TELECOM Digest OnLine - Sorted: Fraud Work at Home Offers From Nigeria

Fraud Work at Home Offers From Nigeria

9 Apr 2005 15:20:10 -0700

"Many American retailers don't ship online products overseas because
of fraud. So organized crime groups overseas came up with a clever
ruse. They order online goods using stolen or fake credit
cards. Then, they have the packages sent to unwitting citizens in this
country, who then rewrap and reship the items overseas."


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[TELECOM Digest Editor's Note: We talked about this the other day
with the 'employment opportunity' I presented here which came to
us from St. Petersburg, Russian Federation. Maybe it was a legitimate
offer, or maybe not.

I can't help but wonder though, what if the Russian crooks happened to
unwittingly wind up doing business with some American crooks? The
Russian (or Nigerian) crooks 'lured someone in' on their scheme to
use fraud credit cards to drop ship to them via your 'company'. But
the only thing is, the Americans don't actually do the drop shipping
expected. The Russians/Nigerians do 'all the work' of stealing/abusing
a credit card, talk to you to get the merchandise shipped to them, but
then you don't actually ship. You abscond with the merchandise
yourself, leaving the Russians/Nigerians holding an even bigger bag
than before. Oooh, I bet that would really tick them off! I mean, what
are _they_ going to do, call the FBI? You might call this routine
'when one con artist does business with another con artist by accident'.

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