Credit card fraudster with audio knowledge

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rustydoglim

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Credit card fraudster with audio knowledge
« on: 8 Apr 2018, 01:27 pm »
One of our NuPrime dealer was conned by a credit card fraudster who is a lot more skilful than we have seen in the past:
1. The person got a email with the same name as a business owner.
2. Got a mailing address at a residential hotel (service apartment type) next to the business (where credit card billing address is).
3. When the online store security flagged the potential credit card fraud, we contacted the person by email. "She" wrote back saying that she was a long time NuForce customer with Icon amp etc. Now considering upgrading to NuPrime products and bought a DAC-9.  So we believed her.
4. And then she followed up with questions about audio, asking for inter connect cable recommendation.
5. A week later, she bought another item, IDA-16.  Again, saying how great the DAC-9 sounded, so excited that they want to buy the integrated.

And then a few more weeks later we got the credit card charge back. The email was no longer valid.

Just want to share with everyone to be careful. From now onward, unless billing and shipping address match, and there is someone to sign for the item, we are not going to accept the order. 

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Re: Credit card fraudster with audio knowledge
« Reply #1 on: 8 Apr 2018, 02:47 pm »
Post the serial numbers, the locale, etc.  We'll watch CL, eBay and other sites.  Maybe we can buy it with a fake money order...
 :evil:

JerryM

Re: Credit card fraudster with audio knowledge
« Reply #2 on: 8 Apr 2018, 06:25 pm »
Post the serial numbers, the locale, etc.  We'll watch CL, eBay and other sites.  Maybe we can buy it with a fake money order...
 :evil:

I agree - this could be fun.  :icon_twisted:

Phil A

Re: Credit card fraudster with audio knowledge
« Reply #3 on: 8 Apr 2018, 07:08 pm »
Post the serial numbers, the locale, etc.  We'll watch CL, eBay and other sites.  Maybe we can buy it with a fake money order...
 :evil:

Better yet - figure out where the person is via those sites and ask if you can pick them up locally for cash and have law enforcement there.

charmerci

Re: Credit card fraudster with audio knowledge
« Reply #4 on: 8 Apr 2018, 07:33 pm »
Mail fraud is a felony. Have the postmaster track where the parcel(s) were delivered. The police should get involved from there,