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Shady Reshipping Centers Exposed 143

Dynamoo writes "Ever wondered how criminals can spirit away the products they buy with stolen credit cards? The answer is that they use surprisingly sophisticated but very shady reshipping centers to launder the goods on their way to Eastern Europe. The bad guys make the money, but it's the mules doing the reshipping who will eventually get caught."
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Shady Reshipping Centers Exposed

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  • by elrous0 ( 869638 ) * on Thursday October 13, 2011 @09:16AM (#37700654)

    It's always the prostitute, the low-level drug dealer, the addict drug runner, etc. who end up in jail. The pimps and high-level drug dealers always walk away clean. Cops have learned that it's a lot easier to go after the low-level easy target than to do the *real* work of busting the scum at the top. That's not to excuse what the low-level scum does, but still, if the cops REALLY wanted to make a dent in this crap (and not just get some press *looking* like they're doing something), they would be taking on the guys who this stuff was shipped *too*. Don't tell me the U.S. couldn't put pressure on Russia and other eastern European counties to deal with this stuff if they really wanted to.

  • Hmm... (Score:5, Interesting)

    by wren337 ( 182018 ) on Thursday October 13, 2011 @09:20AM (#37700694) Homepage

    1) Set up in a foreclosed house somewhere
    2) Answer ad on Craigslist for reshipping job
    3) Keep merchandise, send out packages weighted with bricks
    4) Disappear before 1st package arrives in Russia
    5) Profit???

  • Re:Hmm... (Score:4, Interesting)

    by BigSes ( 1623417 ) on Thursday October 13, 2011 @11:17AM (#37702030)
    This works better than you think, or worked I should say. A friend of mine did it for a year or two with an empty house across the street from his (this is back in the AOL days), he eventually got caught by one person and was forced to pay them back $250 that he charged on their stolen card number. That doesnt make up for the $1000s he got prior to getting caught. He actually bought a CRATE of Sega Saturns when they were first released. He would order stuff on a stolen card number and just watch the porch for delivery, then go and get the packages. I dont know what he did with most of the stuff he ordered, because this was before eBay or Craigslist as well.

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