Don't Complain To WalMart About The Empty Laptop Box You Bought With Stolen Credit Cards

from the scammer-vs.-scammer dept

Well here’s one for the dumb criminals series. Apparently, some guys with a bunch of forged credit cards and stolen credit card numbers went to Wal-Mart and bought a laptop. Except, somehow someone at Wal-Mart scammed them… and sold them an empty box. The guys got pissed off and went back to Wal-Mart to complain. Not surprisingly, the Wal-Mart employees thought the guys were trying to scam the Wal-Mart — not with the fake credit cards — but with the empty box. So they called the police, and hilarity ensued, as one guy tried to run away and dropped a bunch of the stolen credit cards. But, of course, the real kicker is that the guys weren’t lying. Wal-Mart had accidentally sold them an empty box. Still, it makes you wonder what the hell the guys were thinking when they went back to complain about the empty box that had been sold to them using stolen credit cards.

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ehrichweiss says:

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Bah!! My late uncle had far more nerve than these guys. He used to go to a store like Walmart, pickup a VCR and walk past the checkout lines to the customer service counter. While doing so he would open the box and move everything around a bit then he’d look the customer service rep right in the eyes and tell them that he wanted a refund on it.

He never got caught despite the audacity to do something so bold AND he got the refunds every time.

Spork says:


I for sure don’t want to seem like I am defending Wally World…but it might be possible the crooks grabbed a display model’s box…normally these would be held in the back room, but it’s possible it accidentally got put out on the sales floor by a stocker. If the box was just scanned in the cart, or not thoroughly inspected, I could see this easily slipping past a sales clerk. Conversly though…it is odd Walmart went right to the “we’re being scammed” thought.

Anonymous Coward says:

Re: Just thinking

Eight pounds?!? Dude, what are you smoking? The only laptops that weigh that much are probably the big desktop replacement models. ‘Typical’ laptops (which is just about every one of the 200+ employee laptops in my company) are more in the 5-6 pound range, with ultraportables running around 2-4 and subnotebooks typically right around the 2 pound mark. And of course there are a few monsters that weigh more like 10-12 pounds. Those are practically desktop powerhouses stuffed into a supposed portable case, sort of like a wolf in sheeps’ clothing. Maybe college kiddies are more into the heavy ones or something, I dunno…

Regardless, this definitely one for the Wall of Fail, not just because they were stupid enough to go back with the stolen credit cards, but because they were too stupid to realize that the box was empty based on weight alone, as you said.

Anonymous Coward says:

Don’t people open a box before they leave the store to make sure the item is actually in the box. Especially at Wal-Mart. They will sell you anything. One time I bought a screen tent and brought it home. Well when I opened it, the poles were mising and it smelt like a camp fire, indicating that it had been used already. They did not check the product before putting it back on the shelf.

Howard_NYC says:

if only this had happened five years ago, it could have saved my relationship

my girfriend gave me grief for opening up a stereo system after we went through the purchase, before leaving the store… sure all the pieces were there, but if a cable or mounting bracket or other widget had been missing it would have been necessary to return to the store… and like as not we would ahve had to buy it…

she called me paranoid, I suggested she take care of the installation without me… not the worst moment of our time together and I soon recognized that to be the case…

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