out of curiosity, how does this scam work?
Speaking of scams, I have a question for the elders here..
I was speaking with one of the wholesalers, and they said that 'before we start talking about prices, here are 2 forms to fill out.'
One form requests for the complete credit card information, including the 3 digit CVV2 code on the back of the card. The other is a licensing agreement which asks for your basic personal info. such as name, acct. number, etc.
Is that normal?
One form requests for the complete credit card information, including the 3 digit CVV2 code on the back of the card.
This right here is a very good chance of getting scammed. All this personal information is ripe for identity theft. Why would a wholesaler ask you to fill out a form with that much detail?.
I can get this info on a online form. My merchant account will get this info when you checkout and it does it online. And I never see your CW2 code. I would only ask this info if we were doing the transaction manually over the phone because you could not complete it online.
So I would only give the cwd code if it is a secure online form. Any normal website form I would never release that info.
I also would never accept payment over $1,000 by credit card as well. If the transaction was high I would invoice the buyer with My bank info and they could transfer payment by bank transfer.
My merchant account will not store credit card info. I cant even veiw numbers on credit card or the 3 digit codes on the back. I dont know why anyone would ask for this info. If you had already made an order and was doing the payment by phone I would understand but for a company to ask for this info prior to a sale is very suspicious to me.
It's probably 99.99% guaranteed this is a black person from somewhere in Africa, most likely Nigeria.
Someone always has to bring race into it.
Lol it probably wasn't necessary to say 'some black person from Nigeria' you could have said people from Nigeria and other African countries.
On the other hand, hundreds of millions of dollars of fraud are done per year by people in Nigeria and other African countries, which are almost completely black besides some areas of South Africa...so technically his statement is correct.
This is a SCAM! Don't fall for this crap. I posted some high ticketed value on craigslist and one guy emailed me saying he is interested in buying the item. So I said, Ok you can pick it up tomorrow around 1-4 pm. He emailed me the next day that he wants to offer me $1500 but here's the catch. Why would anyone willing to spend $100 more on my asking price of $1400? Next he said, I will pay with money order, western union or paypal and I will let my carrier pick the merchandise at your location but I require your name, address and phone number.
Once I read that email, I just said if you want to use your own carrier to pick up the merchandise, then have the cash ready on pickup =)
Then I said, I will report you to authority for scamming! After that email, he never emailed me back LOL!
Never fall for this SCAM!