Police investigating suspicious deliveries of cell phones.

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  1. HRP

    HRP New Member

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    [h=1]Quincy Police Warn of Mysterious Packages Delivered to Homes[/h]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-englan...us-Packages-Delivered-to-Homes-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/qui...uspicious-deliveries-of-cell-phones/534077346

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  3. JanetElaine

    JanetElaine Well-Known Member

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    That is certainly bizarre.
     
  4. DRT

    DRT Well-Known Member

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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.
     
  5. Hazelnutty

    Hazelnutty Innocent Bystander

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    Scary stuff!

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  6. msphilosopher

    msphilosopher Well-Known Member

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    what the ???
     
  7. LadyL

    LadyL Well-Known Member

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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?!
     
  8. bluesneakers

    bluesneakers Not today, Satan, not today.

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    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.
     
  9. DRT

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    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/qui...spicious-deliveries-of-cell-phones/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/...0/Mobile-phone-delivery-scam-on-the-rise.html

    Another one, similar to the current one.
    http://www.kentlive.news/warning-mobile-phone-scam-west-kent/story-29386244-detail/story.html
     
  10. bluesneakers

    bluesneakers Not today, Satan, not today.

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    I think it's a scam and it's all about the money. They get the phones for free and then sell them.

    Got yourself a free mobile phone delivered? Watch out


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  11. Ellmau

    Ellmau Well-Known Member

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  12. bluesneakers

    bluesneakers Not today, Satan, not today.

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  13. Ellmau

    Ellmau Well-Known Member

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    I don't think so.
     
  14. MelmothTheLost

    MelmothTheLost Well-Known Member

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    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.
     

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