New scam found: Caller claims to be George Emerson, from a San Leandro, California business and is looking to purchase approximately 400 piece items for a drop shipment in Rockledge, FL. totalling approximately 14,000 US dollars.
However, upon investigation with the REAL company these people are posing as, the following was found.
The name George Emerson was found to be one of a former employee and the company denies having a need for the solicited products the email sent requests.
The scammers request the order for product on 30 day net terms and that it be drop shipped. The scammers provide reference documentation (bank, vendor contacts, and business registration information of the actual company) but after verification of a simple call to the actual company, which does not want product requested. No further action taken.
Moreover, the scam uses the following phone numbers as well:
- no one answers
- no one answers - indicates voice mail for a Frank Sanders (the supposed FL warehouse location)
312-470-9921 - fax tones recorded, no one picks up
Actual company requests information related to communications with the individual proporting to be one George Emerson be forwarded to J. Phillips (email@example.com) the real company.
Email for soliciation of the scam originates from firstname.lastname@example.org
Futher, the scam uses the following phone numbers as well