Senior Member from DE
joined:May 8, 2003
We have our regular fraud attempts, there was one case of DDOS blackmail, there was a fraudster trying to transfer money from our bank account with a fake money order and when you think you have seen everything something new comes up.
The parcel service arrives, hands over a parcel that could not be delivered because of incomplete address information. There is our address as sender address on the parcel - thats why it is returned to us. However the address is misspelled and the parcel does not look like any of ours.
I open the parcel - employees are already joking maybe it's a mail bomb. But no - it contains Anabolic steroids and other drugs which normally may not be legally sold. A quick check on the internet shows, the goods are worth several hundred. So I take the box, drive to the nearest police station and get rid of it there.
What worries me though:
I can't think of a reason why anybody would use our address as sender address. Why not simple use a completly fake address or none at all?
Anybody had a similar experience?
I am a little worried about my reputation I don't want my business name all over the internet in connection with illegal drug sales. And even worse - with sales not delivered correctly.
And actually now I am wondering - what if it had been a mail bomb or a package full of cocaine? Do you have a policy about opening parcels?