From: Mark Ross (markr13_at_comcast.net)
Date: Mon Nov 15 2004 - 10:26:48 PST
As someone who does this for a living (NuShield), please note that
scamming is very prevalent. The latest ruse to get around the
reluctance of US shippers to go outside the country is to use a
fraudulent CC # that has managed to get past the address checking
system and give a US address of someone the scammer knows won't be home
for a period. An accomplice waits for UPS to arrive on time, signs for
the packages and forwards them to the overseas scammer, taking his cut,
of course. We use profiling techniques to catch these crooks and are
usually successful, as the orders of this type fit a pattern. As I
noted in an earlier post, a crack down by the CC companies after the
WalMart lawsuit has plugged many of the fraudulent CC# loopholes, and
the scams seem to be abating. However, this last scam I mentioned is
particularly prevalent during the Christmas season when everyone is
traveling. We are bracing for this one now.
On Nov 15, 2004, at 1:06 PM, Steele Campbell wrote:
> Now Peter,
> I would agree with what you said, but at the same time I feel that we
> aren't looking at this from every angle.
> Now I do have other work and schooling to attend yet I can go out of
> my way (quite regularly) to go to the Post Office and fill out all the
> forms. It takes no more than a few minutes and I by no means consider
> this an "extra" mile. I am a businessman and therefore I have to be
> willing to please my customers. Over the hundreds of transactions, I
> have NEVER, EVER, NOT EVEN ONCE been scammed. All it takes is common
> sense and some proper communication.
> But at the same time, I can understand why they might apply those
> rules and they have every right, however if you want business --
> consider your customers.
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