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My oh my this company likes to get around (aka keep changing names so people can’t get information on the scam-company as easily).

As of today, with my previous post about Watson Brooks, I have received many comments about similar shell company names that this shady company uses.  It appears that they are using at least 8 different company names.  Many of the actual websites appear to be down, but people continue to get letters from them:

But three are still up and rocking that awful website music:

Alas, I have heard nothing more from them to me about their legal threats.  I keep checking my Facebook inbox and I guess Amy Yates doesn’t want to be friends.  Also, it appears they have at least four letter signers of fake Vice Presidents to:

  • Amy Yates
  • Sandra Wallace
  • Julie Harris
  • Ashley Wilcox
  • Jacqueline Penn

I wouldn’t put it past this company to continue to put these letters out under different shell company names.  If you know of any others, let me know in the comments so I can add it to the list.

Update 9/18: Added a new company name and Vice President to the list – thanks to Sam for sharing another shell company name!  Also – it appears that all of these shell companies are being driven by “TravelAgencyAppointment.com“.  It looks like most of these shell company sites are down, but they are certainly still pumping out the scam letters.  This is getting down right stupid.

PetersonBurke

Stupid company…

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Filed Under (Advice, Life, Rant) by brah.john on 22-07-2009

I got home today to find I had a new Facebook message from one Amy Yates.  My first thought was “damn… why does that name sound so familiar?”

I quickly remembered who Amy Yates is – she is the teleporting-signature changing VP of Watson Brooks!  Able to personally sign thousands of letters all postmarked from different locations!

I open the message up to find legal threats against my post on their letter they sent to me…

Scam_Legal_FB_Msg

Wow – serving me a legal notice on Facebook?  That is soooo Web 2.0.

In the spirit of the many signature of Amy Yates, her Facebook profile picture looks suspiciously like a stock photograph:

Amy could be in a catalog somewhere!  I did a quick image search for a “business woman”, but couldn’t track down the source image of this photo – anyone out there have Sherlock-Holmes tracking skills for stock photography?  I would really love to find it…

Amy_Yates

Amy Yates "Herself"

I’m tempted to add Miss “Multiple Signature Personality” Amy Yates as my friend and see what she does.  Anyways, in the spirit of my last post on Watson Brooks, I’m updating the list of phone numbers they use based on your comments.  It amazes me that a “legitimate” company would need so many phone numbers for their valuable prize giveaways…

210-301-0087 San Antonio, TX
214-932-0716 Dallas, TX
302-365-8228 Delaware
302-526-5000 Delaware
302-526-5219 Delaware
303-209-4159 Denver, CO
303-242-3511 Denver, CO
407-358-6163 Orlando, FL
480-281-0118 Phoenix, AZ
480-567-1642 Phoenix, AZ
732-481-4573 Central NJ
732-676-4052 Central NJ
732-676-4053 Central NJ
817-786-3340 Fort Worth, TX
973-302-9053 Northern NJ
973-302-9053
214-932-0716
302-365-8228
302-526-5219
302-526-5000
480-281-0118
480-567-1642
732-676-4053
732-676-4052
732-481-4573
303-242-3511
303-209-4159
407-358-6163
210-301-0087
817-786-3340

Update 8/19/09: Many thanks to commenter “Rich” for finding the stock photo of my good Facebook friend Miss “Amy Yates”.  Stock Photo 1, Stock Photo 2.  I love that these were found!

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