I first heard about reshipping scams when BeehiveID was still a concept and we were in the beginning of our Techstars program. One of the companies we interviewed as part of our market validation had been a victim. People were using stolen credit cards to buy items from their website, receiving the item at their home address and then reshipping it to an address in Russia
I ran across a fascinating article recently that did an analysis of movie reviews from some of the major review aggregators like Metacritic and Rotten Tomatoes, and compared them to Fandango. The short version of the article is that Fandango essentially never gives a movie a review of less than 3 stars, while the other two sites have reviews that span the spectrum.
Last time I wrote about how it is easy for scammers to defeat fraud prevention techniques based upon IP address, because it is easy to move internet packets in ways that hide their true origin. Since our IP address doesn't reliably identify us, other techniques were developed that were independent of IP address. The one we are going to talk about today is called browser fingerprinting.