SSA Gujarat Dept (202) 866-8325

Called me at 4PM yesterday, delayed it until this morning. Found a good fish:

2020-10-23 07:23:22 49.34.31.60 India, Rajkot
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2020-10-23 07:24:30 160.202.9.178 India, Vadodara
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2020-10-23 07:43:49 49.34.31.60 India, Rajkot
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and the best info:

east west bank
dongsheng li
routing# 322070381
act# 2161345606
bank addr: 9300 flair drive 4th fl el monte CA 91731
act holder addr: 9525 firestone blvd downey ca 90241


Recording coming. Reporting to fbi and bank.

@Drwat It seems its the same folks that you stumbled upon a while ago, same East West Bank in CA, another chinese foreign student name/bank holder.

They fell for the same trick, again and again.

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Ok, recordings finally uploaded, filing IC3 FBI complaint as well as email to the relevant bank.

Here is part 1 of this 3 hour journey. The recording starts a few minutes after the start of the call. I “verify” my information and obtain their info. The volume of their end of the call is weak.

Gujarati SSA-00 Start of Scam Leading to Drive to Bank, | Vadim Tudor | Listen on hearthis.at

Part 2 of the recording is a bit more fun. I finally park my 1972 VW Beetle in front of the bank. The "officer" proceeds to give me the wire transfer info, after which I try to figure out how to tell the bank the 60K$ I need to wire to this foreign exchange student name is actually to verify my identity for the government. They rage mildly then quit,
https://hearthis.at/vadim-tudor/gujarati-ssa-01/2Sn/

Ok, IC3 and bank email sent, finally.

Excellent. I am reviewing in detail.

Seems the same Gujarat (Surat in my previous notes). Vadodara city (old name Baroda) is banking/ business hub in Gujarat. Rajkot is 5 hours drive towards west from Vadodara. Surat is towards south from Vadodara (Baroda).

One group of scammers may have 2-3 locations (even four). Each may have its own variation of script. South border of Washington state, Georgia, New York and Maryland

@drwat#164766 Ya, these geniuses were using South border of WA state. Which is funny, the fake identity I was using was from WA. I align all of my IDs with the number I use. So Alaska phone number -> alaska address, SSN, etc. Its way easier this way.

@vadim#164803 I do the same. Today’s numbers (so far) from these scammers are:

(240) 332-3308 (229) 506-7813 (706) 719-0352

@drwat#164806 none of these number active

202 866rings stays dial