New scam from Brooklyn dealer

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by Peter A Stavrakoglou, May 6, 2005.

  1. "Ron Hunter"
    wrote in message
    news:WCuee.9996$...
    >C Wright wrote:
    >> On 5/5/05 3:51 AM, in article d5cmre$lgi$, "Bernard
    >> Rother"

    wrote:
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >>>Now I'm starting to get a little worried. On 22 April I placed an order
    >>>with B&H for a Sigma 18-125 lens for $323,00 ( incl. postage to South
    >>>Africa ) The following day the money was deducted from my credit card.
    >>>YESTERDAY, 10 days later, they ask me to email a copy of both sides of
    >>>the card to them for verification. I would have thought you need
    >>>verification first and THEN make the deduction.
    >>>My fingers are crossed !
    >>>Bernard

    >>
    >>
    >> Don't worry, if you are dealing with B&H they will ship the order! It is
    >> standard practice for B&H to hit your credit card immediately, often even
    >> on
    >> back ordered products. This is somewhat counter to the practice of many
    >> other merchants to not hit your credit card until your order ships (at
    >> least
    >> that is what they say!). B&H, however, is up front about this - at least
    >> they have told me that they will charge the card right away. And, they
    >> have
    >> always shipped the goods!
    >> Chuck
    >>

    > It is generally considered a suspicious business practice to charge a card
    > until the product is ready to ship. They CAN run a 'preapproval',
    > however, which will expire in a few days if the actual transaction doesn't
    > happen.


    It also might be illegal.
     
    Peter A Stavrakoglou, May 6, 2005
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