It seems someone has been buying a lot of stuff from my store with a stolen credit card. Almost all of my customers are my forum members so I trust them. I can't however figure out who this customer is. Quite often I have customers that order something for another member, this happens all the time so I don't think much about it when someone orders an item from one billing address to have shipped to another address. I finally got burned.
Two packages with very large orders went to an address in Texas but the card holder is in Wisconsin. Fraudulent transactions. The phone number on the orders was the admissions office of a college and they didn't know the person.
I finally by spending a lot of time on Google found out how to contact the person getting the shipments. He told me he has been getting packages for someone in Russia and forwards them to him for a fee of $30.00 per package. The person from Russia has been sending him shipping labels. He says he sends out dozens of packages a day for this guy to various locations in Russia.
I got curious about another order, I don't know if I am going to get burned on this one yet. This package went to California, the billing address is in Michigan, I try and call the phone number and it goes to an old style modem singing to me. When I google the persons name there is only one match in the country and it is in Minnesota. I am pretty sure I will learn if I got scammed again soon.
My house also got robbed, I was involved in a shooting about 10 years ago, four guys went to prison and I was a witness for the prosecution to send the guys I was in a shootout with to prison. Well the gun I used was stolen. My closest neighbor had their safe stolen.
My losses this month where greater than my earning last month. Life is not fun.