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CC Scammer Accidentally Sent an Order to My House


By mcluvin

54 days ago



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    #1 54 days ago

    My CC# was used a couple of weeks ago for fraudulent purchases. The perp accidentally sent an order to my home address with their full name. Unfortunately, not a BM66 It's concert tickets. This is a very unique name and I've found a person with this name in the city where the concert took place. Should I do anything? The concert has already happened, so the tickets are worthless.

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    #2 54 days ago
    Quoted from mcluvin:

    Should I do anything?

    I'd make a police report. May catch up with the criminal, to help others.

    LTG : )

    #3 54 days ago
    Quoted from mcluvin:

    My CC# was used a couple of weeks ago for fraudulent purchases. The perp accidentally sent an order to my home address with their full name. Unfortunately, not a BM66 It's concert tickets. This is a very unique name and I've found a person with this name in the city where the concert took place. Should I do anything? The concert has already happened, so the tickets are worthless.

    Did they at least go all out and get the front row?

    #4 54 days ago

    I am calling Bullsh** on this one...

    #5 54 days ago

    Yupp, 1st thing you want to do is ask pinside for advise!! LOL

    #6 54 days ago
    Quoted from poppapin:

    Yupp, 1st thing you want to do is ask pinside for advise!! LOL

    Well yeah. A significant percentage of Pinside has been scammed in the last few years. You folks are experts

    #7 54 days ago

    Go find them. That’s a GREAT idea. What could possibly go wrong?

    #8 54 days ago
    Quoted from LTG:

    I'd make a police report. May catch up with the criminal, to help others.
    LTG : )

    Yeah, I’m going to do this. The business they bought the tickets from is based in the same city. I figure that may help.

    #9 54 days ago

    Call the credit card company. If the losses were significant, they may be motivated to pursue.

    #10 54 days ago
    Quoted from elcolonel:

    I am calling Bullsh** on this one...

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    #11 54 days ago

    I’d love to go to the red rocks venue for a show. It looks amazing in the videos I’ve saw.

    #12 54 days ago
    Quoted from Luckydogg420:

    I’d love to go to the red rocks venue for a show. It looks amazing in the videos I’ve saw.

    Red rocks is amazing. So pretty you almost don't want to watch the show!

    #13 54 days ago
    Quoted from Luckydogg420:

    I’d love to go to the red rocks venue for a show. It looks amazing in the videos I’ve saw.

    If you have a time machine, I can hook you up

    #14 54 days ago
    Quoted from mcluvin:

    My CC# was used a couple of weeks ago for fraudulent purchases. The perp accidentally sent an order to my home address with their full name. Unfortunately, not a BM66 It's concert tickets. This is a very unique name and I've found a person with this name in the city where the concert took place. Should I do anything? The concert has already happened, so the tickets are worthless.

    Call the Lamborghini Lawyer or his pet Pinside client for legal advice.

    #15 54 days ago

    I thought a skimmer got me, but not so sure now. Is your home address stored in the CC? I thought it was just name and CC number.

    #16 54 days ago
    Quoted from mcluvin:

    Well yeah. A significant percentage of Pinside has been scammed in the last few years. You folks are experts

    Ooooooooh snap !

    #17 54 days ago

    If this is a real thing, the 1st thing to do is to cancel all your existing credit cards and just get new ones.
    Right after you call the credit card companies and report fraudulent charges that you see to the fraud department.
    Next call to the local police, if you think that person that stole your info is in your area so they can go find the perp.

    #18 54 days ago

    I'm blown away that Allison Wonderland is booked to headline Red Rocks.

    I've seen her a couple of times as an opening act for other bands. She must have gotten popular recently.

    #19 54 days ago
    Quoted from mcluvin:

    Is your home address stored in the CC? I thought it was just name and CC number.

    Credit card number, expiration date, your name, service code (for determining what type of card you have and what it's allowed to be used for, such as ATM only, cash only, goods & services, etc), a few bits of info for formatting, space for a PIN, and a checksum.

    #20 54 days ago
    Quoted from ForceFlow:

    Credit card number, expiration date, your name, service code (for determining what type of card you have and what it's allowed to be used for, such as ATM only, cash only, goods & services, etc), a few bits of info for formatting, space for a PIN, and a checksum.

    Well then it wasn’t a skimmer.

    #21 54 days ago

    My guess is they ordered the tickets from a site that you’ve used before and it automatically defaulted to your address. Is that even possible?

    #22 54 days ago
    Quoted from Luckydogg420:

    My guess is they ordered the tickets from a site that you’ve used before and it automatically defaulted to your address. Is that even possible?

    Within the last couple of months that happened to me with Walmart. I never shop at Walmart, I'll go out of my way to avoid there in store or online, but I had my credit card on their website from the last time they failed me years ago. One night I saw a $450 charge on my credit card from Walmart and obviously knew it wasn't me. I called, disputed the charge and got the card cancelled. I couldn't figure out how someone would have gotten my card recently, so I went back and logged into my Walmart.com account and low and behold I saw the order for a Tablet and I eventually got the e-mails where it was being shipped to my address too. Someone must have hacked my account and just used the cc on file with Walmart.com to buy it off the site. Not sure what they were trying to pull, but it didn't work out for them.

    #23 54 days ago
    Quoted from Luckydogg420:

    My guess is they ordered the tickets from a site that you’ve used before and it automatically defaulted to your address. Is that even possible?

    The charges that went through were from AXS.com and some other site, both of which I'd never used. There was a ticketmaster charge that was held up in pending. I have used ticketmaster, but it was a long time ago. I suspect a salvage yard I purchased a part from the day prior.

    #24 54 days ago
    Quoted from PismoArcade:

    I'm blown away that Allison Wonderland is booked to headline Red Rocks.

    No shit! I'm a bit disappointed the scammer bought Alison Wonderland tickets.

    #25 53 days ago

    Your between a rock and hard place. The police won't do anything, they are understaffed and can't even keep up. Do they even issue citations for fraud like this? I thought it was another agency.

    #26 53 days ago

    I had a scammer use my credit card to purchase Mavericks tickets from themself for $10,000.

    According to my CC company the scam is quite common. They put tickets up for sale on a website that sells 3rd party tickets and then they buy them from themselves with your credit card.

    Maybe sending the tickets to you further distances themself from the scam? They could possibly prove that they sold tickets and mailed them to the buyer. If the site that was used to sell the tickets can’t prove they used a stolen CC, the site may pay the scammer for the sale and eat the loss to the CC company.

    #27 53 days ago
    Quoted from chubtoad13:

    I had a scammer use my credit card to purchase Mavericks tickets from themself for $10,000.
    According to my CC company the scam is quite common. They put tickets up for sale on a website that sells 3rd party tickets and then they buy them from themselves with your credit card.
    Maybe sending the tickets to you further distances themself from the scam? They could possibly prove that they sold tickets and mailed them to the buyer. If the site that was used to sell the tickets can’t prove they used a stolen CC, the site may pay the scammer for the sale and eat the loss to the CC company.

    I kinda wondered about that because they were mailed from the same city. I'd think they'd put my name on the shipping address though if the goal is to make the purchase look legit?

    #28 53 days ago

    That is an interesting word. I'd talk to the postmaster at your local post office. They really take offense to the US Mail being used in crimes.

    LTG : )

    #29 53 days ago

    Here’s an old ticket scam.

    You get a pack of tickets in the mail for your whole family to a Ballgame, or football; something that will take hours. The tickets will come with a nice handwritten note explaining why you got the tickets. Random draw with the city, a past real estate agent that had a sign on the lawn it doesn’t really matter. The plan is to get you out of your house for a couple hours so that they can rob the place blind.

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