Mayflex has recently uncovered a number of fraudulent activities whereby the fraudsters are pretending to work for accredited customers and have ordered goods to be shipped directly to bogus sites. In a number of separate instances, the fraudsters have targeted accredited Paxton partners and have called the Mayflex sales team saying that they are from the company, asked for quotes for various Paxton product codes. They have also created ‘copycat’ email addresses that look very similar to those of the individual companies in question in order to fool the sales teams into thinking that the orders were legitimate.
Mayflex has passed information and what details they hold of the individuals involved to the police, who are now pursuing this matter further.
Commenting on the incident, Martin Eccleston, Commercial Manager, stated, ‘We are taking further steps to help distinguish these fraudulent activities at the earliest stages. Where products are being delivered directly on site, in future we will put further checks in place to check that the order is genuine before being shipped. This won’t cause any delay to our customers and orders will be processed and delivered in the usual timely manner that customers expect from Mayflex.
‘We would like to issue a word of warning to our fellow distributors and the industry in general to be extra vigilant of this latest scam; there are some very unscrupulous individuals around that will do whatever they can to make a quick buck.’