For some of my template solutions I use automated ordering and paying, linked to Stripe.
I’ve seen the following problem before but never someone with such determination!
They are trying to order a template site costing €300 and with a card, but Stripe is rejecting the payment. So far they’ve tried about 20 different cards, with results coming back from the issuing bank as stolen card, fake card, fraud, etc.
Being that the scammer is ordering a website, not something that can be sold on for a profit, my question is… Why?
Coming from an online retail background, I’m pretty well versed as to what the scammers do and why they do it. I learnt the hard way as I once got scammed for £8k worth of bikes. In that circumstance the aim was pretty obvious: Get some high value items that can be sold on (I found the bikes on Ebay in the end and narrowed it down to an address, so Billy Big Balls me rocks up to the address with a few big “mates” to recover my bikes, and proceeded to get the shit kicked out of us by someone elses even bigger mates who clearly were used to this happening! Big lesson learnt that day!)
So scammers scamming online payments for goods I’m used to, but why a website?
I do know that it’s pretty common for a scammer with some faked or stolen cards to first test them before going on a spending spree, but they would usually go for very low-value items (sim cards a favourite), they never go for high-value stuff as they know it’s more likely to have online security in place.
Anyone any ideas?
Should say this isn’t the first to time. Had a payment go thru the other month that even Stripe didn’t flag up, so this isn’t a one-off situation.