Solar Equipment Scammers & Fraudsters International Credit Card Fraud 2012

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"The Sunshine Works Hall of Shame"

Unfortunately there are a significant number of folks around the world who would like to have solar but they want to steal it rather than purchase it.

Here is list of credit card fraudsters, scammers and not very bright wannabe thieves who have contacted us.  This is posted as a benefit to the solar industry, our suppliers, allies and competitors.  Make your own Hall of Shame page in your website.

December 13, 2012 - IP address in the Gambia, West Africa owned by Gambia Telecommunications Company Ltd  Souza Thomas, Son Ent., 1354 Stamford Ave., San Jose, CA 92101,   Telephone: 800-428-1372  Dear Sir, Request for 11 SQFLEX 2 Grundfos pump, reply says ship to 2404 Hereford court, Louisville, KY 40272.

December 6, 2012 - IP address in the Gambia, West Africa  ISP is "Gamtel Co" Edwards Davis looking for 11 SQF-2 pumps second day delivery.  Edwards advised when asked where he wants these shipped: Company Name- Eddy Investments, 35301 Michelle Dr Apt. 216.  Romulus, MI. 48174. Name of Consignee- Del Robinson Phone #- 510.621.5263.  The Romulus Police Detectives Department was notified about this by phone message.

December 4, 2012 Dan Smith Grundfos 11 SQF-2 pumps second day delivery want to come pick up - you will like this one: "Due to our company policy any order bellow $20,000 we pay with our company cooperate credit card information. And we don't make online payment for our own security purpose. Advise ASAP.  Regards, Dan."  (good spelin, Dan!)

November 29, 2012 - IP address The Gambia, West Africa Address in Tennessee, phone number in San Francisco Name: JOHN MOORE Company Name: JOHNMOORESELLERLLP Address: 1020 West Irish Street City: Greeneville State or Province: ZIP or Postal Code: 37745 Country if not USA: UNITED STATE Email: JOHNMOORESELLER@GMAIL.COM Telephone: 760-284-3393 Your message: wishes to purchase 1)Shurflo Pumps 9325 Shurflo 24V Submersible Pump 2)Lorentz PS150-Centric Submersible Pump/Lorentz Helical Rotor PS1200 HR-03 Submersible Solar Pump 3)11 SQF-2 Grundfos Submersible Solar Well Pump Your response will be appreciated. Best regards

November 22, 2012 SHOP RITE STORES Sydney, Australia same message as November 21 and October 19, likely same crook with another gmail address.

November 21, 2012 another message see October 19 below

November 19, 2012 From: David Johnson Sent: Monday, November 19, 2012 6:43 AM Subject: Unit Pricing Awaiting Quote me on 2088-573-534,Premium Pump w/Sealed Motor, let me know the sell pricing on each also hope to hear from you soon and we can proceed.

To: Subject: RE: ORDER Date: Mon, 19 Nov 2012 06:36:22 -0600 Hello David, Thanks for your message. We have all sizes of solar panels at very good prices. What size do you want? From: david johnson mailto: Sent: Monday, November 19, 2012 6:21 AM To: Subject: ORDER Dear Customer, My name is David Johnson , and this order is an individual order and i like to make a purchase of a ( Solar Panel ) and i will be more happy if you can email me with the types and Prices that you have for sale as well....Please let me know if you do accept credit card as a form of payment, and that will be pick up at your location.. Hope to read back from you soon.. With kind regards David Johnson

November 13, 2012 - Lasko Group Inc. Bronx, NY 212-203-0364 Targeted products AGM batteries  Same phone number references TJ ELECTRICAL  (search on Google for the phone number for a hilarious blog post)  Update December 5 - now using telephone 217-636-4249, caller name Karyn looking for Grundfos pumps

November 13, 2012 - IP address The Gambia, West Africa Name: John Frank John Frank Trading Address: 24001 Madeira Lane Address: City: Murrieta State or Province: CA ZIP or Postal Code: 92562 Country if not USA: United State Email: Telephone: Sign up for our newsletter: No Your message: Greeting, Can you supply us solar panel 40pcs of 235W? What is the major of CC payment you accept? Advise if possible. Susan Mayer 24001 Madeira Lane Murrieta, CA 92562

November 13, 2012 - IP address The Gambia, West Africa Has an iPhone Hello, We are requesting for a price and delivery quotation on these items below for purchasing as special order: 1, Grundfos SQ Flex 11 SQF -2 Submersible pump 2, 130watt Solar Panel 3, 180watt Solar Panel. 4, Xantrex C-40amps , C-45amps, C-60amps Charge controller 5, Morningstar 40amps ,45amps,60amps Charge controller 6, Shurflo Pumps (Model 9325-043-101) 9300 Submersible Pump 7, 3000Watts Solar Inverter or 4000Watts solar Inverter Let have each items price above that you have in stock or you can supply us as special order. Yours Sincerely Purchase Manager Larry More PH: 912-226-0094 Email:

October 19, 2012 Hello, I'm the Purchasing Manager of the W&F Ltd Craigieburn VIC 3064, Australia. And I'd like to tell you a little bit about the company. Australia  is committed to offering the highest quality of products, outstanding customer service, and creating a fun and welcoming atmosphere that will inspire, educate, and encourage our customers in making their ordering dreams a reality. W&F Ltd Craigieburn VIC 3064, Australia truly is a "W&F Ltd "!W&F Ltd Craigieburn VIC 3064, Australia is located in the middle of Craigieburn VIC 3064, Australia. My store information: W&F Ltd 700 Hume Hwy Craigieburn VIC 3064, Australia

October 18, 2012 Name: DAVID BROWN Company Name: ADVANTAGEPLUSINC Address: 405 Wapello St Address: City: MEDIAPOLISE State or Province: IA ZIP or Postal Code: 52637 Country if not USA: USA Email: ADVANTAGEPLUSINC@YMAIL.COM Telephone: 442-777-4193 Sign up for our newsletter: No Your message: Dear Sir, Advantage Plus Inc,is a procurement specialists company, we are always interested in working with suppliers and vendors to provide our clients with high-quality goods and services at best possible price. We are interested in making an order for high-quality and high-efficiency photovoltaic solar products specification below; 1.).Polycrystalline or Monocrystalline solar panels power series ranging from 50watts to 300watts 2). 220-230volts Solar power inverter 3). 100-600AMPS Solar batteries 4). Solar charger controller. Please provide us with the technical specification and models available in stock We look forward to receiving your reply soon. Yours faithfully, David Brown Advantage Plus Inc Address: 405 Wapello St Mediapolis, IA, 52637-0580 Business Activity:Wholesaler, Exporter and importer. Phone; 442-777-4193

October 10, 2012  IP Address The Gambia, West Africa Name: steve wagner Company Name: SW&SON'S LTD. Address: ca Address2: City: ca State or Province: Alabama ZIP or Postal Code: 00001 Telephone: 4563214520

October 10, 2012 HELLO, Am Mr David . I want to place an order from you, and I know the difficulties encountered when shipping internationally, But that will not be a problem because i am registered with a shipping company whom i have used severally without any delay nor problems with my good, Before i place these order, i want you to notify me if i am able to place the order? and most important: If i can make payment with my credit cards Visa/Master card ? because that is the only way we are set for payment now without no delay, can i e-mail my ORDER needed then you can give me a quote here, and make charges to my cards manually on your end ? Looking forward to your swift response, then we can proceed further as soon as possible.and get back to me with your website to review and select the product needed to order now Best Regards. David Samco Supply LTD 12 alkalid road 13109 safir Kuwait Tell: +94 3727 3877

August 1, 2012  IP address The Gambia, West Africa Name: Terry Thomas Country if not USA: USA Email: Telephone: 0974487643 Your message: Hello Sir/Madam. My name is Mr.Terry Thomas and i will like to know if you have Ceiling Fan in stock. If yes i will like you to please get back to me Via e-mail with the types you have in stock with their prices and also the type of Credit Card you accept for payment as i need it serious waiting to hear back from you soon.Thanks and best regard. Mr.Terry Thomas

July 29, 2012  IP Address Illinois USA Name: TOM J Email: Your message: Hello, I would like to know if you have in stock or can help us to get the description items below, 1: 180watt or 235watt solar panel. 2: Grundfos SQ Flex 11 SQF -2 Submersible pump (part no 95027335) 3: SOLAR CHARGE CONTROLLER, 20amps and above. 4: DC-AC POWER INVERTER 1000watts and above and it should be in 12vdc to 220/230/240vac Thanks TOM JAY. TECHSUPPLIES INC. CLEVELAND,OHIO 44118

June 2012 Moses Kato Kirumira Towers Ground Floor Shop 22 William Street Kampala – Uganda  +256791152341 Has multiple Skype IDs moses.kato4 Date of birth may be March 5, 1967  Has a Droid phone