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    Someone just did something strange through my site. An order came through and instead of details, they filled in for name test,test

    Address was basically the same. They selected to pay by credit card invoice.

    I'm a bit worried about what this 'test' might be!! Any ideas?

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    60% of the time, these are window shoppers affraid to enter real info and want to see if there are any surprises in the cart (ie shipping charges).

    30% of the time, it's competition or merchant wanabes looking at your cart so that they can evaluate it.

    10% of the time it's either a hacker or a CC fraudster looking at how to scam you.

    Traceroute the IP if you capture it, maybe that will give some insight (ie from russia, nigeria, or other "questionable" countries).
    Continued Success,

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    The IP was ---.30.208.---

    Don't know the protocol on posting IPs? LOL

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    I have had a few of those as well....Could it be a potential affiliate testing out your cart???? Sometimes people also want to see what payment options are available.

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    Odd, it wasnt an affiliate sale and the method they used tracks perfectly.

    I have all my payment methods explained on the site, with visible links on every page - they shouldnt need to test anything.

    Maybe it was a nigerian, I dont have nigeria in the list of countries and i still get a few putting in a different country with a nigerian address.

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    SamyT,

    The credit card processed through with test,test as the name and bogus address?

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    Do you have coupons? It could be someone validating a coupon code.

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    No, the choice they selected was one where i email them invoice for payment.. but they used a fake email address too.. so the whole thing was pointless.

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    The only coupon I have is when u buy 3 items it takes 10% off the order.. they bought a polo shirt.

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    quote:
    Originally posted by SamyT:
    The IP was ---.30.208.---

    Don't know the protocol on posting IPs? LOL


    It's singapore, FWIW.
    Continued Success,

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    quote:
    Originally posted by Haiko:
    quote:
    Originally posted by SamyT:
    The IP was ---.30.208.---

    Don't know the protocol on posting IPs? LOL


    It's singapore, FWIW.

    I had a similiar weird situation,I placed a coupon offer from Overstock on my site, and when I checked it, it was from "top ten sites', and someone else's name, and url,s the parasites may be back again, I keep quarantining them, but they seem to be all over.Just thought you might want to watch them. my nickles worth.
    JJ

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