Commercial debt collection scam by Greg Silana of GSX Technology Solutions
Date First Reported: August 2011
Primary Name Associated: Greg Silana
Description of Potential Fraud:
Two Ontario lawyers have notified us that they have received emails from the purported Greg Silana of GSX Technology Solutions regarding collection of a commercial debt. This is the same company and debtor names used in another scam by the purported Fred Williams. For a description of how this fraud works and a full list of other names associated with it see our Confirmed Fraud Page.
Here is the email, along with some supporting documentation sent by the fraudster.
From: GSX Technology Solutions
Subject: Hello Counsel
Sent: Aug 27, 2011 1:15 AM
My company is seeking legal representation in the issue of default sales
agreement. My company supplied hardware and telecommunications equipment to a
client that resides in your city. The name of the client is Mr Trevor Hamilton
( Customer Number : WTU28903) I will send you a copy of the sales agreement
and related sales invoice as soon as you let me know if this is an issue your
firm can handle.
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