Category Archives: Broadcast equipment: Attempted fraudulent hire

Intelligence has been received which leads us to believe that the attempt to hire equipment in this post may be fraudulent. This does not mean that the individuals mentioned above are in any way involved: it is possible that the fraudsters are impersonating genuine, innocent individuals.

Guarav Sharma

A person using the name of Guarav Sharma has been attempting to rent equipment from Xhire member companies.  It has not been possible to obtain sufficient information to verify that this is a legitimate hire attempt. We would therefore suggest that all rental companies exercise extreme caution before releasing equipment.

If further attempts are made to rent equipment, please inform Xhire.

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Possible fraudulent hire attempt: Mr Peethakaran

A caller purporting to be Mr Peethakaran attempted to rent equipment from a Xhire member company today, for 24 and 25 April 2014.  When called, a representative of the organisation he said he was renting equipment for stated that he is not known there, although an internet search does show that someone of that name has been involved with them on a voluntary basis.

We do not know if the caller was using his real name, or impersonating someone else called Peethakaran.

This attempt to rent equipment may be perfectly legitimate, but we recommend that, if approached by anyone using that name, you make extensive enquiries and act with extreme caution before releasing any equipment.

 

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