An online scammer recently tried to dupe the daughter of a Pearl
Software employee. The scammer was double-crossed, revealing his true
country of origin, source IP and ISP. The FBI is now involved.
For many small businesses, the lure of selling end-of-the-year
inventory on eBay or Craigslist is tempting. The problem is that these
sites can be littered with scammers looking for unprotected sellers that
are not highly cautious during the holiday season. What follows are a
few of the biggest scams that can cost businesses serious money and
A scam that often occurs during the holidays is
fake buyers who will complete the purchasing process through PayPal for
items from a small business. Once the honest seller sends the item, the
scamming buyer files a dispute or chargeback with PayPal saying that he
or she never received the merchandise. This is dangerous because, in
most instances, PayPal will side with the buyer if the seller has failed
to take precautions. More...