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Scott Xavier
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Well I have been taken 2 X for about $300 worth of e-books on paypal and my instant payment gateway. the culrprits use a stolen credit card and buy tons of books. I guess this is a cautionary tale and from now on I am asking for more info from sellers....
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There is something that you can do about this. First of all, report them to the credit card company that they used the card from. Also, report them to the police in the city where you shipped the goods. You may not have the right name, but you will have the right address.

If you sent the books through the mail, you can get the gummint in on it too. It then becomes mail fraud.
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Happened to a friend of mine selling CD's online- sucks
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Not books...E-books. Computer files. He won't be able to track them.
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Not sure how difficult this is but a lot of sites now record the individual numerical address of the computer you are using on the net - I imagine this way we can be tracked down through our provider - maybe you could look into doing that - best of luck
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Scott, a friend of mine had the same problem selling ebooks.
there is not much you can do.the IP can be traced but it can be as easily spoofed by the buyer.if the buyer doesn't spoof his/her IP there is a very good chance that he will get caught.
don't hesitate to report any activities of the sort

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