Since my last thread discussing A-Z claims (entered fraudulently by drop shippers), it became clear that proactively looking for drop shippers in your orders can be useful, potentially stopping anything going out should you want to make that call.
However, since looking at my Order Reports in detail, the vast majority of (at least potential) drop shippers have managed to change the ‘bill-name’ and associated ‘bill-address’ fields on the order. The only way of identifying them is the ‘buyer-name’.
My question is, how have they managed to do this? Surely the ‘bill-name’ and similar fields need to match the billing address of who’s paid? I can only think they are paying for the order with us but then taking their customer’s money elsewhere (making their cash in the difference between the two).
Not all drop shippers have done this but I’ve spotted at least a handful over the last couple of days. Were the ‘buyer-name’ column not shown I would simply not know what was going on - a slightly concerning situation and one that doesn’t exactly give the impression these drop shippers are acting legitimately.
Any theories or perhaps someone who has done this themselves that could help? I’ve ended up chasing my tail looking at reports and invoices trying to figure it out.