Larry Dunne at Walden Leasing sent me this email earlier today warning of a gang ordering cars and tyres in his name.
If you're operating as a service provider in the Motor trade please be extremely careful when receiving unexpected orders from Walden Leasing (or any other fleet management company).
We have already heard of one company falling victim to a similar scam that involved 5,000 Euro worth of tyres.
Please consider passing this information along to your colleagues.
We have just become aware of a scam whereby a third party has set up a fake email address using our email and address details which looks authentic. He then makes contact by phone to order items (to date tyres and a car) then confirms the order by email advising that he is out of the office but can be contacted on a mobile number if necessary. He arranges for delivery of the goods to an address other than the actual business address, stating it is one of our workshops, where payment will be made.
The name he is using is Liam.Kelly@waldenleasing.ie . We have no such person working or acting on our behalf.
We don’t know how many businesses he may have contacted but perhaps you could make the SIMI members aware in order that they may be on their guard ."
– Larry Dunne, Managing Director, Walden Leasing