Posted 10 November 2016 - 01:58 PM
Here's a personal account from my own purchase of a single item, and HKS exhaust. This is going up on the other forums this weekend also...
I have a credit card that I only used a couple times, Undercover was one of those, and a local Walgreens was another. I bought an HKS exhaust from Max Lawrence Gratz of Undercover last year, and a couple moths ago, 4 fraudulent charges were made on this credit card, totaling just a hair under $8k).
The charges were made at IPD Plenums (Porsche aftermarket parts), using my credit card, my address (as the billing address), and my phone number for the credit card account. The contact phone number and ship-to address used were from South New Jersey, and this mis-match of credit card and billing address in Hawaii versus New Jersey shipping address did not seem to raise enough red flags at IPD or my credit union. Some of the parts shipped before this stuff appeared on my online statement, but once I discovered the charges, I put in a fraud report, the charges were taken out of my account, and the card cancelled/replaced. I also contacted IPD Plenums to get what information I could from them, and to see if
I could find out the information on where the parts shipped to etc. from IPD Plenums. I think IPD is on the level, but negligent by missing such obvious signs of fraud.
As I limited the use of this card, it's easy to tell it was very likely Mr. Gratz or another Undercover employee stole my information to buy Porsche parts, as there is no other entity that had that number along with my personal information (Walgreens did not get my personal information as part of that one purchase there). IPD Plenums had opened a case of Fraud with the police in New Jersey, and I am cooperating with all authorities having jurisdiction.
If any on here purchased anything from Undercover or FabWorx, I strongly recommend you cancel that particular card. Who knows who has your card information at this point.
I am only stating facts here, along with my opinion of where my information was stolen from. If anyone contacts me through PM or any other means to attempt to intimidate me out of speaking publicly about this, I will make those entire communications public, and forward them to my lawyer and the authorities having jurisdiction for follow-up where applicable. Nothing pisses me off as much as scammers, and only scammers that try to obfuscate the facts or derail public exposure of related facts piss me off more, so don’t even try my patience further. If Fabworx has any problem with what I am stating here, tough shit as your company had too much cross-pollination with entities from Undercover to be able to ensure no risk to recent customers credit card information. At best case, your company is a victim of your own bad management decision on whom you had employed, and in worst case… I won’t go there, unless facts turn to support that.