and it should be in 12vdc to
    220/230/240vac

    Also interested in the HP OEM toners descriptions below

    1: Hewlett Packard (HP) 11A OEM Laserjet: Black [HPQ6511A]
    2: Hewlett Packard (HP) 43X OEM Laserjet: Black [HPC8543X]
    3: Hewlett Packard (HP) 30A OEM Laserjet: Black [HPC9730A]

    Please let us know the price of each item listed above. I would also like to know type of
    credit card that you accepted in making payment when purchased from your company.I really appreciate your time and business.

    Bob Gaskie
    370 32nd Avenue,
    SAN FRANCISCO, CA, 94121
    allinonecontractor@albmasterdesign.com
    ALL IN ONE CONTRACTOR.

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  4. I received the following. From the email header, the original sender's IP was located in Delhi India.
    =====

    Hello,

    I would like to know if you have in stock or can help us to get the description items below,

    1: SOLAR CHARGE CONTROLLER, 20amps and above.
    2: Grundfos SQ Flex 11 SQF -2 Submersible pump (part no 95027335)
    3: 180watt or 235watt solar panel.
    4: DC-AC POWER INVERTER 1000watts and above and it should be in 12vdc to
    220/230/240vac

    Also interested in the HP OEM toners descriptions below

    1: Hewlett Packard (HP) 11A OEM Laserjet: Black [HPQ6511A]
    2: Hewlett Packard (HP) 43X OEM Laserjet: Black [HPC8543X]
    3: Hewlett Packard (HP) 30A OEM Laserjet: Black [HPC9730A]

    Please let us know the price of each item listed above. I would also like to know type of
    credit card that you accepted in making payment when purchased from your company.I really appreciate your time and business.

    Bob Gaskie
    370 32nd Avenue,
    SAN FRANCISCO, CA, 94121
    allinonecontractor@albmasterdesign.com
    ALL IN ONE CONTRACTOR.

    ReplyDelete
  5. I received the same message. Text follows.

    Hello,

    I would like to know if you have in stock or can help us to get the description items below,

    1: SOLAR CHARGE CONTROLLER, 20amps and above.
    2: Grundfos SQ Flex 11 SQF -2 Submersible pump (part no 95027335)
    3: 180watt or 235watt solar panel.
    4: DC-AC POWER INVERTER 1000watts and above and it should be in 12vdc to
    220/230/240vac

    Also interested in the HP OEM toners descriptions below

    1: Hewlett Packard (HP) 11A OEM Laserjet: Black [HPQ6511A]
    2: Hewlett Packard (HP) 43X OEM Laserjet: Black [HPC8543X]
    3: Hewlett Packard (HP) 30A OEM Laserjet: Black [HPC9730A]

    Please let us know the price of each item listed above. I would also like to know type of
    credit card that you accepted in making payment when purchased from your company.I really appreciate your time and business.

    Bob Gaskie
    370 32nd Avenue,
    SAN FRANCISCO, CA, 94121
    allinonecontractor@albmasterdesign.com
    ALL IN ONE CONTRACTOR.

    ReplyDelete
  6. Here is the one I received today.

    Hello,

    I would like to know if you have in stock or can help us to get the description items below,

    1: SOLAR CHARGE CONTROLLER, 20amps and above.
    2: Grundfos SQ Flex 11 SQF -2 Submersible pump (part no 95027335)
    3: 180watt or 235watt solar panel.
    4: DC-AC POWER INVERTER 1000watts and above and it should be in 12vdc to 220/230/240vac

    Also interested in the HP OEM toners descriptions below

    1: Hewlett Packard (HP) 11A OEM Laserjet: Black [HPQ6511A]
    2: Hewlett Packard (HP) 43X OEM Laserjet: Black [HPC8543X]
    3: Hewlett Packard (HP) 30A OEM Laserjet: Black [HPC9730A]

    Please let us know the price of each item listed above. I would also like to know type of credit card that you accepted in making payment when purchased from your company.I really appreciate your time and business.

    Willis Jackson
    370 32nd Avenue,
    SAN FRANCISCO, CA, 94121
    purchasemanager@jjbcontractor.com
    JJB CONTRACTOR.

    ReplyDelete
  7. I received the same one today also.

    Hello,

    I would like to know if you have in stock or can help us to get the description items below,

    1: SOLAR CHARGE CONTROLLER, 20amps and above.
    2: Grundfos SQ Flex 11 SQF -2 Submersible pump (part no 95027335)
    3: 180watt or 235watt solar panel.
    4: DC-AC POWER INVERTER 1000watts and above and it should be in 12vdc to 220/230/240vac

    Also interested in the HP OEM toners descriptions below

    1: Hewlett Packard (HP) 11A OEM Laserjet: Black [HPQ6511A]
    2: Hewlett Packard (HP) 43X OEM Laserjet: Black [HPC8543X]
    3: Hewlett Packard (HP) 30A OEM Laserjet: Black [HPC9730A]

    Please let us know the price of each item listed above. I would also like to know type of credit card that you accepted in making payment when purchased from your company.I really appreciate your time and business.

    Willis Jackson
    370 32nd Avenue,
    SAN FRANCISCO, CA, 94121
    jjb.purchasemanager@gmail.com
    JJB CONTRACTOR.

    ReplyDelete
  8. Dean, my company received the exact same email today. Word for word! I'm sure glad I found these posts, it's obviously a scam!

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  9. Got the same one this evening. Here is the IP info I got from it.

    Return-Path:
    Received: from mtain-md03.r1000.mx.aol.com (mtain-md03.r1000.mx.aol.com [172.29.96.87]) by air-ma01.mail.aol.com (v129.4) with ESMTP id MAILINMA011-b4ef4d9eb8fd74; Fri, 08 Apr 2011 03:27:57 -0400
    Received: from o3301-236.kagoya.net (o3301-236.kagoya.net [203.142.200.97])
    by mtain-md03.r1000.mx.aol.com (Internet Inbound) with ESMTP id 0BD3D38000089
    for ; Fri, 8 Apr 2011 03:27:56 -0400 (EDT)
    Received: by o3301-236.kagoya.net (Postfix, from userid 99)
    id 3523B4608988; Thu, 7 Apr 2011 20:50:52 +0900 (JST)
    To: Elktec@aol.com
    Subject: Quote Request
    From: Willis Jackson
    Reply-To: jjb.purchasemanager@gmail.com
    MIME-Version: 1.0
    Content-Type: text/plain
    Message-Id: <20110407115249.3523B4608988@o3301-236.kagoya.net>
    Date: Thu, 7 Apr 2011 20:50:52 +0900 (JST)
    Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable
    x-aol-global-disposition: S
    X-AOL-REROUTE: YES
    x-aol-sid: 3039ac1d60574d9eb8fc5e8b
    X-AOL-IP: 203.142.200.97
    X-AOL-SPF: domain : kagoya.net SPF : pass
    X-Mailer: Unknown (No Version)

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  10. So what is the scam here? Are they hoping that someone will actually have these really random items and ship them out on a dodgy credit card, or is there something more complex going on?

    It just seems a bit odd sending out a request for quotes or pretty specialist items.

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  11. Jonathan,

    Here is the crux of the scam. They will request this quote. They send the email out to millions but can personalize portions of the email through a template. Once you reply, they may ask for your website so they can keep the personalization fraud going.

    Then they will say what they want to buy, and usually they will pick a high volume or high-priced items. They will then reveal they will pay by check and they will have their own courier service pick up the items. They have to include a third party something because that is what the core of the scam hangs on. And here it is: the check will come and it will be for more than the amount owed with an explanation that it includes the fee for the courier service. And the scammer request that the victim deposit the check and forward the extra amount to the courier and they will provide some excuse for why it has to be sent Western Union.

    As you can tell by now, the check will be bad. And there is no courier service. The only good money in the equation is coming from the victim and once they send it Western Union (to the scammers just waiting at the other end), it is untraceable.

    Their goal is to catch the victim who doesn't check with the bank to see if the check is fraudulent and goes ahead and forwards the money. In the scam, the product doesn't matter and the destination shipping address is made up as well. The only thing that matters is getting the victim to forward that "overpayment" via Western Union. And unfortunately, some people are still falling for this, and that is why I started the blog.

    When scammers pretend to pay by credit card, often the card will clear because they use stolen credit card numbers that have not yet been reported as stolen but will always result in a chargeback once the actual owner of the card realizes what is going on.

    If I can just get more people to search online before taking action and if I keep posting the scam emails and people's experiences, hopefully we can keep reducing the number of victims.

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  12. We're a surplus toner company and get emails like these, on average, 3 times a week. They're almost always asking for high quantity HP, Canon or Xerox items, always have bad grammar beyond spelling and typos (wrong use of word meaning, reversed order or noun,verb,adjective, adverb, etc), and email address is always from a free provider (Aol, Yahoo, Gmail).

    Some of the better ones will give a credit card number - unfortunately it's stolen. After having an employee fall for one 10 years ago, we now only take credit cards under the same name as the contact, require a billing address and cvc code in addition to card number and expiration date, and we do not ship their first order until the card is accepted and verified.

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  13. Thanks for posting this. We are a procurement company based in Thailand and we would have wasted precious time sourcing the product. When I replied asking for additional info, the email address was disabled alrady. That's when I googled the comapany, and it led me to this site. Below the email I received, also on April 8.

    Hello,



    I would like to know if you have in stock or can help us to get the
    description items below,



    1: SOLAR CHARGE CONTROLLER, 20amps and above.

    2: Grundfos SQ Flex 11 SQF -2 Submersible pump (part no 95027335)

    3: 180watt or 235watt solar panel.

    4: DC-AC POWER INVERTER 1000watts and above and it should be in 12vdc to
    220/230/240vac



    Also interested in the HP OEM toners descriptions below



    1: Hewlett Packard (HP) 11A OEM Laserjet: Black [HPQ6511A]

    2: Hewlett Packard (HP) 43X OEM Laserjet: Black [HPC8543X]

    3: Hewlett Packard (HP) 30A OEM Laserjet: Black [HPC9730A]



    Please let us know the price of each item listed above. I would also like to
    know type of credit card that you accepted in making payment when purchased
    from your company.I really appreciate your time and business.



    Willis Jackson

    370 32nd Avenue,

    SAN FRANCISCO, CA, 94121

    jjb.purchasemanager@gmail.com

    JJB CONTRACTOR.

    (510) 666-6982

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  14. I received the same email as referenced above. I didn't think anything of it (getting unsolicited emails off our GSA schedule happens sporadically but not frequently).

    I Emailed the guy back and referred him to my toner supplier. After going back and forth with the guy, including him sending the same email again, I demanded a phone call. In came from an international number. My toner guy got suspicious when the requester couldn't provide basic details on the order, and then provided a different bill to address (clearly that of the stolen credit card) than the ship to address.

    The international number, plus these random addresses that looked residental in nature, one being in rural Georgia and the other in suburban Indiana, got us googling. Found this site and the scam.

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  15. Thanks for enlightening me!

    Got this e-mail (see below) just now and wondered how the scam might work - now I know.
    ----------------------------------------------------------


    Good day,

    I would like to inquire if you have in stock or can special order any of the item described below,

    Units Description Unit Price
    SOLAR PRODUCT

    1: SOLAR CHARGE CONTROLLER, Xantrex C-35amps charge controller , Xantrex C-40amps charge controller.
    2: Grundfos SQ Flex 11 SQF -2 Submersible pump (part no 95027335)

    HP TONER CARTRIDGE

    1: HP Q6511A (11A) OEM ORIGINAL
    2: HP C8543X (43X) OEM ORIGINAL
    3: HP C9730A (30A) OEM ORIGINAL

    Let us know any of the item above you can supply us.What are the type of payment your company accept when purchased from you.

    Verry truely
    ALL IN ONE CONTRACTOR
    4875 E La Palma Ave,
    Anaheim, CA, 92801
    allinonecontractor@gmx.us
    (707) 277-1263.
    David Yark

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  16. Thanks for taking the time to provide this important public service "FRAUD BEACON". I know your saving a lot of people from a load of grief.

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  17. I Also got that email and guess what!!! the address on the scam email is my customer's address and also the phone number there is a google number that you has a voice mail (not activated yet) hahaha by the way the address is like 1 block away from my work and i know there is not such bussiness with the name there!!!!

    one last thing the zip code is wrong....


    check it out...




    Good day,

    I would like to inquire if you have in stock or can special order any of the item described below,

    Units Description Unit Price
    SOLAR PRODUCT

    1: SOLAR CHARGE CONTROLLER, Xantrex C-35amps charge controller , Xantrex C-40amps charge controller.
    2: Grundfos SQ Flex 11 SQF -2 Submersible pump (part no 95027335)

    HP TONER CARTRIDGE

    1: HP Q6511A (11A) OEM ORIGINAL
    2: HP C8543X (43X) OEM ORIGINAL
    3: HP C9730A (30A) OEM ORIGINAL

    Let us know any of the item above you can supply us.What are the type of payment your company accept when purchased from you.

    Verry truely
    ALL IN ONE CONTRACTOR
    4875 E La Palma Ave,
    Anaheim, CA, 92801
    allinonecontractor@gmx.us
    (707) 277-1263.
    David Yark

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  18. Here is another way to Scam...

    please be carfull with this people...


    See email bellow....

    _________________________________________________


    Dear Sir/Madam,

    We are one of the Commission Agents Mandated to Source for Suppliers and exporters of products in this Categories listed Below:

    Pharmaceuticals.

    Hospital Equipments/Laboratory Equipments.

    Farm /Agricultural Machineries

    Poultry Machines/Tools

    Construction Equipments

    Drugs for Diabetes /High blood pressure

    Building Materials etc.

    The Buyer is NDDC( Niger Delta Development Commission.

    The above is an Agency that takes care of Developmental projects in the Niger Delta Region and other parts parts of the country at large.

    In view of the above, provide us the brochure and prices of your products category for Submission to the Contract Board Committee.

    The contract is to last for 12 months-hence on reply, other details will be given to you.

    Thank you as I await your prompt and positive response.

    Regards,
    Kingston Johnson

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  19. got the same email. seems to be from Spain.
    ip addresses extracted: 172.20.140.152 and 89.140.142.37

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  20. got the same one with the allinonecontractor@gmx.us address today...infact they sent me two :)

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  21. I've been getting the same
    Good day,

    We would like to inquire if you have in stock or can special order any of the item described below,

    SOLAR CHARGE CONTROLLER, 20amps and above.
    Grundfos SQ Flex 11 SQF -2 Submersible pump
    180watt or 235watt solar panel.
    DC-AC POWER INVERTER 1000watts and above and it should be in 12vdc to 220/230/240vac

    HP TONER CARTRIDGE

    HP Q6511A (11A) OEM
    HP C8543X (43X) OEM
    HP C9730A (30A) OEM

    Let us know any of the item above you can supply us.What are the type of payment your company accept when purchased from you.

    Regard
    Micheal Reed
    GOOD STORE Enterprises Inc






    The information contained in this e-mail is GOOD STORE Enterprises Inc privileged and confidential information intended only for the use of the individual or entity named above. The review, dissemination, distribution or copying of this communication to anyone other than the intended addressee is strictly prohibited. If you have received this message in error, promptly notify the sender by return email and permanently delete this message from your computer. Thank you.

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  22. Another one I received. Different company name & email address.
    Good day,

    We would like to inquire if you have in stock or can special order any of the item described below,

    Units Description Unit Price
    SOLAR PRODUCT

    1: SOLAR CHARGE CONTROLLER, Xantrex C-35amps charge controller , Xantrex C-40amps charge controller, Xantrex C-60amps charge controller.
    2: Grundfos SQ Flex 11 SQF -2 Submersible pump (part no 95027335)

    HP TONER CARTRIDGE

    1: HP Q6511A (11A) OEM ORIGINAL
    2: HP C8543X (43X) OEM ORIGINAL
    3: HP C9730A (30A) OEM ORIGINAL

    Let us know any of the item above you can supply us.What are the type of payment your company accept when purchased from you.

    Verry truely
    ALL IN ONE CONTRACTOR
    4875 E La Palma Ave,
    Anaheim, CA, 92801
    allinonecontractor@gmx.us
    (707) 277-1263.
    David Yark

    ReplyDelete
  23. Hello, received today:
    Reply-To: goodstore777@gmail.com
    MIME-Version: 1.0
    Content-Type: text/plain
    Content-Transfer-Encoding: 8bit
    Message-Id: <20110804162653.A6909369CD7@morbo.zippymail.co.uk>
    Date: Thu, 4 Aug 2011 17:18:48 +0100 (BST)




    Good day,

    We would like to inquire if you have in stock or can special order any of the item described below,

    SOLAR PRODUCTS

    1: SOLAR CHARGE CONTROLLER, Xantrex C-35amps charge controller , Xantrex C-40amps charge controller, Xantrex C-60amps charge controller.
    2: Grundfos SQ Flex 11 SQF -2 Submersible pump (part no 95027335)
    3: 180watt or 235watt solar panel.
    4:Shurflo Pumps ( Model 9325-043-101)9300 Submersible Pump
    5: DC-AC POWER INVERTER 3000Watts - 5000Watts and it should be in 12vdc to 220/230/240vac
    6: 100 to 250 amps 12 volt Dry Cell Battery

    HP TONER CARTRIDGE

    1: HP Q6511A (11A) OEM
    2: HP C8543X (43X) OEM
    3: HP C9730A (30A) OEM

    Let us know any of the item above you can supply us.What are the type of payment your company accept when purchased from you.

    Regards,
    Bob Gaskie

    ELECTRICALS ELECTRONICS STORE
    111 W. Harbor Drive,
    San Diego, CA 92101
    (347)509-4060
    goodstore777@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  24. Just got it again.

    Good day,

    We would like to inquire if you have in stock or can special order any of the item described below,

    SOLAR PRODUCTS

    1: SOLAR CHARGE CONTROLLER, Xantrex C-35amps charge controller , Xantrex C-40amps charge controller, Xantrex C-60amps charge controller.
    2: Grundfos SQ Flex 11 SQF -2 Submersible pump (part no 95027335)
    3: 180watt or 235watt solar panel.
    4:Shurflo Pumps ( Model 9325-043-101)9300 Submersible Pump
    5: DC-AC POWER INVERTER 3000Watts - 5000Watts and it should be in 12vdc to 220/230/240vac
    6: 100 to 250 amps 12 volt Dry Cell Battery

    HP TONER CARTRIDGE

    1: HP Q6511A (11A) OEM
    2: HP C8543X (43X) OEM
    3: HP C9730A (30A) OEM

    Let us know any of the item above you can supply us.What are the type of payment your company accept when purchased from you.

    Regards,
    Bob Gaskie

    ELECTRICALS ELECTRONICS STORE
    111 W. Harbor Drive,
    San Diego, CA 92101
    (347)509-4060
    goodstore777@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  25. I received this today on my work email..


    Good day,

    We would like to inquire if you have in stock or can special order any of the item described below,

    SOLAR PRODUCTS

    1: SOLAR CHARGE CONTROLLER, Xantrex C-35amps charge controller , Xantrex C-40amps charge controller, Xantrex C-60amps charge controller.
    2: Grundfos SQ Flex 11 SQF -2 Submersible pump (part no 95027335)
    3: 180watt or 235watt solar panel.
    4:Shurflo Pumps ( Model 9325-043-101)9300 Submersible Pump
    5: DC-AC POWER INVERTER 3000Watts - 5000Watts and it should be in 12vdc to 220/230/240vac
    6: 100 to 250 amps 12 volt Dry Cell Battery

    HP TONER CARTRIDGE

    1: HP C9731A (31A) OEM
    2: HP C9732A (30A) OEM
    3: HP C9730A (30A) OEM

    Let us know any of the item above you can supply us.What are the type of payment your company accept when purchased from you.

    Regards,
    Bob Gaskie

    ELECTRICALS ELECTRONICS STORE
    111 W. Harbor Drive,
    San Diego, CA 92101
    (347)509-4060
    goodstore777@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  26. I received the email this morning and I want to thank everyone for keeping me from wasting my time. When I received requests for items that don't match our business I block them. I wish I were some smart guy who could send them back a virus that shuts down their computer.

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  27. I am a solar distributor
    3/23/13 I received a call asking for a quote for solar.
    Name given Bob Gaskie.
    I spoke with this person over the phone and could tell instantly he was a fraud but continued to research.
    He is saying his company is bgcontractors.net and sources a home office in Cincinnati, after looking at the real BG Contractors I was sure it was a scam, then I typed Bob Gaskie into google and came here. THANK YOU we need more of these blogs. I will try and contribute as we see more and more of these every day.
    Here is the first e-mail I received after our phone conversation.

    Hello Sir /Ma,

    We have a project at hand and we needed to know if you can supply us 24v 230, 240, 250, and above solar module.

    SOLAR CHARGE CONTROLLER, Xantrex C-35amps charge controller ,Xantrex C-40amps charge controller, Xantrex C-60amps charge controller,MorningStar TriStar TS-60 Amp, TS-35 Amp

    DC-AC POWER INVERTER 2000Watts - 5000Watts and it should be in 12vdc or 24vdc to 220/230/240vac

    12V or 24V Sealed Lead Acid Batteries 100AH - 300AH

    Lets have the price of each Items above that you can supply us, including the specifications, maker and data sheet. Then I will get back to you with the total unit needed.

    What are the type of payment your company accept when purchased from you.

    Regards,
    Bob Gaskie.

    BG CONTRACTOR
    371 Franklin St
    San Mateo,CA, 94402
    619-489-7393
    bgcontractors@gmx.com
    www.bgcontractors.net

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  28. He is at it again. I got this through LinkedIn:

    Greetings,

    We would like to inquire if you have in stock or can special order any of the item described below,

    HP TONER CARTRIDGE

    1: HP C9731A (31A) OEM cyan
    2: HP C9732A (32A) OEM yellow
    3: HP C9730A (30A) OEM black

    Let us know any of the item above you can supply us.What are the type of payment your company accept when purchased from you.

    Regards,

    Bob Gaskie.

    BG CONTRACTOR
    371 Franklin St
    San Mateo,CA, 94402
    650-239-6363
    bgcontractors@gmx.com

    He even has a picture up.

    ReplyDelete
  29. Got a similar email but they wanted Appliances, 8 refrigerators. One of the phone numbers provided matched one posted here. Instantly identified this as fraudulent. They never use correct grammar. Started off in Detroit, then they want them shipped to El Paso TX, then they say they can pick them up. Finally this Detroit company provides a California Credit Card to an apartment.

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  30. Hi,

    I received the same email today:

    > Hello,
    > We would like to inquire if you have in stock or can special order any
    > of the item described below,
    >
    >
    > 1:235watt or240watt 24v solar panel
    >
    > 2, Xantrex or morning star Charge Controller 30 to 60 ams12volt
    >
    >
    > 3,Grundfos SQ Flex 11 SQF -2 Submersible pump (part no 95027335)
    >
    > 4, Shurflo Pumps (Model# 9325-043-101) 9300 Series DC Submersible Pump
    >
    > 5,12volt 200ah sealed acid battery
    >
    > Let us know any of the item above you can supply us.What are the type
    > of payment your company accept when purchased from you
    >
    > Thanks
    > charls howard
    >
    > 9169 Chesapeake Dr.
    > San Diego,
    > CA 92123

    ReplyDelete
  31. Here is the latest version! Bogus website too

    http://tridassociatedbuilders.com/

    Dear Sirs
    Which of these items below do you have in stock to us as a special order

    [list of items]

    Let me know how long will be ready after payment in full
    Our payment terms is all Major Credit cards

    Tri D Associated Builders
    3200 N John Young pkwy
    Kissimmee,
    FL 34741
    352 566 1764

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  32. Just got one myself. We're in water treatment, not solar, so they almost got it right:

    Hi,

    Please advise pricing on this Grundfos submersible pump below, also let us know type of credit card you honor for payment and availability in stock for immediate delivery.

    Grundfos 11 SQF-2 Submersible well Pump ( Part # : 95027335)........6 UNITS


    Regards
    Northwest Technology Inc
    2511 N Travis St
    Sherman, TX 75092
    Ph: 888-422-0033


    * Reverse-searched the address and it's a storage facility. I get several of these a year, often for the same model of Grundfos pump and various other expensive equipment. This address is 45 minutes away from me. If I wasn't busy, I'd drive there, call the number and ask where they're located, then inform him I'm already there and intend to pursue for fraud.

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  33. I JUST GOT THIS ONE AS WELL!!!!

    From: NorthWest Technology
    Sent: Monday, May 19, 2014 9:19 AM
    To:
    Subject: GRUNDFOS PUMP ORDER

    Hi,



    Please advise pricing on this Grundfos submersible pump below, also let us know type of credit card you honor for payment and availability in stock for immediate delivery.



    Grundfos 11 SQF-2 Submersible well Pump ( Part # : 95027335)........6 UNITS





    Regards

    Northwest Technology Inc

    2511 N Travis St

    Sherman, TX 75092

    Ph: 888-422-0033

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  34. We also just got this same one from NW Technology for the Grundfos pumps. see below:

    Hi,

    Please advise pricing on this Grundfos submersible pump below, also let us know type of credit card you honor for payment and availability in stock for immediate delivery.

    Grundfos 11 SQF-2 Submersible well Pump ( Part # : 95027335)........6 UNITS


    Regards
    Northwest Technology Inc
    2511 N Travis St
    Sherman, TX 75092
    Ph: 888-422-0033

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  35. I received one last week. He wants us to run the CC asap and have the pumps shipped to my office.

    From: Telco Appliance
    Date: June 25, 2014 at 10:16:43 AM ADT
    To:
    Subject: GRUNDFOS PUMP REQUEST
    Hi,
    Let us know if you can supply us this item listed below. advise pricing, availability in stock for immediate delivery, also advise type of credit card honor for payment.


    Grundfos 11 SQF-2 Submersible well Pump
    Part # : 95027335
    Quantity.......6 units


    Regards
    Purchasing & Sales Dept
    Telco Appliances
    1657 E Stone Dr # B, Kingsport, TN 37660
    888-422-0033

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  36. Scam

    Kindly give us the unit price of these items listed below

    Groundfos submersible pump 25 SQF-3 SQFlex

    10SQE10-290


    Let me know how long will be ready after payment in full


    Tri D Associated Builders
    3200 N John Young pkwy
    Kissimmee,
    FL 347413
    321 250 9093

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  37. WE WOULD LIKE TO BE FURNISHED WITH DETAILED INFORMATION ON AVAILABILITY,PRICES AND METHOD OF PAYMENT OF THE ITEM BELOW GRUNDF0S 10SQ07-200* 3/4 HP 10SQ07- 240. 3/4 Hp SQ Flex 11 SQF -2 (part no 95027335) Regards. Mike. Phone: 619-489-7393 Fax: 501-613-0419 alapcontractors@gmail.com

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  38. Received this at my office today. Googled the phone number and found this blog.
    Greetings,

    WE WOULD LIKE TO BE FURNISHED WITH DETAILED INFORMATION ON AVAILABILITY, PRICES AND METHOD OF PAYMENT OF THE ITEM BELOW

    SOLAR & BATTERY

    130 to 250watts and above solar module 12 or 24v.

    12V VRLA batteries, any terminal and dimension Batteries 50AH - 300AH

    GRUNDF0S PUMPS

    GRUNDF0S 10SQ07-200* 3/4 HP
    GRUNDF0S 10SQ07- 240. 3/4 Hp
    GRUNDF0S 5sq10-360-1HP

    Regards,

    Mike Sidney.
    ALARP CONTRACTORS
    619-489-7393
    alapcontractors@gmail.com

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  39. I just received this message over the weekend to our general sales email address. We are a fastener distributor. I googled the company name and found this page. It's a great service having these things posted, so I'll add mine:

    "From: Purchase Manager [mailto:alapcontractors@gmail.com]
    Sent: Sunday, November 23, 2014 2:02 AM
    To: Our general sales email address.
    Subject: Quotation request.

    Greetings,

    WE WOULD LIKE TO BE FURNISHED WITH DETAILED INFORMATION ON AVAILABILITY, PRICES AND METHOD OF PAYMENT OF THE ITEM BELOW

    SOLAR & BATTERY

    130 to 250watts and above solar module 12 or 24v.

    12V VRLA batteries, any terminal and dimension Batteries 50AH - 300AH

    GRUNDF0S PUMPS

    GRUNDF0S 10SQ07-200* 3/4 HP
    GRUNDF0S 10SQ07- 240. 3/4 Hp
    GRUNDF0S 5sq10-360-1HP

    Regards,

    Mike Sidney.
    ALARP CONTRACTORS
    619-489-7393
    alapcontractors@gmail.com"

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  40. I just got an email and I have an IP address from him

    IP Address: 162.210.196.163

    Location: United States (Manassas, VA)

    He says he's in Anaheim, CA and the address on google shows units.
    He wanted USB drives to Jupiter Florida.
    Went by Johnny Wright.

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  41. Greetings, WE WOULD LIKE TO BE FURNISHED WITH DETAILED INFORMATION ON AVAILABILITY, PRICES AND METHOD OF PAYMENT OF THE ITEM BELOW SOLAR & BATTERY 130 to 250watts and above solar module 12 or 24v. 12V VRLA batteries, any terminal and dimension Batteries 50AH - 300AH Regards, Mike Sidney. ALARP CONTRACTORS 619-489-7393 alapcontractors@gmail.com

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  42. I just received the same message... apparently they are in NY now... Unbelievable!!


    Hi,
    Kindly advise pricing, availability in stock for immediate delivery on these grundfos pump part# below. also advise type of credit card honor for payment.



    Grundfos: Grundfos:
    Model #s Part#

    5SQ07-270....96160134.....10 units
    5SQ07-320....96160135.....10 units


    Regards
    Terry Atkins
    Sales & Purchasing
    Telco water treatment & appliances inc
    57 Ira Rd, Syosset, NY 11791
    888-422-0033

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  43. Here is what i got this morning. noticed it was some expensive parts but i went along. After a few emails, i needed a credit card pmt for entire amount and the dude called with a credit card and number but cc did not match his name.... Thanks to who started this website, saved me about 12k worth of parts. Googled address and it was a storage complex in Texas, there is no sky energy in texas, only in carolina, and phone number lead me to here. If it sounds too good to be true, probably is. The good Lord give us that gut feeling for a reason.

    Good morning,
    Do you carry the Magnum MS4024PAE power inverter or
    Xantrex Freedom SW 3524 (815-3524-02) - (3400Watt
    ,24V,230VAC/50Hz ) and SHURflo 24 Volt Submersible Solar
    Pump, Model# 9325-043-101 ?

    Thank you.
    Benjamin Adams
    Resource/Purchasing Mgr.
    Sky Energy Inc.
    290 Industrial Blvd
    Bastrop, TX 78602
    Tel: (888) 422-0033
    Email :info@skyenergyinc.net

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  44. Just got one of there. We sell Medical supplies-

    I WOULD LIKE TO BE FURNISHED WITH DETAILED INFORMATION ON AVAILABILITY, PRICES AND METHOD OF PAYMENT OF THE ITEM BELOW

    130 to 250watts and above solar module 12 or 24v.

    12V VRLA batteries, any terminal and dimension Batteries 50AH - 300AH

    SOLAR CHARGE CONTROLLER 60amps charge controller

    Regards,

    Mike Sidney.
    ALARP CONTRACTORS
    201-474-5317
    alapcontractors@gmail.com

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  45. just received this one...

    I WOULD LIKE TO BE FURNISHED WITH DETAILED INFORMATION ON AVAILABILITY,PRICES AND METHOD OF PAYMENT OF THE ITEM BELOW

    GRUNDF0S

    22SQE10 - 190

    10SQE10- 290

    SQ Flex 11 SQF -2

    Regards.

    Rick Benson
    DRILLING SERVICES
    201-474-5317
    drillingservices777@gmail.com

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  46. -----Original Message-----
    From: Purchase Manager [mailto:alapcontractors@gmail.com]
    Sent: Wednesday, February 04, 2015 9:20 PM
    To: info@bosschair.com
    Subject: Quotation request.

    WE WOULD LIKE TO BE FURNISHED WITH DETAILED INFORMATION ON AVAILABILITY,
    PRICES AND METHOD OF PAYMENT OF THE ITEM BELOW

    130 to 250watts and above solar module 12 or 24v.

    12V VRLA batteries, any terminal and dimension Batteries 50AH - 300AH

    SOLAR CHARGE CONTROLLER 60amps charge controller

    Regards,

    Mike Sidney.
    ALARP CONTRACTORS
    619-489-7393
    alapcontractors@gmail.com

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  47. We got a request today from Mike Sidney at ALARP for 50 solar modules. Gave us phone number 201-474-5317 and told us to call Thomas in Park Ridge, NJ for a credit card. Thank you for posting this scam.

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  48. We also got the same one from "Mike at Alarp" since we deal in industrial supply export it's not unusual for us to get requests for large quantities of chargers, solar panels, etc. from people all over the world. Luckily one of our suppliers was onto this and warned us when we requested the quote. Tell the scammer you require prepayment in the form of a bank wire transfer and do not accept credit cards, that gets rid of them really quickly.

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  49. These people contacted my company a few months ago and I have been leading them on to try and gain as much information as possible. Here is what I have sent to the FBI and Internet Crime Complaint Center. If they try and scam you please report to them so that they can work on catching these people. Here is what I sent to them.

    Since my last update I have been leading this person on trying to gain more information. Here is an updated list of information I have.

    The original contact James Parsons continues to be the person emailing and calling me. He still uses ecoastcontracttors@gmail.com for emails. Here are phone numbers he has used to contact me or phone numbers I have found he used on others in my searching online.

    216-452-8067
    239-349-4983
    619-489-7393
    239-349-4982
    201-474-5317

    The last one being the one he has called me the recent on. The guy sounds Hispanic or African. It is hard to tell because most time it sounds like I am on speaker phone.

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  50. Continued

    He originally used Jack Simon as the name of the person buying the material. Email address a.dept@aol.com and phone number 925-315-9804. In that time they provided me with multiple credit cards.

    5466 1602 6543 ****
    5466 1602 7684 ****
    5466 1603 0242 ****
    5466 1602 8003 ****

    The bill to addresses associated with these cards range from California to Illinois. The first card was ran and it did work, so they are able to provide the necessary information and capability for the cards to be approved. I eventually asked for a copy of the cards and a copy of Jack Simons drivers license. After a few days they faxed over a copy of the last credit card and a copy of his drivers license. Both are comical at how bad and fake they look. The Numbers on the credit card are real you can tell they are the raised numbering but the name on the card is bold non raised and the back of the card has a paragraph on it which says a reader was kind enough to send this in. This had been a pilot program. Ect. The drivers license was worse. It was a California drivers license. His name and street and issue date are really bold. The front says class C and the back says class A. Instead of height is says HOT: 5-10.

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  51. continued

    I eventually lied and told them we ran the card and it did not work. He said he would have to get back with me on it. That was a week ago

    Just today he emailed me again and this time switched it up. I told them since last time card did not work that I would need him to fill out a credit app and send a new card. And he did. This time he listed Dorothy Evans as the buyer. Gave me a new card 5466 1602 9198 **** with her name on it. Again the card is fake with really bold letters. They try to make it look real like when they copied the back the made sure to spin the numbers and letters around so they read backwards. But they messed up on the date which on the front is 12/18 and the back if you flipped it it would be 18/12. I asked for a drivers license and in an hour I for a copy of the front of one. This one is from Arizona. Name Dorothy Evans, of 831 West Spur Dr Phoenix AZ 85085. Again this license is comical. Name and address are bold. The picture is a white female short brown hair. the license has Hair color BLU, her Height is 8-15 and her weight is 270. Another thing is the issued date and expiration date are listed month/day/year but in between them her date of birth is listed day/month/year. Looking online at some Arizona license they do not list day/month/year on anything.

    On the credit application I asked them to fill out they listed Dorothy Evans as the contact, Eastcoast Contractors as the business name, used the same address as her drivers license, phone number of 201-474-5317, fax number of 201-427-5435, listed that the company started in 2011. On it they list references as Fobb Electric (1221 Victoria St Honolulu with fax number 601-489-2146) and list Unique Supply but no other information.

    The address listed with the Fobb Electrics is a high rise apartment complex and the other addresses listed have all been residential houses in neighborhoods.

    Originally I came across a forum http://800notes.com/Phone.aspx/1-619-489-7393 which had where others had listed the same type of stolen credit cards and scams dating back to 2012. Here is some information collected from this forum

    Names used
    Mark Jones
    Mike Sidney
    James Parsons
    Mark Larry

    Phone numbers
    619-489-7393
    760-705-888
    619-289-7498

    emails used
    infoglobalicb@aol.com
    alapcontractors@gmail.com
    ecoastcontracttors@gmail.com

    When I searched Dorothys information I came across another website http://stopartscams.blogspot.com/2011/03/scam-email-joe-thomas.html

    This site lists the same as the other. Here is some information collected from this site

    Names used
    Joe Thomas
    Bob Gaskie
    Willis Jackson
    Micheal Reed
    David Yark
    Charls Howard
    Mike Sidney
    Terry Atkins
    Rick Benson

    Phone numbers
    707-743-4212
    888-422-0033
    321 250 9093
    201-474-5317

    emails used
    reliablecontractor@albmasterdesign.com
    allinonecontractor@albmasterdesign.com
    purchasemanager@jjbcontractor.com
    allinonecontractor@gmx.us
    goodstore777@gmail.com
    bgcontractors@gmx.com
    alapcontractors@gmail.com
    drillingservices777@gmail.com

    again these date back to 2011. They change names, numbers, and email addressed but the items they ask for are the same. It is either battery/solar material or Grundfos submersible pumps. They have been getting people for years and if you are not looking into this scam you need to be because these items they want cost thousands of dollars and they are ordering 10-20 every time.

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  52. We didn't receive an email as others did but a call from a man named Tom Smith. He requested a quote for 5 Grundfos submersible pumps # 95027335. These total about 36,000.00 from Grainger. He called at 4:45pm and I told him we'd get back to him tomorrow. The next day he called 3 times wanting the quote. After he couldn't provide basic information such as a shipping address, Tax payer ID# or W-9 (in fact he didn't know what a W-9 was). I found this site on google. The following is the information provided to us.

    Company Name: Crown Energy
    Caller Tom Smith
    City Florida (yes no real city, just a state)
    Phone Number provided 478-257-2141 (Macon, GA he answers this number)
    Phone Number called from 305-901-8264 (Miami, FL)
    Email Provided sales.crownenergy@outlook.com

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  53. I am guy who posted the three long posts recently. The phone number 239 349 4982 which James Parsons with east coast contractors used to contact me before has kept calling me but I have been ignoring it. Today they left a voice mail which stated he was Tyler or Tom Goodman (accent made it hard to tell what he is saying) with Electric Supply looking to buy some Grundfos pumps. So they have changed companies names and his name.

    To add onto post from April 9th 2015, if they provide a shipping address google it because the 2 they sent me they were UPS store addresses. One in Illinois and one in New York.

    I will probably call this Mr Goodman back to see how much more information I can get from them.

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  54. WE KINDLY REQUEST YOU TO SUBMIT YOUR QUOTATION, AVAILABILITY AND METHOD OF PAYMENT FOR THE ITEMS BELOW

    2 GIG MEMORY SD CARD
    4 GIG MEMORY SD CARD
    8 GIG MEMORY SD CARD
    4 GIG FLASH DRIVE
    8 GIG FLASH DRIVE
    BLUETOOTH SPEAKER
    HP C9731A (31A) OEM cyan
    HP C9732A (32A) OEM yellow
    HP C9730A (30A) OEM black

    Regards,

    Mike Sidney.

    201-474-5317
    ALAP CONTRACTORS
    alapcontractors@gmail.com

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  55. Today "Tom" in a foreign voice called us from 305-901-8264. This is the 3rd or 4th time in the past 6 months. We are a moving company in Southern California. Each time he wants us to pick up something at one of the international airports for him. This time it was 5 piano's. The first time this happened several months ago it was some undefined cargo... several very large boxes. He was going to pay us $3,000.00 dollars. Oh! But first we had to give him our bank account number or credit card so he could make a partial deposit into our account after we put up several hundred dollars of a bond! Just because we are movers doesn't mean we are stupid! Here are the scam's from this guy and this number we have heard about:

    1) If he gets your bank account number and/or credit card number and other info from you... you're going to lose a lot of money.

    2) In the case of cargo... sometimes the cargo may be real but inside are drugs like Cocaine!

    Bottom line.. be wary of scammers cold calling and/or emailing with offers. They are dirty liars and you'll either lose a LOT of money or end up in prison.

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  56. WE KINDLY REQUEST YOU TO SUBMIT YOUR QUOTATION, AVAILABILITY AND METHOD OF PAYMENT FOR THE ITEMS BELOW

    2 GIG MEMORY SD CARD
    4 GIG MEMORY SD CARD
    8 GIG MEMORY SD CARD
    4 GIG FLASH DRIVE
    8 GIG FLASH DRIVE
    BLUETOOTH SPEAKER
    HP C9731A (31A) OEM cyan
    HP C9732A (32A) OEM yellow
    HP C9730A (30A) OEM black

    Regards,

    Mike Sidney.

    201-474-5317
    ALAP CONTRACTORS
    alapcontractors@gmail.com


    Completely bogus; we have received numerous emails exactly like this from a variety of email addresses and phone numbers. Essentially if you are willing to provide them the goods they're using a stolen credit card and you are out of the money when the credit card company reverses the charges

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  57. HELLO

    I WOULD LIKE TO BE FURNISHED WITH DETAILED INFORMATION ON AVAILABILITY,PRICES AND METHOD OF PAYMENT OF THE ITEM BELOW


    GRUNDFOS PUMP

    10SQ10 -290 ( 96160143 ) 3" 1HP 10GPM 2 WIRE 230V SUB PUMP

    SQ FLEX 11 SQF - 2 (part no 95027335)


    Regards,
    James Parsons
    EAST COAST CONTRACTORS
    216-452-8067
    ecoastcontracttors@gmail.com


    We got this today.

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  58. WE KINDLY REQUEST YOU TO SUBMIT YOUR QUOTATION, AVAILABILITY AND METHOD OF PAYMENT FOR THE PUMPS BELOW

    GRUNDF0S 15SQ15-290 1.5 240 1-1/4 96160152
    GRUNDF0S 5SQ10-410 1 240 1 96160137
    GRUNDF0S 5SQ07-270 3/4 240 1 96160134

    Richard Henes

    FOBB ELECTRIC
    805-203-3767
    fobbelectric@gmail.com
    www.fobbelectric.com

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  59. Just got a simular thing.

    Am Mr Bobby Smith, I would like to place an order of the below products ( Solar panels 250w 300w 255w 220w ) ( Charge Controllers-30-35amps or50-60amps ) (Grundfos11Sqf-2Sqflex Solar Pump 11Gpm Nominal Power from your company ) kindly email me with the types you have and their prices and also,your term of payment, Waiting for your respond

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  60. Also received this email today 7/2/2015:

    WE KINDLY REQUEST YOU TO SUBMIT YOUR QUOTATION, AVAILABILITY AND METHOD OF PAYMENT FOR THE PUMPS BELOW

    GRUNDF0S 15SQ15-290 1.5 240 1-1/4 96160152

    GRUNDF0S 5SQ10-410 1 240 1 96160137

    GRUNDF0S 5SQ07-270 3/4 240 1 96160134

    Richard Henes

    FOBB ELECTRIC
    805-203-3767
    fobbelectric@gmail.com
    www.fobbelectric.com

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  61. Received similar email requesting Grundfos pumps on 7/19/15. I told him we would need to have a credit card with his company name on it, and have not heard back since. I smelled something fishy about this guy in the first place, so I happened to google and came across this website.

    Same name, number, email, and website as post above.

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  62. Got the same email this morning. Googled telephone number and came up with this site. Thanks.

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