Monday, March 29, 2010

Prison Scammers Asking For Return Reshipments

Scammers in prison with access to full credit card data, including CVV numbers, are placing orders online (including thru Amazon), having them sent to the card holder's address, and then when they are returned, calling the merchant to say they are travelling and requesting the item be resent to an address in Texas.

According to Internet Retailer, "The criminals are placing small orders, mostly $25 or less, to avoid setting off fraud alarms, and they're not ordering any particular product."

"They're preying on the customer service-friendliness of many online retailers who bend over backwards to get customers their packages any way they like."

So if you receive any calls about returned packages asking for a reshipment, beware!

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