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NHADANov 30, 2023< 1 min read

Scam Alert: Fraudulent Vehicle and Parts Purchase Attempts

Over the last two weeks, NHADA has been alerted of fraudulent activity involving purchasing vehicles and parts from member businesses.

Credit Theft:

It has been reported that someone posing as Dean Hohenberg from Missouri has attempted to obtain financing for the purchase of new vehicles from Jeep, Ford, Range Rover, and potentially other dealerships throughout the state. The individual in question has access to all of Dean Hohenberg’s personal information and is using false, inflated income values to secure financing.

Parts Theft:
Also, recently, we have received a report of 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, they were hung up on.

Members should be cautious and mindful of the situations above when conducting business. If you have any questions, contact the NHADA at 603-224-2369