I have been notified that someone is pretending to be me and is attempting to commit fraud using my name and a similar email address. They have my address, and federal tax and my duns number. They are using a different phone and fax number. My domain is SoundBroker.com and they are using soundbrokerinc.com
I have already contacted GoDaddy who is the registrar of the fraudulent domain in hopes to shut them down immediately.
The subject of the email is: Switches Cisco WS-C2960X-24PS-L
The body of the email states the following (I have removed my pertinent contact information)——:
Price quote needed for 24 units of CISCO CATALYST 2960-X 24 PORT POE+ 4 SFP LAN BASE Mfg. Part: WS-C2960X-24PS-L
We look forward to working with you!
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Ironically yesterday I received a fraudulent request for purchase and here are the steps that I took and what I recommend to prevent fraud when getting an unrequest order.
Type the legitimate name of the company into your browser and use the contact information on the web site to call the organization that is supposedly placed the order. NEVER use the information from the email to verify if the order is legit.
I highly recommend you be very diligent in your research before trusting and unsolicited request for purchase.
If you have any ideas to shut these crooks down and put them in jail where they belong, please leave me your thoughts in the comments.