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Old 06-03-2015, 12:38 PM
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I ran home for lunch today and saw and unexpected package on my front porch. I didn't order anything but we did just have our first baby so I thought maybe it was a gift from someone. The package has my address but is being mailed to someone with the last name hernandez. I know the people who lived in this house before me (10+ years) and their last name is not hernandez either. I am not the nosy type but I noticed the packing tape had already been cut and the box opened so I pulled the packing slip. Ordered by one last name, being mailed to a different last name, to an address that neither of the names have a connection to. Its a Tory Burch iphone cover by the way, looks like retail is around the $50 mark.

I recently had a family member come home to thousands of dollars of misc. electronics on their door step they did not order. They called the cops and turns out their house was the drop site being used to purchase items on a stolen credit card. Could this iphone cover be something similar? I know its only $50 but its the principal of the matter and if there is any chance this is credit card fraud I want take a different route. My real concern is my wife and newborn daughter home alone during the day, and I don't want suspicious activity going on.

Any words of wisdom? Am I making too much of this?



.....Aaand I just realized I spelled package wrong
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Old 06-03-2015, 12:48 PM
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Just a thought. Contact FedEx, UPS, put all deliveries on a "I will pick up" instead of deliver to address status? They'll leave a slip when something has been shipped to your address and you'll have to go get it, but it thwarts anyone trying to use your address as pick-up spot. I wouldn't swear to it, but I think you can do this.

For your current case, sounds like some neighborhood kid really wanted an iPhone cover maybe mommy and daddy said no to?
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If its not drugs, just call the carrier.

If its drugs, call Al.
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This is THT. Place an IED under the package and set up a camera near buy.
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This is THT. Place an IED under the package and set up a camera near buy.
Needs more chained pitbull nearby.
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Needs more chained pitbull nearby.
It would either maul the baby or a cop would kill it.
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It would either maul the baby or a cop would kill it.
Yes but petco would cook it for you & you could have your Asian neighbors over to "wok" the dog.
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It's a scam! Someone with stolen credit info does this and hopefully grabs the package before the home owner arrives.
This was in The Salem, Ma paper last week:

SALEM — At first, it appeared to be another in a series of package thefts in Salem. But after investigating on Thursday, police say they have uncovered a sophisticated insurance and identity fraud scheme involving phony claims for lost or broken cell phones.
The discovery came after a suspicious resident called 911 because he’d seen a man going door to door in his neighborhood, taking at least one package at each address. Police who responded to the call early Thursday evening found Juan Gomez Batista, 30, on Cottage Street, sitting in a brown Oldsmobile van filled with boxes and cell phones.
Asked by Patrolman Eric Gagnon what he was doing, Batista told the officer he was delivering packages.
Then he admitted he wasn’t delivering packages, police said. Instead he claimed to be picking up UPS packages that had been delivered to the wrong address.
Asked how he would have known about packages being delivered to the wrong address, Batista hesitated. Then he told Gagnon, “I tracked them and knew.”
He then claimed to work for Verizon, and then for eBay, police said, and showed Gagnon and Patrolman Jonathan Duzz an eBay page listing a phone identical to the ones that were sitting in the van.
Police do not believe he works for either company.
In the van were several packages, none of which were addressed to Batista, who lives at 121 Rainbow Terrace in Salem.
And there was something else wrong with them: the names on the labels did not match the addresses, police learned after calling some of the people whose names were on the packages.

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http://www.salemnews.com/news/local_...2a7575b83.html
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5 more packages were attempted to be delivered this afternoon. Wife caught the UPS guy at the door and turned him away with all the packages. I am fairly certain this was fraud we just happened to intercept the loot, but I have no idea how long this has been going on. I am going to talk with UPS first thing in the morning and see about setting up the aforementioned stop delivery service for as long as they will let me. Part of me is glad the wife sent all packages back but I do feel like maybe it's time to involve the police. I have no idea how they would proceed or if there is even anything they can do but I want to report the activity in case it helps connect some dots to other suspicious packages showing up in our area.
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I had a package dropped off on my doorstep last week. It had my address on it, but not my name. I looked at the front of the package and there were two phone numbers. The first one was to the carrier (I forget which one). The other was to the intended recipient. I called her, she answered, and confirmed it was for her. Her address was one digit off from mine.

Try calling the phone numbers on the package. See what the intended recipient says. Make sure you tell them that you no longer have the packages.

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If its not drugs, just call the carrier.

If its drugs, call Al.
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Am I the only one who would just enjoy the free stuff?
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Open it up and see what's in it!
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It's a scam! Someone with stolen credit info does this and hopefully grabs the package before the home owner arrives.
This was in The Salem, Ma paper last week:

SALEM — At first, it appeared to be another in a series of package thefts in Salem. But after investigating on Thursday, police say they have uncovered a sophisticated insurance and identity fraud scheme involving phony claims for lost or broken cell phones.
The discovery came after a suspicious resident called 911 because he’d seen a man going door to door in his neighborhood, taking at least one package at each address. Police who responded to the call early Thursday evening found Juan Gomez Batista, 30, on Cottage Street, sitting in a brown Oldsmobile van filled with boxes and cell phones.
Asked by Patrolman Eric Gagnon what he was doing, Batista told the officer he was delivering packages.
Then he admitted he wasn’t delivering packages, police said. Instead he claimed to be picking up UPS packages that had been delivered to the wrong address.
Asked how he would have known about packages being delivered to the wrong address, Batista hesitated. Then he told Gagnon, “I tracked them and knew.”
He then claimed to work for Verizon, and then for eBay, police said, and showed Gagnon and Patrolman Jonathan Duzz an eBay page listing a phone identical to the ones that were sitting in the van.
Police do not believe he works for either company.
In the van were several packages, none of which were addressed to Batista, who lives at 121 Rainbow Terrace in Salem.
And there was something else wrong with them: the names on the labels did not match the addresses, police learned after calling some of the people whose names were on the packages.

More here:
http://www.salemnews.com/news/local_...2a7575b83.html
Make sense -just notify the carrier and or cops if you want. keep the Remington by the door.
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It is a common scam that is going on these days. The crooks will case your house and find a house that looks empty during the day. They use a stolen credit card to order stuff off the internet and then ship it to your house picking it up before anyone gets home.

When I moved several years ago, we left our house vacant and on the market for a couple of months. It was the perfect house for this as it was near an apartment complex with some traffic on the street. Luckily, I had a nosy neighbor that started snooping when she saw the fed ex guy delivering packages after we had moved out and some car pulling up and picking them up. The cops took care of it and from what my neighbor says, set up some sort of sting with fed ex and caught the guys.
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Yes but petco would cook it for you & you could have your Asian neighbors over to "wok" the dog.
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Old 06-04-2015, 05:52 AM
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Damn it all to hell, know I will not be able to retrieve all of those fake Nigerian checks and money orders I accepted as a result of those pesky emails.
My garage will now be have wallpapered with those checks.
Some are real high dollar too.
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Would have been cool to bring the cops into it right away so you could watch them setup the sting. Now that you've caught on, the theives will probably just find another house.
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Years ago, had a guy one time that moved from his house (foreclosure) to move into an Apartment but was still getting mail.... One day he checks and a big package is at his front door. He takes it to his new apartment, opens it.

It had a bunch of Kilos of drugs (Big Al medicine). He turns it into our Narc unit. The bad guys then setup serveillence and see his adult daughter come by the house. They tail her and follow her to work. Confront her, she tells them its her dads house and get his phone number. The bad guys call, demand their drugs back and tell him they know all about his family..

I wrote him a report and sent it through to the appropriate units... quite interesting but scary for him...He bought a gun
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Please post picture of said "wife".
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