Some internet stranger is trying to scam me using a credit card. I’m wondering… Is there anyone to report this to, or do I just hit the delete key?
You may have seen this type of scam. Someone contacts your company and wants to buy a strangely-large quantity of an item, or they want a few high-dollar, yet mis-matched items. At this point you know they have no knowledge of your product. Then they ask if you can accept their credit card and ship internationally. Most often I see Singapore, but the last couple have had a UK ship-to address. I’m not exactly sure how it works, but someone’s up to no good.
One of his correspondences (we’ve had 4) said this:
““So what I want you to do now is that you will assist me to charged an extra $1450,00 from my credit card and the reason why I make the propose to you is that the shipper does not have facility to debit my credit and I suppose to make the payment of the shipment to him myself have confidence in you and I want you to know that you will assist me to charged the said amount of the shipping charges to my credit card and you will assist me to transfer the money to my shipping agent either by bank or transfer or western union money transfer…And I will be compensating you with $200.00 for running around and below is the breakdown of the charges you will make from my credit card.””
Anyone familiar with how this works? What would you do at this point?