rogerd - 8:16 pm on Oct 2, 2003 (gmt 0) Most commonly, of course, it's the merchant that loses out. :(
Tonearm, shippers don't like fraud because sometimes they end up eating some costs. If they deliver and fail to get a signature (if required), collect a COD payment in the wrong form, etc., they may face an insurance claim. Some drivers will cut a corner here and there to keep productivity high - skipping a signature, for example - and this may open the door for a claim. If you have an order that you intend to ship but that you think might be dicey, it's a good idea to require a signature. Many scams rely on packages being left on the porch of an unoccupied residence or in a common area of an apartment building.
Most commonly, of course, it's the merchant that loses out. :(