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Fake ITV requests

Several companies have reported this afternoon that they are getting suspect calls to request equipment from someone using the name Craig Walker, purporting to be from ITV but using a generic gmx email account.
‘Craig’ has a PO which he is sending out which looks very much like ITV paperwork. He is trying to hire DSLR cameras and lenses which are obviously highly saleable.
Please be vigilant and verify hires from unknown contacts at major broadcasters. When this style of fraud has happened before the perpetrators have moved between BBC, ITV and C4 with ease.

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Bristol – theft from vehicle.

The kit was taken from a grey van on St Andrews Road, Montpelier, Bristol between 1230 – 1340 on 24/02/2021.

Incomplete list is as follows:
Canon MP-E 65mm S/N 144134
Canon 100mm F2.8L USM Macro S/N 6176051
Canon 16-35mm F2.8L II USM S/N 5874319
Canon 24-70mm F2.8 L II USM S/N 1780001048
Kessler Second Shooter Plus full kit S/N SSP001273, SSC002844
Canon 5D Mark III S/N 30802200091
Panasonic GH5 S/N WG7BA002829
Metabones EF-MFT Mount T Speed Booster XL S/N 3013008780
Stella Pro 10000c Light Kit S/N SN11214
Zoom H5n S/N 017071
DJI follow focus S/N 05T0011347 (controller) 05U0011522 (motor)
Hollyland Cosmo 400 wireless monitor link system S/N 6176051
Small HD Monitor S/N 702-0002119
Ronford Baker medium duty tripod S/N RF-10007
Oskar Heiler EB 150 fluid head
Please contact Under the Oak Films undertheoakfilms@gmail.com or phone 07530469324 if you find any of these items for sale.

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‘Sakaria Mohammed’ has struck again.

Someone using the (possibly false) name of  Sakaria Abdallah Mohammed hired a large quantity of equipment from John Fry.

IDs and proofs of address were provided but the kit has not been returned.

Please be on the lockout for any of the following items.

Sony PXW-FX9 body, serial number S014001115+
Tilta ES-T18-V FX9 cage & battery plate, SN ES-T18-V-200500209
Sony 28-135mm f4 zoom lens
Rode NTG2 mic
Camrade FX9 rain cover
4x Sony 64Gb XQD cards & reader
Chrosziel 450-R21 matte box kit
Sachtler carbon fibre tripod with FSB8 head
Sony VCT-14 camera plate
2 x Anton Bauer Titon 150wh batteries
2 x Anton Bauer Dionic XT 150wh batteries
PAG dual v-lock charger
Orca OR-12 camera case
Camera top light Z96
Portabrace HB10 Camera strap
Magic arm
Atomos Shogun Flame recorder
2 x 500Gb SSDs
1 x 1 Tb 2.5” SSD
Small flight case for Shogun
Nikon to E-mount lens adaptor
Canon to E-mount lens adaptor

If you have any information regarding the whereabouts of either the kit of Mr Mohammed then please contact us here at Xhire.

 

Note:  It is possible that Mr Mohammed was the victim of identity theft, and that the documents used were either forged or stolen.   Nothing  on this site should in any way be taken as indicative of the guilt or innocence, (or the involvement in fraudulent activity), of anyone whose details are published here.  There are other individuals with that name.  The image above was taken from the identity documents supplied by the hirer, and may or may not depict the person who rented the equipment.

Sakaria Abdallah Mohammed – theft by theft.

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Top Teks – items lost in transit.

TopTeks have had two Sony FX6’s go astray during shipping in the UK, serial numbers 4000356 or 4000368.

If someone offers them to you, you might want to drop the TopTeks sales team a line – sales@topteks.com.

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Sakaria Mohammed attempting to hire again.

We have been contacted by a London lighting company who had been approached by Sakaria Mohammed requesting to hire from them.

Mr Mohammed raised suspicions immediately with them because he did not appear to have any kind of understanding about what he was trying to hire. Then when he sent in a copy of his ID, it was, in their opinion, fake.

They then looked up his name and discovered via Xhire that he had stolen from another hire company.

Evidently he is still attempting to obtain goods and we would advise extreme caution in dealing with him.

Sakaria Abdallah Mohammed – theft by theft.

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House of Black – kit stolen.

A Procam client called House of Black had kit stolen from location in Camberwell/Brixton on the 31st October.

The cameraman went out for food, came back and the kit was missing.

If you are approached to buy either of the following, please contact Lauren Clifford at Procam.

Sony A7s mkii Camera  3777243
Canon EF 24-70mm F/2.8L II USM Lens (82mm)  3445003087

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No Drama – kit lost through car theft.

One of No Drama’s clients has had kit stolen from their car in London.

If you are offered any of the following, please call No Drama on 0161 877 4363 and ask for James.

Preston LCS kit in Peli case:

1 x Preston HU3 SN 1487

1 x Preston MDR3 SN 1308

1 x Lightranger 2-w SN LR2W-1068

1 x Preston FI handset SN 2022

1 Preston DM1X Motor SN4537

1 Preston Radio microforce SB 1113

 

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Kit stolen in Barnes, London – 30/08/20

Your Name         : Alick Cotterill

Your organisation : Alick Ltd

Telephone         : 07811875724

E-mail Address    : alick@alick.co.uk

List the main items of kit stolen.: Sony 24-105 f4 OSS G lens SN1974715 Sony FX9 camera body SN4000388 Sony 16-35 2.8 GM lens SN S011835292G

Sony 24-70 2.8 GM lens SN          S011985367P

Smallhd Cine 7 V-mount

Teradek Bolt RX and TX

Many many other items.

How was the theft carried out?  Please supply as much detail as possible.:

Police details and crime number: Crime ref 0709197/20

Any other information you wish to share with the broadcast hire community: Stolen from the middle of Barnes, London UK, on Fri 28th Aug between 7-11pm.

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Sakaria Abdallah Mohammed – theft by theft.

Mohaammed Abdallah Sakaria

 

 

Someone using the (possibly false) name of  Sakaria Abdallah Mohammed hired a large quantity of equipment from Darryl Wood in August 2019 and failed to return it.

He claimed that he himself had been robbed.

We are led to believe that the camera was sold way below its value to an individual who goes by the name B-Dot.

If you come across any of the following items or can assist in identifying any of these individuals, please contact Darryl at

smirror at internode dot on dot net or email us here at Xhire.

Note:  It is possible that Mr Mohammed was the victim of identity theft, and that the documents used were either forged or stolen.   Nothing  on this site should in any way be taken as indicative of the guilt or innocence, (or the involvement in fraudulent activity), of anyone whose details are published here.  There are other individuals with that name.  The image above was taken from the identity documents supplied by the hirer, and may or may not depict the person who rented the equipment.


Red Weapon Camera Brain sn 708

  • PL Mount
  • Top handle
  • EVF Viewfinder
  • Wooden Camera View Finder arm
  • 7” Touch Screen
  • 2x 19mm rods 18” long
  • 2x 19mm top rods 8” carbon fibre
  • Quick Release Base plate
  • Sliding dovetail plate 12”
  • Gold Mount power back
  • 2 x Red Cards 512gb
  • 1 x Red Cards 1tb
  • Card reader
  • CablesArri MB19 Matte box
  • 95mm adaptor plate/ring
  • Top Flag
  • Swing Away Arm

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Arri FF Follow Focus

  • 2 marking discs
  • Crank
  • Right side knob
  • Whip

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Ultra prime lenses

  • 16mm sn 8945457
  • 24mm sn 8945185
  • 32mm sn 895730
  • 50mm sn 8945086
  • 85mm sn 8945807Filters 4” x 5.65”1 x IR/ND Platinum 0.3, 0.6, 0.9, 1.2Power

    Batteries

  • 1 x 4 Channel chargers
  • 4 x 12v Gold Mount batteries
  • 1 x power cableSachtler 80
  • Snap Plate
  • Pan Handles (2)Tripod Tall,
  • Spreader
  • Case Tripod Small
  • Spreader
  • Case Hi-Hat

 

 

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Leeds School of Arts – theft from car.

Leeds School of Arts had the following equipment stolen from the back of a car in the early hours of Tuesday 3rd March in the Headingly area of Leeds.

The rear window was smashed to access the equipment.

Arri Alexa SXT EV Camera
ARRI
50729
K1.0006178-4863
£54,619.99
IN PETROL BAG

Teradek Bolt 500 XT Transmitter
Teradek
51098
0193604735
£2,514
IN PETROL BAG

Sigma Lens 50-100mm
Sigma
50862
52907781
IN BLACK PELICASE

Sigma Lens 18-35mm

Sigma
50862
52619059
£6,790 (together with above)
IN BLACK PELICASE

Xeens Prime Lens kit

Rokinon
50644
XK1PL00012
£8,698
IN BLACK XEEN CASE
Dell Ultra Sharp 21/9 Monitor
Dell
not owned by the University
not known
£598.80
IN PETROL BAG

Vocas Matte Box MB-436
Vocas
50726
no s/n
£1105.26
IN PETROL BAG

Petrol Camera Bag
Petrol Bags
no s/n
£252.96

Black Pelicase 1520
Pelicase
no s/n
£176.36

Xeen Black Case
Rokinon
no s/n
£188.05

Nucleus Motor TILTAnot owned by the University M0200128580
£322.99 IN PETROL BAG
Ronford Baker Handgrips Ronford Baker 51145 no s/n £462.84 IN PETROL BAG

Total £75,728.26

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