Alison Kochell Gemologist alisongemstones.com / Date of posting: May 22, 2022
by Samantha B.G.
Another phony gemologist
Name / Alias: Alison Kochell
Supposed Credentials: Alison Kochell, AGS-ICGA, ASA
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR/CHIEF GEMOLOGIST
Where one can find the facial image?: Home page and About page
Date that website was first registered: 2022-01-03 Website domain registrar: NameCheap
Website hosting provider: Cloudflare
Physical address(es) cited on website: 83rd St, Brooklyn, NY 11209 USA (Yes, it's an incomplete address)
Phone number cited on website: +1(816) 408-4634<
Does area code of phone number correspond to physical address?: No. The physical address is for New York, but the area code of the phone number is for Missouri.
Note: Same address and phone number combination as universalgemsdiamondexperts.com -- another scam site, featuring a different woman whose face is featured under an array of different websites, with each of those sites featuring her under a different name
Email address cited on website: email@example.com
Content served up by Amazon AWS?: Yes
Two other related gemologist / jewelry appraisal sites that appear quite similar in nature, but which feature other individuals, are:
Holly Bradarsh bradarshdesignsgems.com
Tony Kochell kochellgems.com
Though Alison Kochell and Tony Kochell appear to have the same surname, there does not appear to be a supposed claim to these two fictitious identities being related. The physical addresses listed on the respective sites appear in different U.S. states.
related jewelry appraisal websites, featuring a different woman from Alison Kochell, but the same woman as each of the other sites in the grouping, are:
Sandra Hall Gemologist sandrahall.co -- see https://www.watchforscams.com/sandra-hall-gemologist-sandrahallco-date-of-posting-may-19-2022.html
Zaee Harris Gemologist zaeeharris.com -- see https://www.watchforscams.com/zaee-harris-gemologist-zaeeharriscom-date-of-posting-may-19-2022.html
Carola Johnson carolajohnson.co -- see https://www.watchforscams.com/carola-johnson-gemologist-carolajohnsonco-date-of-posting-may-19-2022.html
Carola Kemp carolakempgems.com
Cynthia Lewis, Royal Glamour Gems royalglamourgems.com
Martina Paugh Universal Gems Diamonds Experts universalgemsdiamondexperts.com -- see https://www.watchforscams.com/martina-paugh-projectconsultant-manager-universalgemsdiamondexpertscom-date-of-posting-may-20-2022.html (Alison Gemstones and Universal Gems Diamonds Experts use the same phone number and the same incomplete U.S. physical address.)
Andreea Sasser Gemologist andreeasasser.com
Sandra Smith Gemologist sandrasmithgems.com
Claudia Denise Wallace Gemologist claudiadenisewallace.com
With one or more of the sites involving the same woman, the woman may attempt to reach out to men on dating / social networking sites, under whichever alias.
After having supposedly busted her laptop, she may attempt to get someone to send her a replacement laptop to her, in Turkey, where she claims to be working temporarily.
Given the high number of websites in question, though, it's hard to say how many angles there could be for different targets and how many people may be working behind the websites and their presumably related profiles on various dating / social networking sites.
This may or may not be a tactic that could be deployed with related scam jewelry appraisal sites, such as Alison Gemstones.