I received a call at my business claiming to be from Ameren Electric (in St. Louis, MO) saying that I owe a past due balance of $498.37 immediately or they would shut off my electricity at 5:45 PM. (They called around 4:30). Total scam as I pay my bills on time. Plus, conveniently for them, Ameren customer service is closed on Saturdays. If customer service is closed on Saturdays, then why would someone from Ameren call on a Saturday?
He is a scammer who poses as a certified mobile mechanic/certified plumber. He takes money FIRST before doing any work on your car to “buy car parts” to which he produces none. He then takes your car key and takes ALL car parts of value off of your vehicle to sell. He disappears never to be heard from again and won’t return phone calls or texts. He is a well-known scammer so we should keep the community informed.
His REAL LEGAL name is Gabe Lopez
His former number is 8052595985
He has a long criminal rap sheet at the Santa Barbara Police Department. Beware. He has gone to jail several times for this scam so obviously he isn’t going to quit anytime soon.
He is now saying his name is Joe. His real legal name is Gabe Lopez. The Santa Barbara Police Department knows him and can look him up in case he rips you off.