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Credit Card And Shipping Fraud

Credit Card And Shipping Fraud - The Beacon

08-2014

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By: Tom

Credit Card And Shipping Fraud

From time to time, your Tri-State BBB hears from various law enforcement agencies regarding fraudulent activity. We have learned of a scheme that is currently being worked regarding credit card and shipping fraud.

This is how it works. A job seeker posts their resume on a job matching site, and then is contacted by a company looking to have the applicant handling a third-party transfer. The applicant completes forms which assists them to believe that the job opportunity is a sincere offer of employment. Documents may include a contract for employment.

In a current case, credit card information was obtained through a security breach, packages were shipped to the unsuspecting re-shipper, who was then instructed to remove the original labels and replace them with other labels for reshipping. All personal information from the credit cards is correct with the exception of the phone number.

The unsuspecting applicant is victimized just as much as the people who had their credit card information compromised.

If you’ve been contacted by such a reshipping operation, or if you’ve been involved in such an operation, contact your BBB.

For reliable information regarding business and charities and other schemes, visit our web site at www.bbb.org/evansville, where you can Start With Trust ®.

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Tom

Tom is Vice President for the Tri-State Better Business Bureau. In addition to answering the needs of our accredited businesses, Tom can be seen on WEVV providing tips for businesses and consumers. He also works closely with other local media outlets to keep our community informed of marketplace issues affecting our area.