(credit Card Scams):
Individuals or companies with the intent to defraud
businesses pay for the orders using fraudulent credit card
numbers; sometimes requesting that the order be equally
divided and billed to several credit cards in order to
escape minimum card verification requirements. The con
artists then cancel the orders, but by that time, the
merchandise has been shipped and lost, and the business is
left with a loss.
Protect your business:
all billing information such as address and phone number.
Look for different “bill to” and “Ship to”
addresses. Scrutinize them carefully.
accept orders coming from free email services. Someone can
open an email account anonymously in someone else’s name and
place an order that person’s credit card information. You
can check the email account by going to this site:
http://www.antifraud.com/redflag.htm. You can verify
the email address by going to the domain of the email
address. For example, if you receive an email from
robet.Williams@holiday.com then you go to
accept orders from overseas that bills and ship to a
unusually large orders.
rush orders or large quantities. Avoid pressure to process
payment right away.
Paying for Non-Existent Orders:
Someone posing as a deliveryman approaches the clerk in a
convenience store and claims that the owner of the business
has placed an order, and the clerk needs to pay for it from
the cash register. To make it look convincing, he presents
the clerk with an invoice and a key he claims to be from the
warehouse where he stored the items. He receives the payment
and takes off without actually delivering any goods.
Protect Your Business:
Inform your employees on the proper procedures
for ordering and delivering supplies. Notify
them of the proper payment method. Do not all
your employees to make payment of anykind from
the cash register.