Bendix warns against scam

April 17, 2008
Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems LLC and Bendix Spicer Foundation Brake LLC have put out a warning about a fraudulent sweepstakes

Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems LLC and Bendix Spicer Foundation Brake LLC have put out a warning about a fraudulent sweepstakes that has appropriated the companies’ identities, the second scam Bendix has discovered in the past month.

According to Bendix, the checks being used includes the two companies’ logos as well as the Mellon Bank name on letterheads for Asus Financial Inc., a company that doesn’t exist. The letter urges recipients to call a non-Bendix number to find out how to claim the remainder of the monetary prize. Copies of the fraudulent materials are posted on Bendix’s website.

“If it seems too good to be true, it most likely is,” said Anthony LaPlaca, Bendix general counsel. “Close scrutiny and continued caution against this type of damaging activity can help protect innocent citizens from becoming victims of fraud. We appreciate the assistance of savvy consumers who made us aware of this new scam outbreak, giving us the opportunity to issue a warning to others. It is unfortunate that our companies’ identities are being used in this manner, and we hope consumers will question and research this scam before falling victim to it.”

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