I know that most purchases coming from Africa are usually flagged as risky by my bank so, to make sure, I contacted the client.
The client explained that he asked a friend living in France to purchase the product since his own credit card was not accepted by my bank. This could also have been true, since he lives in Cameroon.
But he also added the following:
"I changed my mind and I would like to get a refund. Could you please send the money for the refund to my bank account?"
Now it was clear. This was a fraudster .
Since I didn't take the time to reply immediately, he even contacted me again the next day to provide me with his bank account information, where he wanted me to transfer the money.
So I decided to take the time to answer him. I told him that the emails he sent me confirmed that it was actually a fraudulent transaction, that I refunded the credit card used to make the purchase and that I sent the information to my bank.
Do you know if I should send the information to someone else, someone who could take action againts this guy? Has anyone already experienced this kind of situations?