If you're selling items online, beware of people looking to rip you off.
Millie Muentes, a stay at home mom and independent sales person with a beauty company is telling her story after a potential customer tried to scam her out of hundreds of dollars.
"The person said they worked for a large company and that they were planning a wedding," said Muentes. "They were interested in buying a large amount of products as souvenirs for their guests at this wedding."
The client emailed Millie credit card information with a name and billing address. But Millie was suspicious, so she contacted postal inspectors who checked out the address.
"It was a freight warehouse, and that freight warehouse had a foreign address where these items were going to be mailed to," said Blanca Alvarez, U.S. Postal Inspector.
The credit card had been stolen. It was a scam.
If Millie had fallen for this, she could have lost hundreds of dollars.
It's a reminder that it's always good to do research before you do business with a person or company you've never met before.
Whether you're a buyer or seller, officials say be especially cautious when dealing with companies or individuals from out of the country.
Get a physical address, rather than PO box and phone number.
Call the seller to see if that phone number is correct and working.
Monday, September 1 2014 9:11 AM EDT2014-09-01 13:11:08 GMT
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