We received an email today that someone going by the name Charles Krossman, of or near Suisun City and Fairfield, California, is fraudulently requesting product samples for ToolGuyd review.
This individual is NOT affiliated with ToolGuyd, and never was. Please do not send him tools, knives, or other product samples.
Sample requests will only ever come from me or affiliated contributors using toolguyd.com email addresses, unless I make an introduction first, or am CCed on the email.
If you ever suspect funny business in a sample request, please check with me directly if you already have my info, or via the Contact Us link.
Actually, verify all samples. Email me here.
We have the fraudster’s phone number and address. The email addresses he is using to commit these crimes is posted above.
Immediately after reading this post, he tried to “verify his employment” with the companies he’s trying to swindle.
Charles/Carlos, your only recourse is to 1) Stop what you’re doing, 2) Comment here with a list of companies you attempted to defraud or successfully swindled, 3) Apologize to all of them. And then, maybe everyone we will forget about it.
Update: The same person is now trying to spoof toolguyd.com email addresses, with the name Michael Michelli, possibly others.
We have another name we’re investigating – Carlos.
The Police Department has been contacted and given his phone number and address.