New Fraud Alert

There’s a new (to us) version of the Send Money scam floating around. A company with a web commerce site gets a probing email, typically something like “do you ship to Australia”. When someone responds, they then ask for product lists and send a large order. The request comes in the form of a payment that will only work if the company deposits money or sends money or what have you. Of course, anything sent is gone for good, but some people see that big purchase order and lose all common sense. Businesses are usually better off than people at dealing with these, but since a lot of ecommerce is individual, we thought it best to put something out to warn people.


Thanks to 2600 for letting us know about this.