[Updated] Beware: Fraudulent Go Auto Employees Making the Rounds in Edmonton

Four or more people in Edmonton are pretending to be Go Auto employees.

UPDATE at 7:12 PM — Jared Priestner, the CEO of Go Auto, has since written a public post on the Go Auto Facebook page in this regard:

BEWARE: There are at least four people in the Edmonton area that are attempting to scam innocent people by taking advantage of the local Go Auto corporation.

Go Auto does not employ door to door salespersons or anything of this nature. Please be entirely aware of this.

Melissa McKay says that the duo said they were:

…in the neighborhood to see if they could help refinance people’s vehicles at a lower rate.Melissa McKay

Jeremy McKay – the one filming the incident says:

I was aggravated they knocked on my door ignoring my “no soliciting” sign. I called GoAuto and they informed me they do not do door to door soliciting. I asked them to leave my neighborhood and was attacked.Jeremy McKay

NOTICE (10:20 PM, July 23): The original video was removed from McKay’s Facebook account.

UPDATE (10:25 PM, July 24): The video is now on our YouTube account. View it below.

Warning: Video below contains coarse language.

Notice that there are two more presumably-fraudulent Go Auto employees sitting in the front seats of the grey vehicle seen in the video above.

It is unknown if the vehicle belongs to the people in question, if it was rented, or if it was stolen. The vehicle has a commercial license plate with no other markings.

Jeremy managed to get a clear shot of the license plate and reported it to the Edmonton Police Service.

An officer made her way to the McKay’s home to speak of the incident and write a full report with the details they’ve garnered.

Jeremy says:

EPS just left, She was super swamped so it’s not her fault, but she was super nice and really kind of changed my view of them a little bit tonight. Anyways, they’re looking into this thing, running the plate and police stuff.Jeremy McKay

As you’ll notice, not only are they breaking the law by impersonation and fraudulent behavior, but they don’t seem to mind verbally or physically attacking either.

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Jeremy McKay is asking locals to share this video/story to all Edmontonians to help spread awareness.

Go Auto fraudulent employees // Jeremy McKay
Go Auto fraudulent employees // McKay’s home security

The video had been shared roughly 640 times & viewed roughly 24,000 times at the time of this publication.

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Jody Mitoma

Founder of Edmonton Talks News.

51 COMMENTS

  • Khalid Rafik Berjak
    July 21, 2016 at 2:50 PM
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    What everyone is failing to realize from this situation is that the man recording and playing the victim actually physically attacked and provoked the go Auto employee. The man started recording the situation once after the man harassed, attached and followed him gor two blocks down. This whole situation is getting out of hand and Jeremy McKay (the one recording) is an attention seeking liar playing the victim and picking what he wants the media to see. The man was just doing his job until he was attacked. There is also 6 eye witness’ to testify my statement. Open your everyone and stop believing the first thing you see.

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    • Crystal Jordan-Glister
      July 21, 2016 at 3:37 PM
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      Go Auto DOES NoT solicit door to door! These men were not doing they’re job, they are clearly impersonating Go Auto employees

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    • Michael Goerz
      July 21, 2016 at 4:07 PM
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      So your telling everyone not to believe the first thing you see when your evidence is based off of the first thing you and six other people saw? Makes sense.

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    • Brian LaBelle
      July 21, 2016 at 5:48 PM
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      So; what we’re failing to see is that a man attempted to commit a crime and was attacked by the victim, who later recorded the face of the scammer who’s now crying because he was attacked for attempting to commit fraud?

      Okay…

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    • July 21, 2016 at 9:34 PM
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      Having met Jeremy through work a few years back I can simply ask you what the hell you are on ? Jeremy is a very stand up guy , also one of the nicest guys you will meet ! I think what happened to him here is awful , -I hope these people are dealt with and that he can move on ! Stay strong brother !!

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    • Melissa McKay
      July 21, 2016 at 3:10 PM
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      Go Auto has said these people do not work for them. Maybe your buddy should turn his boss in so they’ll go easy on him. Sorry he got roped in to working for a scammer. Still shouldn’t have reacted that way to being asked to leave a neighbourhood he shouldn’t have been in.

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    • Ahmad Berjak
      July 21, 2016 at 4:09 PM
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      They saw it in person lol. He’s saying don’t believe everything you see on the Internet.

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    • Crystal Jordan-Glister
      July 21, 2016 at 6:17 PM
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      The men in the video were NOT direct employees of Go Auto, but were contracted out by two (now ex) employees who thought it would be a good idea to go door to door, against company policy.
      For what reason, is unknown.
      The men in the video were not authorized by Go Auto management in any way to do this.

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    • Rachelle Grossman
      July 22, 2016 at 12:49 PM
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      Khalid Rafik Berjak is a crime to impersonate as a company worker when in fact you do not work for them.

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    • Khalid Rafik Berjak
      July 22, 2016 at 1:03 PM
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      Rachelle Grossman you are obviously a bit out of the loop of what happened. The Ceo of go auto posted saying they did work and were contracted by go auto.

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    • Wayne Bacon
      July 22, 2016 at 2:01 PM
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      Sure they can be in any neighborhood they like, but they can’t perpetrate fraud. Nobody is, “just doing their job” when they’re trying to take advantage of people.

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    • Khalid Rafik Berjak
      July 22, 2016 at 2:40 PM
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      Wayne Bacon read what the CEO of go auto posted buddy. Your out of the loop here they were go auto employees doing there job until that man attacked them and cropped the video at the end and took advantage of them.

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    • Vern Carriere
      July 23, 2016 at 11:36 AM
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      Khalid Rafik Berjak I think your English is off there bud. The CEOs of go auto posted that your clown ass friend was NOT authorized to do this.

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    • Vern Carriere
      July 23, 2016 at 11:41 AM
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      Also if you CANT read that post it states there were TWO employees who got fired, the rest were contracted into to doing so BY those 2 employees, which does not make them themselves go auto employees, it makes them contractors who should be paid by the 2 employees not go auto.

      GOAUTO had nothing to do with it!!

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    • Vern Carriere
      July 23, 2016 at 11:42 AM
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      So ya if say your scamming buddy got what’s coming to him and deserved more, get INTO the loop before telling others they aren’t in it.

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    • Khalid Rafik Berjak
      July 23, 2016 at 1:38 PM
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      Vern Carriere how ironic how the EPS made go auto and mckay Delete that video and are both under investigation for slander false depiction battery and assault. Haha I’ll keep you herd following retards updated lol.

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    • Ahmad Berjak
      July 23, 2016 at 1:42 PM
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      Lol go Auto employees = representatives of go Auto. Whether they later hired contractors or not Vern Carriere

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    • Ahmad Berjak
      July 21, 2016 at 3:17 PM
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      You shouldn’t have been so hostile to the men simply doing their job. Why wasn’t it recorded where McKay swung at the young man? He only started recording once the man was obviously fearful and agitated upon being attacked.

      Obviously Go Auto is going to deny it after the skewed video you guys posted . Whether he turns his boss in or not he was simply doing his job.

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    • Ahmad Berjak
      July 21, 2016 at 3:18 PM
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      The men were clearly trying to leave but your husband, I’m assuming went after them. You wanted them off your property right? They were off. Why go after them to provoke? Obviously for attention because you knew where it could lead.

      Also, they can be in any neighborhood they want to. There is no law keeping people from specific neighborhoods. Pretty sad.

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      • July 21, 2016 at 8:36 PM
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        Would have made for a boring video if your boy had just got in the car and left. I could imagine how abusive his behavior was before Jeremy started filming and he knew that he was being recorded.

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    • Khalid Rafik Berjak
      July 21, 2016 at 3:39 PM
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      Crystal Jordan-Glister go Auto does not prohibit doing that. They just have not done it yet it was a trial and was granted permission from the Go auto Vp

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    • Khalid Rafik Berjak
      July 21, 2016 at 5:58 PM
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      Brian LaBelle lol how did the man attempt to commit a crime? What fraud? Which ass are you pulling this out of? The CEO of Go auto just wrote a status go ahead and check it out the links in the comments above stating they were employees of go auto you dumb fuck lol.

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  • July 21, 2016 at 4:26 PM
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    Shut the fuck up Ahmad and Khalid, stop sticking up your friends. AS GO AUTO HAS STATED – They do no solicit door to door, this was not a pilot program and they have no ties to Go Auto in anyway shape or form. These people are going door to door in an attempt to get credit information so they may proceed to then steal that persons identity and credit information. So shut the fuck up and get a real job.

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  • July 25, 2016 at 3:43 PM
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    It’s sad that two good guys one with three young kids lost his job because of a attention seeking asshole, there’s many witnesses saying the homeowner ran down the street to provoke this whole thing it’s just to bad go auto didn’t investigate further before acting on the first thing they saw

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  • Leon Woo
    July 21, 2016 at 5:50 PM
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    I believe Go auto did have a service for driving a vehicle or 2 different car models to my home and let me test drive and compare. If those 2 person with their uniform were actual go auto employee, then I believe the guy who shot this video did something so bad and made the employee mad… something we only see by his one side of story.

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  • Mark Belcourt
    July 21, 2016 at 6:09 PM
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    I would never want any kind of sales attempts to come to my door even when they call me asking if I want to upgrade my car I say no and no longer want to be called. If I want to buy a car I will go initiate a dialog with sales staff at go auto or whichever place I’m going.

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  • July 22, 2016 at 7:02 AM
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    News Flash!! Both Khalid & Ahmad work at Go Auto. They weren’t impersonating employees, they ARE employees!!

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    • July 22, 2016 at 7:03 AM
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      That is Ahmad in the video!!

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    • September 15, 2016 at 6:59 PM
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      I do believe this. Go auto is shady and lacks business ethics

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  • September 15, 2016 at 6:57 PM
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    I turned into a parking lot the other day looking for an address to pick my friend up I pulled into a stall to check my text message on my phone for the unit number then pulled out after realizing I needed to be on the opposite side of the street and this woman came out with her phone and was taking my picture and recording my license plate then I asked her what the hell she was doing and she started screaming at me that I was on private property and I should have received a memo about not picking my child up from school in their parking lot and said she was calling by law and reporting me then stood in front of my car so I could not exit the lot, which I already was having issues getting out of because there were 2 elementary schools that just got out and a lot of pedestrians and vehicles and she would not move so I got angry and she started video recording me telling her to get the f_ck out of the way and she started saying I was threatening her and I lost it and pushed her phone out of her hand because she had it at that point right on me and I couldn’t get out because of all the pedestrians etc so her video would have shown the same sort of anger and °abuse° as this one. So don’t be so quick to assume these guys are in the wrong. Go auto is malicious with their sales tactics. I’ve dealt with them and have business relationships with many of their former sales associates and even the general sales manager whom all left for bad and improper business ethics and scams. I believe these guys were employed by go auto and they denied it to save their own asses.

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  • Jason Mitchell
    July 21, 2016 at 2:56 PM
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    The man was doing his job lol go auto themselves have stated these guys are bogus they are cunts

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  • Jordan Olstead
    July 21, 2016 at 7:06 PM
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    Regardless of who’s in the right or not. If you’re “at work” you never get into someone’s face and say “what you going to do?” And then slap their phone away…I mean unless you’re just an asshole wannabe gangster

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    • September 15, 2016 at 7:02 PM
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      Read my post and you might see things in a different light. I am not a violent or rude person ever. I was raised a moral Christian but sometimes people go too far and only show one side of an argument that instigated with the one filming it. It’s also easy to cut things out in a video editor

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    • Ahmad Berjak
      July 21, 2016 at 9:38 PM
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      Unless the guy swings at you first then maybe you might be a bit more inclined to say “what you going to do?”

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    • Ahmad Berjak
      July 21, 2016 at 9:52 PM
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      Definitely could’ve except when you’re trying to get into your vehicle and the guy continues coming after you.

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  • July 22, 2016 at 5:56 PM
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    The video is “unavailable” now. What happened? Is it on YouTube or anywhere else? Someone got a link?

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    • July 22, 2016 at 10:56 PM
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      Bullocks. I knew I should have saved the video and re-uploaded it to our Edmonton Talks News YouTube account… From this point on, I’ll definitely be saving and re-uploading all videos, in case of things like this, where the original uploader decides to delete the video that basically makes the entire story.

      Sorry, Johnny, looks like we’re out of luck this time. :/

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  • Edmonton Talks News
    July 24, 2016 at 10:47 PM
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    Just a heads up to those that may have not seen the video: The video is now back up, this time uploaded to the Edmonton Talks News YouTube account.

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