The fake site claims to be a business named Trust Link Global Equipment.
From the fake site:
Established in 1983, Trust Link Global Equipment services customers in over 60 countries. We specialize in the sale of mining, construction and marine equipment. As an industry leader, Trust Link Global Equipment has the experience and the resources to provide any project with high-quality equipment and world-class support.
405 N Wabash Ave
Chicago, IL 60611
South Korea - Trust Link Global Equipment Korea CO., LTD
29, Namdaemun-ro 7-gil, Jung-gu, SEOUL
KIM HYUN WOO
International Business Development - South Korea
China - Trust Link Global Equipment China
No. 1 /3 Guangningbo Street, Xicheng District
Sales/Regional Manager - China
South Africa - Trust Link Global Equipment South Africa CO., LTD
P.O. Box 72501 Parkview
Private Box E835
South Africa 2122
Sales/Regional Manager - South Africa
Number billable as geographic number
Country or destination United States
City or exchange location Chicago, IL
Original network provider* Ameritech Illinois
+18667995491 - freephone number
Not a single one of the staff people listed on the site is real. None of the real owners of the stolen pictures used has anything to do with the scam.
MICHAEL HYUN-JUNG, president and CEO of Trust Link Equipment, as well as the founder of the company, remembers the humble beginnings of his firm and how it has grown into an increasingly larger exporter of equipment for 30 years. He recalls, “I worked for someone in 1982 and, following the bad recession, they went out of business. Finding myself unemployed with only one year of experience, I decided to start the company from my kitchen table, with no credit and no employees, and built it up to one of the most recognized global exporters in South Korea and North America of heavy equipment and supplies. Now, with sales exceeding $85 million in 2012, I’m still the same owner, and it’s still the same family company, but much more diverse and experienced – that is priceless.”
The picture used is stolen from the real owner website, Dr. Paul Kano.
DANIEL ADRAGNA has more than 30 years of experience serving large, complex companies primarily in the manufacturing, distribution and life sciences industries. His clients include both public registrants and privately owned entities. He also specializes in dealing with public filings, including initial public offerings (IPOs). Daniel is proficient in evaluating complex transactions, including acquisitions, strategic partnerships, restructurings and dispositions. He also has experience in acquisition due diligence and purchase price dispute resolution.
For every engagement, Daniel immerses himself in the business in order to fully understand client expectations, business strategy, and related accounting and financial reporting matters.
B.S., Accountancy, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
The real owner of the picture is Dr. Mo-Yuen Chow, professor at North Carolina State University.
The Financial Services Director:
Robert C. Woo has more than 21 years of experience in Information Systems Technology supporting national and international applications, outsourcing, supplier and contract management. Before joining BDO USA as the CIO, Russ served as the Director of IT for BDO International and worked as the Applications Senior Manager for BDO USA. Russ also serves on the International IT committee which is responsible for setting the international strategic direction for IT and helping member firms achieve IT convergence.
Robert leads BDO’s National IT organization and is responsible for all IT services delivered through the BDO National IT department. He is also responsible for ensuring National IT is aligned with the business to support the delivery of the firm’s strategic direction to ensure that IT is a business enabler. Additionally Russ has experience working on many large projects, including, re-negotiating the Microsoft Global Enterprise Agreement, APT, setup of the International Audit Shared Facility (ASF), PeopleSoft and many other projects.
Previously to joining Trust Link Globals in 1999, Robert worked for EDS as a System Engineer for 6 years where he supported International sales reporting systems among other applications for General Motors.
B.S. Management Information Systems, Central Michigan University
The real owner of the stolen picture is Chi-Won Yoo, South Korean financier and executive, formerly president of UBS Group Asia Pacific.
The Consulting Managing Director:
Joann Arweiler is an accomplished merger and acquisitions (M&A) advisor with over 30 years’ experience assisting both domestic and international buyers and sellers with complex transactions. She works with clients across a broad spectrum of industries, ranging from building products, manufacturing, distribution, and energy to professional services, consumer products, media, and technology. At Trust Link Equipment, Joann leads Consultant Relations, Business Development and Sales Support. Her primary focus is on new client opportunities, channel management and sales operations. Prior to Trust Link Globals, Joann was the Principal Director of Consultant Relations and Business Development for North American Sales at Mercer. Joann's considerable experience also included leading large business improvement initiatives and holding various roles in sales and client relationship management.
B.A., University of California, Los Angeles
The real owner of the stolen picture used is Michele Ray, real estate agent in Austin, Texas.
The Operation Manager Shipping and Logistics:
JoDebra Lee Provides thought leadership to the industry and develops corporate strategy for Trust Link Global Shipping and Logistics, technologies, and market expansion.
Prior to Trust Link Global, Debra was a co-founder of GPSLink, and chief architect of the virtual relocation management model. At GPSLink, she provided the strategic direction of the company, managed investors, supported the technology development, and Logistics.
Before that, she managed the creation of a world-class expatriate administration center and launched a worldwide expatriate management system for Ford Motor Company.
Debra holds a BS in Finance from Michigan State University and an MBA from the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University. Debra’s passion and knowledge of the global Logistics has resulted in presenting at numerous industry forums on various topics including: Global Shipping, Logistics and Expansion .
M.B.A., Leadership, University of Houston, C.T. Bauer College of Business
B.B.A., Management, Evangel University.
The real owner of the stolen picture used is Aelee Han, real estate agent in Chicago.
"Established in 1983" is another lie - the fake site was created on May 24.
This is what the fake site looks like: