In this day and age, it’s fairly easy for scammers to try and pull fast one to get goods for free. There’s card readers, key tracers, hacking, all sorts of stuff.
There’s even cards with a different card’s information. Those cards may not always swipe, and several stores have policies stating that if a card doesn’t swipe it will not be accepted as payment.
But what if the scammer is placing the order online?
A red flag to always watch out for, is the billing and shipping address being completely different. If you notice that is the case, give the paying customer a call and make sure it truly was them that placed the order.
Another fairly common way scammers try to get free goods is by emailing you and saying they would like to purchase a large order to be shipped overseas. In cases like this, Google can be your best friend.
If a scammer is trying to get you, they’ve probably tried to do so before. A recent Google search found this blog on Glassmagazine.com where lots of people have reported the same scam.
Be sure to be on the lookout so as not to fall victim to any scammers, there will always be some out there. Be sure to check us out at PoguePoolSpa.com!