[thelist] what kind of fraud is this?

Maximillian Schwanekamp lists at neptunewebworks.com
Wed Mar 9 11:46:39 CST 2005

Erik Heerlein wrote:
>>> Also, is there anybody else I should report this to?
>> Contact your Authorize.Net reseller asap. Also contact Authorize.Net 
>> support.
> Should I bother trying to contact a law enforcement agency of some kind? 
> I know I can block the ISP but is there merit in trying to work with 
> some agency to find and prosecute this guy? Or is that just a waste of 
> time and paperwork which probably won't do any good.

You already reported it to the ISP, etc, so that's good.  Unless he's 
using a new card number each time, it's not worth going beyond that. 
Just make sure your reseller and Authorize.Net have it on record that 
you reported this activity to them, and that you have taken steps to 
counteract it, lest you be held in some degree responsible.  That is 
especially true for e-commerce merchants, who are generally considered 
guilty until proven innocent by the merchant account underwriting

In your shoes, I would also send a message to the fraudster to cease and 
desist, that you have reported him, and that he will face charges if he 
does not stop.  Of course this depends on his having entered an 
authentic email address...  <shrug>

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Maximillian Von Schwanekamp

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