DENVER (KDVR) — It’s a double-decker scam.
First, crooks get your credit-card number, then they use your home address to commit theft.
The U.S. Postal Service and private delivery companies are posting warnings about these scams, which they say usually originate in eastern European countries and Nigeria.
Tracee Perkins told the FOX31 Problem Solvers that she didn’t buy a brand new, top-of-the-line laptop computer, but when she checked her credit-card statement, there was a hefty charge for one to the tune of more than $2,100.
“You just say, ‘What am I supposed to do now?’” Perkins said.
Perkins filed a police report and contacted the company that sold the laptop. The owner provided a statement confirming the purchase was fraudulent.
Perkins is the victim of what’s called a “package mule scam.”