can throw some light on it. Never had this happen in the many years
I've sold infoproducts online.
Over the last week, I've received a series of orders through PayPal,
from different 'buyers'.
Each is for one of a set of $67 ebooks - a series of products I bought
the resale rights to, and put up for sale on my website.
The funny part is that I've made 8 or 9 sales in the last 7 days -
while the entire collection typically sells 1 or 2 copies a MONTH!
What makes me suspicious is:
* all the PayPal addresses are hotmail.com, yahoo.com or live.com
* NONE of the addresses are on ANY of my email lists
* 4 of the orders came in from sales letters that are for
DIFFERENT products (I put up placeholders to modify later, and
forgot all about it!)
So here's a mystery buyer who isn't on my list, uses a free email
address, stumbles upon my sales letter (for one product), and clicks
on the order button to make a $67 payment, receives A DIFFERENT
ebook from the one advertised - and doesn't complain, write to
ask what went wrong, or initiate a refund request.
That's IF the 'buyer' is even a real person.
And this doesn't happen once, but 4 times in a week (for a set of
ebooks that typically sell 2 or 3 per month).
Any thoughts or ideas about what kind of scam this is, and what
my risks/dangers could be?
I wrote to PayPal highlighting the situation and asking if they'd
investigate the transactions. The reply I received indicated that
since the transactions were completed, they couldn't investigate it
UNLESS the buyer opened a dispute.
The products are set up on RAP (Rapid Action Profits), btw.
Oh, and if it sounds as if I'm complaining about making more money,
I can understand how it seems that way - just that I'm thinking it's
pretty much guaranteed the payments are going to be reversed sooner
or later! (You optimist, you!)
Looking forward to your thoughts.