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.