It’s been a while since I’ve posted anything here, but I wanted to
alert you’all to a possible small business scam.
Here’s my story:
I have a web site and received an email from my Contact Us page. The
email asked if I made international sales (I’m in the USA). The
person was in Singapore and stated she wanted to use her Visa. We
exchanged a few emails and determined she wanted three pieces of
jewelry retailing for $16,600.00 (US Dollars). She was also adamant
that I ship via USPS Air (no FedEx or other carrier).
I am, generally, a cautious person so I contacted my credit card
processor to determine my liabilities in an international sale of
this size; as well as to determine whether or not this may be a
scam. The processor requested the credit card prior to
actually making any charges. The was provided and the
The results were: the purchaser name and address was Singapore; the
credit card issuer was from the US; the name and address did NOT
match the issuer’s The issuing credit card company
stated any sale to that name and address on that card would be
I email’d the purchaser with this response and terminated the sale.
My reason for posting is that there may be people targeting small
businesses in the hopes that we will be anxious for a large sale and
not be diligent enough to check things out ahead of time.
Please be careful and if something seems too good to be true, check
it out first.
Good luck to all.
DKS Designs, Inc.