Wayne Johnson Scam / 206-337-3198

It seems Wayne Johnson (and now Thomas Lambert) are sending scam messages.

Message Example 1:

Good day,
we require to know if you can supply some cabinetry for us.We’ll like to know the types and dimensions of cabinetry that you do have in your outfit so that we can make a choice,and also advise if you accept credit card as a form of payment,wish you all the best in business and we’ll be looking forward on hearing from you soon.
best regards
Wayne Johnson

Message Example 2

Reported here via Laura Thomas.
Laura says: I have gotten quite a few emails from this person. The phone numbers are bogus, and I am pretty sure that he has been wasting my time for a week trying to get some kind of information from me.

From: wayne johnson [mailto:[email protected]]
Sent: Friday, July 22, 2011 4:59 PM
To: ALM Fine Cabinetry

Subject: Re: product info

Sounds good.I will like you to use the details below and prepare a formal quote for us so that we can proceed further :

New Mission Foundation Center (newly established)
1006 Meadowlane Dr.
Sturgis,MI,49091
P : 248-562-8725
F : 206-337-3198

Wayne Johnson
620 S Amos Ave
Springfield, IL 62704
P : 626-692-8364

We’re working on a commercial project,these units are going to be shipped to one of our newly established project branch located in Singapore and we’ll be recommending you with a freight company to come and pick the units at your location.What lead time are we looking at.How long have you been in business?

best regards

Wayne Johnson

Don’t respond to “Wayne” – this is a SCAM e-mail targeted at cabinet makers.

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33 Responses to Wayne Johnson Scam / 206-337-3198

  1. Nick says:

    This guy is still at it. Apparently it is a stolen credit card scam where they order something from you, put money into your account, and then cancel the order, and get you to put money into different account…

    Here is the message I received; “Good day.

    I require to know if you deal in building construction supplies. I would like to know the varieties of building construction supplies that you deal in or perhaps send some brochures so that I can have a look at some specific details and choose the right products. Lastly I would also like you to advise your payment methods. Wish you all the best in business and I’ll be looking forward to hear from you soon.

    PS : Advise if you deal in industrial, timber, hardware & other general supplies as well.

    Walter Gibson”

  2. Kate says:

    I’ve been emailing back and forth with “Walter Gibson” and Googled his email address after getting annoyed with the vague requests. I’m glad this is here to confirm my suspicions! Just for reference, I’m writing from Sydney, Australia and our business is a manufacturing company that supplies architectural timber screens.

  3. Keith Tunstall says:

    And again as Wayne Gardner

    I’ll like you to use the details below and prepare a formal quote for us so that we can proceed on with the purchase

    Wayne Gardner

    389 Egdeware Road London NW26LH

    P : 0703-185-6535

    There is this project in Brazil that we’re working on, which is where the units are going to and I’ll be recommending you with a freight company for the pick up at your location. Not sure if you’re familiar with overseas shipment though. I need them ready for collection in a few days upon receipt of my full payment. How long have you been in business?

    Wayne

  4. L Samuel says:

    Recieved an email today from Walter Gibson (same as above emails) – looked suss to begin with google searched his email address and this came up

    Good day.

    I require to know if you deal in industrial supplies. I’ll like to know the types of industrial supplies that you make or have as well as dimensions and prices so that I can make a choice, and also advise if you accept credit card as a form of payment. Wish you all the best in business and I’ll be looking forward on hearing from you soon.

    PS : Advise if you deal in other industrial & general supplies as well.

    Walter Gibson

  5. Lyn Beinat says:

    Looks like ‘Wayne’ has moved onto energy efficiency now… We have a similar email … with phone number 206-337-3198 and email [email protected] from Neerim South. It reads “Good day. I require to know if you deal in industrial supplies. I’ll like to know the types of industrial supplies that you make or have as well as dimensions and prices so that I can make a choice, and also advise if you accept credit card as a form of payment, wish you all the best in business and I’ll be looking forward on hearing from you soon. PS : Advise if you deal in other general supplies as well. Walter Gibson” [DELETE]

  6. Unplugged Power Systems says:

    Thanks for maintaining this blog. I have actually received hundreds of these. I sell alternative energy products and found your posts by googling the telephone number. Here is what I received via the prestashop contact form:

    Submitted on Tue, 06/10/2014 – 14:08 Submitted by anonymous user: [198.7.58.98] Submitted values are:

    Name: Thomas Lambert Email Address: [email protected] Phone Number: 206-337-3198 City & Province/State: Woodland Area of Interest: LED Lighting (Commercial/Industrial) Questions or Comments: Good day.

    We require to know if you can supply some power products for us. We’ll like to know the types of power products that you make or have as well as dimensions and prices so that we can make a choice, and also advise if you accept credit card as a form of payment, wish you all the best in business and we’ll be looking forward on hearing from

    you soon.

    PS : Advise if you deal in other industrial & general supplies as well.

    Thomas Lambert

  7. Katie Egan says:

    He kept the same email address but changed his name to Thomas Lambert for us. Total Scam..

  8. Greg says:

    Am also here to share! Received this yesterday Wrote back to ‘Walter’ with a link to this page! He is full of crap!

    Good day.

    I require to know if you can supply some balloons for me. I’ll like to know the types of balloons that you make or have as well as dimensions and prices so that I can make a choice, and also advise if you accept credit card as a form of payment, wish you all the best in business and I’ll be looking forward on hearing from you soon.

    PS : Advise if you deal in other party & general supplies as well.

    Walter Gibson

  9. Petrice says:

    Am also here to share! Received this today… Wrote back to ‘Walter’ with a link to this page! See how he likes that!


    From: Walter Gibson [mailto:[email protected]] Sent: Thursday, 28 November 2013 1:39 PM Subject: Enquiry

    Good day.

    I require to know if you can supply some conference tables for me. I’ll like to know the types of conference tables that you make or have as well as dimensions and prices so that I can make a choice, and also advise if you accept credit card as a form of payment, wish you all the best in business and I’ll be looking forward on hearing from you soon.

    PS : Advise if you deal in other furniture supplies as well.

    Walter Gibson

  10. Georgina Campbell says:

    Here in Australia I got an email from Walter Gibson today asking about cabinet stuff. I replied we don’t make cabinets, but hooks for inside them. The next email was requesting pricing on my hooks. I replied he could buy online from a particular ‘shop’. He emailed again asking for me to sell direct to him using eftpos etc. I googled the hotmail and found this page. Thank you I have now deleted ‘him’…. Must be bored to be doing what ‘he’ s doing.

  11. AdriaanC says:

    Received the following email today, and as it looked suspicious, checked with Google and her I am to share


    From: Walter Gibson [wgibson900.at.gmail.com] Sent: 26 November 2013 07:57 Subject: Enquiry

    Good day.

    I require to know if you can supply some hardware & industrial products for me. I’ll like to know the types of hardware & industrial products that you make or have as well as dimensions and prices so that I can make a choice, and also advise if you accept credit card as a form of payment, wish you all the best in business and I’ll be looking forward on hearing from you soon. PS : Advise if you deal in cabinets, building & irrigation supplies etc. Walter Gibson


    Beware !!!!!!!!!!

  12. Eric says:

    Now is Walter Gibson coming from a bogus NSW (Sydney) address in Rouse Hill Address is bogus so are phone numbers In my case wanting to buy Olive Oil “for Brazil” … and paying by Credit Card Obviously didn’t know what he wanted My suspicions were raised then THANK YOU to whomever started this site

  13. Daryl says:

    He is now using Walter Gibson with the same email.

  14. Melissa says:

    Thank you for all your posts everyone so I could find this. I was already suspicious of Wayne’s email as I often get these random inquiries from Gmail addresses. Looks like “Wayne” is still at it 2 years down the track. Hope he hasn’t wasted too much of anyone’s time. – – – – – melissa

  15. Michele says:

    FROM Walter Gibson [[email protected]] Good day. We require to know if you can supply some industrial products for us. We’ll like to know the types of industrial products that you make or have as well as dimensions and prices so we can make a choice, and also advise if you accept credit card as a form of payment, wish you all the best in business and we’ll be looking forward on hearing from you soon. PS : Advise if you deal in building & packaging materials as well. Walter Gibson

    I didn’t answer him, waste of time but Google his email and find this site so hopefully he won’t scam someone else. Sorry that Gmail cannot delete email account like this one. Cheers Michele

  16. Jay Brook says:

    AAAAAAAaaaand he’s at it again.

    I just sent him a lovely email advising him of his terrible spelling and grammar considering ‘his English name and NSW location in Australia’. I also noted to him that international freighting companies do not usually have windows live email addresses and that delivery from Western Australia to Brazil does not usually originate from Bangladesh.

    Again using the Walter Gibson email address, he’s a sneaky little bugger, trying to weedle $5000 AUD of stock from us that NEVER sells in the quantity he wanted.

    My colleague caught on to this scam well before I had worked it out myself, but he told me to play it out until I believed hes a phoney baloney. I got as far as to tell him we do not pay for shipping on be half of our customers when it comes to international delivery and he made up some story about being in a meeting and still wanting me to organize it. – That was enough for me to decide we were wasting our time with this guy.

    Be careful out there peoples, someone is bound to have a little too much good will and let this scammy scammer get the better of them.

    Have a nice day all,

    Jay

  17. Daniel Brady says:

    I got the same scam email from Walter Gibson ([email protected])

  18. Ed says:

    He’s still at it. We tracked him down to Ghana. Our system leaves their TCPIP number and the service provider. Also used the idea of buying industrial goods (which we don’t do) and using an extremely expensive international courier service. The address he left was an empty block of land. He also insisted on paying with credit card over the phone. This is where our alarm bells went off. If the card is stolen, we have to give the money back. I assume the courier was his own ‘business’ and he would pocket that money.

  19. Marco Rigali says:

    I have had exactly the same correspondence as Jay. I became suspicious when I let him know that the shipping costs were more than the print job and he was still interested. He actually phoned me today and when I asked him why he isn’t getting the job produced in Brazil he said that he had quality issues over there. Considering the job was a black on white A5 flyer which is just about as simple as it gets then I was convinced this was a scam. Hail the God of Google. A quick search and my suspicions were confirmed. He e-mailed his credit card details to me earlier and I replied to him stating that I couldn’t proceed with the job. He replied with one word – “Understood” I have enough crap to deal with without wasting time on fools like him.

  20. Jay Johnstone says:

    Thanks for the warning….. Here’s another one, hitting on the print industry…. bogus telephone number and different name. Regards Jay

    From: Thomas Lambert Date: 6 December 2012 19:05:41 GMT To: Ben Keen Subject: Re: Print Quote

    That’s fine, I’ll like you to use the details below and prepare a formal quote for us so we can proceed on from there :

    Limon Foundation Group (newly established)

    389 Edgeware Road London NW26LH

    P : 0703-185-6535

    F :0703-185-6535

    We’re working on a commercial project in Brazil which is where the printing job is going to and we’ll be recommending you with a freight company for the pick up at your location. Not sure if you’re familiar with overseas shipment though. How soon can you finish this job? How long have you been in business?

    Thomas

  21. Jit says:

    I had totally feototgrn my ad. placed on Craigslist a month ago, but was reminded when I got a reply this morning. I recognized the red flags at once: poor English, unnecessary use of caps, irregular spacing….I had almost fallen prey to one last year, and learnt much since then.Here is his text:Hello tutor, Are you available to tutor my son he is 15yrs,name Pat?Get back to me with the details requested so that we can proceed from there asap. I’ve arranged with a caregiver in USA that my child is coming to stay with him for his period of tutoring and he had agreed with me. I want you to get back to me with following details: 1)your present residence address and tel # 2)total cost of tutoring for 2 months (1 hour per day 3 days /week) 3)your years of teaching experience. Payment via cashier’s check,looking forward to hearing from you soonest. Regards to you and your family God Bless Regards,MY REPLYYes, and I suppose you will send me a cashiers check so I can send money to his caregiver etc etc etc. My question is this:Why don’t you try a new scam or get the hell a job for yourself? If you do not improve your pitiful English level, everyone can find you out easily. Face it – you are not good at this. I don’t know where you are from, but there must be something else for folk to do out there than steal! Get a life!

  22. Mister Glen says:

    The following was sent to our generic “Contact Us” in box.

    This page was the first result in an internet search.

    Name: Thomas Lambert Email: [email protected] Phone: 206-337-3198

    Good day,

    we require to know if you can supply some building materials for us. We’ll like to know the types of building materials you do have in your outfit so we can make a choice, and also advise if you accept credit card as a form of payment,wish you all the best in business and we’ll be looking forward on hearing from you soon.

    best regards

    Thomas Lambert

  23. Amy says:

    The name being used now is Thomas Lambert. The new line is there is a new branch in China. All is as listed in the others above. When we asked for payment up front we were told that the credit card only had a $3500 limit on it and he started to yell at us when we asked what type of card it was.

  24. marion says:

    Wayne Johnson 104 Chimney Hill Dr. Colchester, VT 05446 U.S.A. this is the address he is giving us, such bullshit…

  25. Hugo says:

    ‘Wayne’ contacted us looking for industrial components. He required pricing on 100 units of various cable plugs once asked for further information. When asked for a shipping address:

    “Thanks a lot, I’ll like you to use the details below and prepare a formal quote for us so that we can proceed on from there :

    Limon Foundation Group,Inc. (newly established)

    389 Edgeware Road London,NW26LH

    P : + 44 703-185-6535

    We’re working on a commercial project in China which is where these products are going to and we’ll be recommending you with a freight company for the collection at your location. Not sure if you’re familiar with overseas shipment though, do you have them in stock for immediate shipment? How long have you been in business?”

    We stated that we would only ship once we have received cleared funds into our bank account. Unsurprisingly, he replied that he can only pay by credit card.

  26. Debbie says:

    He is using a different name and has branched out into model ship parts. I see the Springfield address and one phone # used in earlier requests. His original request was about construction materials.


    From: Walter Gibson > To: hrprod.com > Sent: Thu, Mar 8, 2012 8:11 pm > Subject: Re: Enquiry > > That’s fine, I’ll like you to use the details below and prepare a > formal quote for us so that we can proceed on : > > > Limon Foundation Group,Inc. (newly established) > > 620 S Amos Ave > > Springfield, IL 62704 > > P : 626-692-8364 > > F : 206-337-3198 > > > We’re working on a commercial project in China which is where the > chains are going to and we’ll be recommending you with a freight > company for the pick up at your location. Not sure if you’re familiar > with overseas shipment though. How long have you been in business? >

  27. James says:

    We are a fastener distributor. We too received the following “inquiry” from “Wayne Johnson”:

    “Good day.

    We require to know if you can supply some industrial materials for us. We’ll like to know the types of industrial materials you do have in your outfit so that we can make a choice, and also advise if you accept credit card as a form of payment, wish you all the best in business and we’ll be looking forward on hearing from you soon.

    best regards

    Wayne Johnson”

    We did not respond. I hope posting this helps others to not get taken by these shysters…

  28. Angela says:

    I too have been receiving mails from this man re draperies to be shipped to Singapore. Sounds fishy, he is in Tampa, foundation is in Michigan, shipping to Singapore and I have an interior design business in Stuart, FL. Why contact me? Also not enough questions about actual design and fabric, just price. Oh, and he wants custom drapes ready to be shipped in a week (maybe before the deposit check clears?) It just does not sound right, so I stopped wasting my time and today decided to check him out on the internet. Glad I did not waste any more time.

  29. Laura Davis says:

    We have also received the same emails as above, wanting a quote on draperies. Wayne said he needed 100 yds of a Robert Allen fabric. Today in an email he wants us to proceed with a formal quote. He has been wasting our time for 2 weeks.

    So glad I googled his name.

  30. Debra G. says:

    I have gotten numerous emails from Wayne Johnson as well – wanting custom draperies for the bogus New Mission Foundation Center. Wayne claims to be in Woodland CA. When I called his phone number, I got a very fast busy signal. When I emailed him back asking him to call me, he said he would prefer to correspond by email.
    He has taken a whole lot of my time and I’m not sure why. Glad I looked him up though, cause I was pretty suspicious. Supposedly he is working on a job in Singapore.

  31. R Steinmeier says:

    Why would someone do this?

    It sounded fishy to me, because the phone number with a Seattle area code did not mesh with the address given at 207 Casa Linda Drive (we don’t have street names in Spanish in Seattle, we just don’t.) I received this 8/9/2011:

    Good day, we require to know if you can supply us with some curtains/draperies.Kindly get back to us with the types,sizes or models of curtains/draperies that you deal in as well as well as pricing and advise if you accept credit card payment.Wish you all the best in business and we’ll be looking forward to your response soon.

    PS : Let us know if you have other fabric accessories as well.

    best regards

    Wayne Johnson

  32. Coco Walter says:

    Wayne contacted me today 8/10/11, with the same exact info that’s on this page. It wasn’t till I got home and told my husband that we got online and checked this guy out. To bad, Wayne.

  33. Mr. Wayne Johnson contacted me via email today, mirrored to the above listed. Red flags went up, I asked for full contact information once I received this it took all of 2 seconds to bring up this page on him.

    Thank you kindly, Lisa Foresteiere Tailored Interiors

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