Unauthorized Use of Letterhead and Brand with Forged Bank Check
Effective May 2016
We have recently been made aware of an individual representing himself as an employee of Daniels Trading most often using the name Alfred Payne or Harry Wilson. This individual has contacted various attorneys and law firms in the United States through the unauthorized use of our letterhead and brand. The attorney or firm receives a mail correspondence often times sent by Xpress post requesting the attorney services in brokering the sale of heavy machinery. The correspondence also includes a forged bank check which appears to have been drawn on a Daniels Trading account.
Please note that Daniels Trading does not have an employee by the name of Alfred Payne or Harry Wilson, and although the mail correspondence displays the Daniels Trading brand and contact information, this individual is not employed nor affiliated with Daniels Trading in any way.
Daniels Trading urges our customers to be cautious with personal and account information. Do not attempt to cash checks that request a forward payment to a third-party.
You should also promptly contact your local authorities.