August 02, 2016

Counterfeit Notification for G.M. Systems LLC for “Installation of Fire Protection Systems”

  • Type of Notification: Counterfeiting
  • FM Approval Status: Not FM Approved

FM Approvals has been made aware of a falsified FM Approvals Certificate of Compliance (CoC).  The document (attached as Figure 1) is an image of the falsified CoC issued to “G.M. Systems LLC” as FM Approved for the “Installation of Fire Protection Services”.  Approval Class 1610 is for Ductile Iron Pipe and Fittings, Flexible Fittings and Couplings and not for Installation of Fire Protection Systems. 


Company Identity: G.M. Systems LLC

Address: 9/1 Armyanski per., 101000, Russia


Product Identity: Installation of Fire Protection Systems


FM Approval Status:  Not FM Approved.


Hazard Involved:  “Installation of Fire Protection Systems” referenced in the falsified Certificate of Compliance in Figure 1 below has never been available as FM Approved.  Use of service that falsely claims FM Approval may present a property risk for the user.

Using This Product?

If you have any information relative to the falsified Certificate of Compliance, please bring that to the attention of:

Antonio Pires

Norwood, MA, United States

+1 (1) 781-255-4825


Counterfeit Certificate of Compliance

  • Counterfeit Certificate of Compliance

    Figure 1 – Counterfeit Certificate of Compliance

This figure is a falsification of an FM Approvals Certficate of Compliance. The origin of the document is not identifiable, however there is clear evidence of alteration.