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NHADADec 6, 20231 min read

Parts Purchase Scam Continues to Affect NHADA Member Businesses

We recently reported a fraudulent attempt at a parts transaction. The caller, John Lounsbury, reached a member business from phone number (404) 647-1852 and asked for rear brake pads, a cabin filter, an air filter, and spark plugs and provided the following VIN: 1C4SJVGP5PS558575.

The VIN pulls a 2023 Grand Wagoneer sitting on a lot in South Carolina. When the member asked the alleged customer to pick up the parts in person, the caller then hung up.

Unfortunately, the same individual (contact name John Lounsbury) has hit several other NHADA member businesses completing parts orders amounting to over $20,000. In some instances, our members have stopped the order prior to pickup or delivery, and in other instances the transaction was completed and the parts were lost.

It has been reported the individual is using third-party pick-up services such as Uber to acquire the parts and some delivery addresses are traced back to Lawrence, MA. Please remain vigilant and do not conduct business with John Lounsbury (JLOUNSBURY418@GMAIL.COM). 
If you were impacted by the above scam, NHADA encourages you to report the instance to your local police department. For questions or more information on this matter, please contact us at 603-224-2369.