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    Police investigating suspicious deliveries of cell phones.

    Quincy Police Warn of Mysterious Packages Delivered to Homes

    Suspicious packages that contain the same kind of item have been delivered to homes in Quincy, Massachusetts this month.


    The address on the package is valid, but the name on the package belongs to an unknown resident. A person will then arrive at the resident to pick up the package. In all three cases, the original recipients of the package were home to accept it, which thwarted attempts to take them, according to police.


    All of the packages contained a cell phone.

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    If you have any information that may assist in this investigation, please contact our Detective Bureau at 617.745.5764.


    http://www.necn.com/news/new-england...428595743.html

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    “A package delivered by FedEx, wasn’t my name but the correct address. Within four minutes a fellow showed up at the door looking for the package,” he said.

    Jaehnig said he knew something was fishy and told the man he couldn’t have it then called police.
    “He was uneasy, definitely uneasy and on edge,” Jaehnig said.

    http://www.fox25boston.com/news/quin...ones/534077346

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    That is certainly bizarre.

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    You would do this if you wanted a phone delivered either paid for with a stolen credit card online. This would make the phone assumingly to be used in a crime untraceable. No security footage of you buying a phone is a shop.

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    Scary stuff!

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    what the ???
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    imagine being investigated for a crime that involved a cell phone you accepted and trying to tell the police someone came by within four minutes and claimed the package
    would the police or a jury believe you?!

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    Quote Originally Posted by DRT View Post
    You would do this if you wanted a phone delivered either paid for with a stolen credit card online. This would make the phone assumingly to be used in a crime untraceable. No security footage of you buying a phone is a shop.
    I wonder where the packages were from. My first thought is someone is buying them cheap (either with a stolen credit card, or maybe getting them from someone who stole them) and selling them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bluesneakers View Post
    I wonder where the packages were from. My first thought is someone is buying them cheap (either with a stolen credit card, or maybe getting them from someone who stole them) and selling them.
    IMO if you are trying to avoid detection by delivering to someone else's address there is something more sinister than reselling them. Maybe I have been looking at this site too long. The phones were estimated to be about $700 to $800. I would be curious to know if they were paid for or under plan. If they were paid for, then the motive is probably more sinister. FedEx would have a record of who paid for the transaction. I doubt if someone is going to the trouble of delivering to a random address they are going to use their own credit card or leave any evidence who the sender is. All were at a close location to each other and delivered within a timeframe of 12 to 2pm. I am guessing there would be some phones might have reached the fraudster/s.

    http://www.fox25boston.com/news/quin...nes/534077346T

    There were scams in the UK where the mobile phone was in the name of a dead person or someone at the house.
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/p...-the-rise.html

    Another one, similar to the current one.
    http://www.kentlive.news/warning-mob...ail/story.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by DRT View Post
    IMO if you are trying to avoid detection by delivering to someone else's address there is something more sinister than reselling them. Maybe I have been looking at this site too long. The phones were estimated to be about $700 to $800. I would be curious to know if they were paid for or under plan. If they were paid for, then the motive is probably more sinister. FedEx would have a record of who paid for the transaction. I doubt if someone is going to the trouble of delivering to a random address they are going to use their own credit card or leave any evidence who the sender is. All were at a close location to each other and delivered within a timeframe of 12 to 2pm. I am guessing there would be some phones might have reached the fraudster/s.

    http://www.fox25boston.com/news/quin...nes/534077346T

    There were scams in the UK where the mobile phone was in the name of a dead person or someone at the house.
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/p...-the-rise.html

    Another one, similar to the current one.
    http://www.kentlive.news/warning-mob...ail/story.html
    I think it's a scam and it's all about the money. They get the phones for free and then sell them.

    The scam works like this. A phone or, increasingly of late, phones, are mysteriously delivered to the victim’s home. They haven’t placed the order and so are not surprised when they receive a call saying there has been a mistake and the goods will be collected at a given time. However, rather than an innocent courier coming for them, it is the fraudster or a sidekick. Meanwhile the bill is in the victim’s name.
    "It is believed those demanding return of the phones have tracked the deliveries in order to try and obtain the phones for free."
    Police agree. They confiscated all three shoe box-size pkgs. Each one contained a cell phone, and reportedly they’re not cheap.
    Got yourself a free mobile phone delivered? Watch out

    Now clearly their personal details, including name, address, phone number and account details had been used fraudulently to purchase these.
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    What’s perhaps more scary about this is the fact that the person or people behind the operation know the home phone number, the credit / debit card details, the home address and more.

    Police: Phone Insurance Scammers Send Packages To Unsuspecting N.J. Residents


    Investigators said he is part of a scheme on the East Coast based in the Dominican Republic, where the alleged offenders are accused of scamming the insurance company by fraudulently claiming stolen or lost cellphones.
    Morrisville Police arrest 2 in ongoing cell-phone scam

    According to Morrisville Police, the scam worked like this:
    After stealing the victim's information, suspects place an order for multiple iPhones and have them shipped to the victim's address, without their knowledge.

    Suspects send someone out to the address to steal the package containing the phones from the victim's front porch soon after delivery.

    Therefore, the victims are unaware of this fraud until they receive a bill in the mail for the phones that they never ordered.

    2 arrested in phone scam, ID theft ring in Fuquay-Varina


    According to police, the pair obtained stolen IDs and placed orders through Sprint for Samsung S8 cell phones, totaling over $46,000
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    There was a scam like this going on in the UK a few years ago - http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/p...-the-rise.html

    A library near where I live got caught by it.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Ellmau View Post
    There was a scam like this going on in the UK a few years ago - http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/p...-the-rise.html

    A library near where I live got caught by it.
    Did they get any video?
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    I don't think so.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HRP View Post
    Quincy Police Warn of Mysterious Packages Delivered to Homes
    This is a well-known scam which has been operating in the UK for a number of years. It has been well-publicised but people still fall for it.
    Last edited by MelmothTheLost; 06-20-2017 at 07:29 AM.



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