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    How does this scam work??...

    So this is like the 3rd time I'm getting this email....obviously not a genuine enquiry cos it's not to my business email but whats the scam here??.....chargeback later or worse??..

    Hello,

    Warm Greetings from Fiji Islands My name is JOHN EDWRAD. I am willing to make some purchase of some items with your company, Before we proceed can you please answer the question below.

    1. Do you have POS machine to charge credit card

    2. Do you accept master and visa credit card payment

    3. Do you accept private pick up by our forwarder

    4. Can you send me your price sheet / website or catalog

    Kindly email me if this is possible to ship to Cook Islands.

    Regards ,

    JOHN EDWARD CEO
    TRIPLLE STAR STORE INC
    29 Ackland Street
    Viria East Industrial Subdivision
    Vatuwaqa
    Suva
    FIJI ISLANDS
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    Re: How does this scam work??...

    Possible purchases with stolen cc numbers.
    It seems like in this "industry" common sense is not all that common!

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    Re: How does this scam work??...

    Warm Greetings from Fiji Islands My name is JOHN EDWRAD
    JOHN EDWARD CEO
    TRIPLLE STAR STORE INC
    It's known as a "card not present" scam.

    * The purchaser uses stolen / forged credit card details to pay for the articles, then organizes for a third party to pick up the goods within a short time, before the card owner is aware his / her card has been compromised, eliminating the possibility of the delivery address being used to track the purchaser

    The purchaser has probably purchased the CC details from one of the squillions of (mainly Eastern European) hacker sites offering stolen credit card details, including CVV numbers which can be easily found with a simple Google search.

    I spoke to a victim of a CNP fraud recently who was stung for AUD$2300

    The victim was totally unaware her card had been used.

    The issuing bank actually discovered the fraud when it froze her account after it had identified the money had been used by someone in the USA to pay the webhosting costs for a HYIP ponzi scheme.
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    Re: How does this scam work??...

    Thanks LRM...
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    Re: How does this scam work??...

    See what I mean about how easy it is:



    Most of the credit card information is gained by criminals hacking into the databases of non secure sites, skimming the info they need and offering it online as you can see above.
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    The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing

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    Re: How does this scam work??...

    The "mule" was something I ran into every now and again during this foray. Sweetheart Scammer or did this really hot person pick me above all others?
    The "forwarder" was probably some dupe that thinks he is dating a porn star picking up diamonds in Nigeria.



    "Money mules can consciously choose to act as intermediaries as a way to earn money easily, but money mules are often unaware of the fact that they are teaming up with a fraudster."
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    "It's virtually impossible to violate rules ... but it's impossible for a violation to go undetected, certainly not for a considerable period of time." Bernie Madoff
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    Re: How does this scam work??...

    So 24 million Aussies got scammed a total of $521million in one year....That's $22 per person including kids....SMFH...
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