Can anyone recommend a place/person to get kosher tefillin? I heard about the fraud with scrolls.
There is no sofer or judaica store near me.
Please include information about why you recommend the source that you do.
I have friends that have used http://www.hasofer.com/ satisfactorily.
I use Oraita (http://www.mysofer.com) for all of my tefillin/mezuzos needs. They don't list tefillin scrolls on their website (just complete tefillin), but they probably would sell them separately if asked.
I researched this for quite a while as I needed three pairs of tfilin (for different people, at different times). I ended up buying from
HaSofer in their Jerusalem store, R Flumenbaum is a wonderful person, has a strong reputation and has significant inventory on hand. I asked a few questions and he had answers on the tip of his tongue. Best if you need tfilin quickly
stam.net, after reading R Askotzky's book. He is able to customize batim and klafim to your exact requirements - I went to see him at his home/workshop and he was highly helpful. I waited 3 months for the sofer to write the parshiot
Tefillin Beth El, with my son before his bar mitsva as they offer educational tours of their factory which demystified tfilin and made the whole experience very pedagogic. I was able to choose the parshiot from a few they had in stock but had to wait a few week for final assembly
Two more resources to mention for those interested in tfilin
How about stam.net? My understanding is that R' Askotzky is a highly respected sofer.
I believe everything at http://www.tefillin.biz/ is certified mishmert stam. it's an israeli company.
R' Melech Michaels (mezuzadepot.com) is a close talmid of R' Avram Tzvi HaLevi Wosner, who is the leading authority for the Vaad Mishmereth Stam in the US. I purchased new parshiot through him over the summer and the k'tav is beautiful. He also spends a fair amount of time talking things over with you, so that is also a great benefit.