|Forum topic by mmh||posted 12-10-2009 12:58 AM||2583 views||0 times favorited||10 replies|
12-10-2009 12:58 AM
This is for all of you who sell your work and may have a website. I previously posted a similar warning http://lumberjocks.com/topics/9795 when I received a large order via e-mail for one of my canes. I thought it odd since I do custom, one-of-a-kind work to have someone request a large order of one style.
The short of this story is that the inquirer will make a quick inquiry (usually full of bad punctuation and spelling) and request if a credit card can be used for payment. They will insist that this is the method they can pay or will cancel the order. If you do accept the transaction and use the CC (legitimacy unknown), then they receive the goods and dispute the order. You have sent the merchandise and the CC company takes back the money. A no win situation for you, the vendor.
I was informed by a lumber company that they ocassionally get these inquiries and when they demand payment via Cashier’s Check, they usually never hear from them again.
I have just received another similar inquiry to this one and informed the person that I can only take a Cashier’s Check for a large order. He is insisting that he is on travel and must use his CC or cancel the order. Apparently he is using scare tactics to get me to play this game.
I have requested his company name and Federal Tax ID # which he has yet to disclose. He sent me a phone number but it is unlisted.
I will keep you updated.
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