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Old 01-02-2018, 05:22 PM
Location: Beautiful Northwest Houston
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Two Houston zip codes 77072 and 77060 show up on top 10 list for on-line fraud,

The top-ranked cities for online shopping fraud included Miami, Houston, Portland, and Los Angeles. These cities perhaps allow criminals to move stolen goods more effectively near ports and international airports.
Billing fraud occurs when the suspected victim’s address is tied to the payment account used to purchase the stolen goods. Typically items are bought using the victim’s billing address but then shipped to an address where the ********* can pick up the items. Billing fraud is not location specific and can happen all across the country, whereas as shipping fraud—when the delivery address used for the purchased good is actually for the fraudsters—tends to happen in certain areas near the coast or port cities.

The top-ranked ZIP codes™ for online shopping fraud

Diving further into the top ZIP code™ rankings for online shopping fraud and you see that Miami, Fla., makes up a significant portion of the list. In fact, several of the same ZIP codes are on both lists. The other common ZIP Code™ that appeared on both lists is from South El Monte, Calif., home to a large number of industrial properties that are frequently targeted by fraudsters to send packages and then reship overseas.

See link to view the top 10 charts, then scroll down to second set of charts.


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Old 01-03-2018, 08:58 AM
Location: Houston, TX
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Alief / Chinatown for one, right by IAH for the other. Who woulda thought???
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Old 01-03-2018, 10:40 AM
Location: The Greater Houston Metro Area
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Both zips have a high density of apartments.
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