The Police Service of Scotland is investigating a scheme involving several companies which have been set up for the purposes of committing fraud. The company identities are used to obtain goods on credit including plant equipment, high value cars, vans, bulk fuel containers, fuel cards, portakabins and shipping containers. The goods are thereafter stolen.
Plant equipment stolen by the same criminals was recently recovered in Ireland. The criminals themselves are based in and around Glasgow and North Lanarkshire (G and ML postcode areas). Some of the companies are registered with Companies House (with fake accounts giving the illusion of creditworthiness) and some are sole traders.
The company names known to have been used to date are as follows:
Also known to be fake but apparently not linked to same group of criminals:
Members are advised to remain vigilant and report any suspicious, fraudulent or othewise illegal activity to their local police.