Can a company just change their EIN and not pay past debt while they are still operating as the same company?

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Can a company just change their EIN and not pay past debt while they are still operating as the same company?

I bought a set of wheels last year. I bought them as a core exchange, meaning I paid $1000 for the wheels and paid an additional $1500 so they could send me their wheels first. As soon as I received them I would send them my originals back, then they would release my $1500 core payment and only charge me the $1000 that the wheels cost. The company had some “financial issues” and didn’t pay. Now, supposedly, they are a different company, with a new owner, and a new tax EIN. However, they still answer the same phone number that I called a year ago. Is that even legal? Can I sue to get my money back?

Asked on February 29, 2012 under Bankruptcy Law, New York

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