I was recently contacted, via email, with a ( on face value ) flattering request to purchase several prints. This individual ( from a very small European country ) wanted the prints for their library.
Price information was exchanged. The purchaser has agreed to give me a mastercard number to charge to ( prior to shipping ) and has given me their address.
When I asked about shipping, they insist that the best way is through something called Hush Delivery Service ( firstname.lastname@example.org ). Hush is one of the many anonymous email account operations out there.
I can find no information about this delivery service, nor can I find any listings or reference to this alleged library. Doing a googlemap or bing map search, the given address is apparently right next door to a national library location.
So, my question is, if they give me a valid mastercard # ( which I can run at my
office ), what is my risk?
I hate looking at this in this way - but scammers are everywhere and I'd rather not be a victim if I can help it.