Net Shopping Scam
from the stealing-merchandise-accidentally dept
For all those people who are scared of buying online (mentioned a few articles ago), here’s a story you probably should not read. MSNBC is describing in detail a scam that will have you fraudulently buy merchandise. Basically, you agree to buy a product at a price well below market prices. The scammer then uses your name and shipping address and a stolen credit card to buy the product for you. You wire money to an offshore bank account, and when the authorities come looking for someone to blame, they’re going to find you.