Fake Purchase Orders from Fastenal Inc for AEDs, FRAUD ALERT
October 28, 2017 10:19
We recently almost processed an order for New AEDs from what appeared to be the large distribution company Fastenal Inc, only to find out it was an elaborate fraud scam. The perpetrator emailed from an @store-fastenal.com email account and used an actual old PO from Fastenal. All information was correct including Trade References, Bank References, and the Toll Free number actually went to a fake phone tree voicemail. We contacted the actual Fastenal and they are alerted.. and they confirmed the old PO number.. but was for a different amount, and the Shipping address was to a Freight forwarder. This was very planned out Fraud. Beware.. the Fraudsters are trying to buy AED Defibrillators.
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re: Fake Purchase Orders from Fastenal Inc for AEDs, FRAUD ALERT
November 13, 2017 05:41
We got hit like you, 3 times already; they send fake invoices in our company's name and attach a payment instruction to bank accounts in : NY, GA and MI. Finally found out they're from Nigeria.
Buyers please CALL to listed phone number on Dotmed to verbally confirm legitimate purchases and sellers. They usually aim at customers you exchange emails with previously.
Cedars Medical Equipment
July 20, 2020 11:17
We received a communication which may be be a deception also. Part of this is common sense- if it appears too good to be true, it probably is.
One scheme going around involves law firms. The company says they are owed money, provides an email address, the lawyer sends a demand letter and presto, with one letter secures a potential settlement on a $150,000 claim. Once the checks comes, the lawyer distributes money from a trust account, the check bounces on secondary clearance, and the either the bank or the lawyer (usually the lawyer) is looking at a large liability.
If you are not very, very sure of the identity, wait 14 business days for secondary clearance of checks. Note, checks do not clear within 2 days, that is simply the time for presumptive clearance where the assumption is they will be good.
More importantly, for every business, be careful about supposed easy large money.