MemberSince99 wrote:If I were a "legitimate" crook I mean businessman, I'd certainly have a lawyer (probably with mob connections) that I'd turn to for the fraction of the 1% of people who would actually dare to take me to court for my thievery (part of the cost of doing crooked business). That lawyer would point out how easy it is to fake anything you want on film just by showing Youtube videos I'm sure.
Gregg is right it's always going to come down to "he said, she said" because there simply is no proof one way or the other. So me, being a scumbag in my best 5000 dollar suit sitting in court telling the judge how every two bit loser wants a piece of the action I work so hard for and how I am a job and wealth creator and pillar of the community is going to look WAY better than some average Joe saying I deliberately ripped him off - yeah sure buddy EVERYONE wants a free payday your Honor.
It's so dangerous buying online for just this reason. To be honest the vast majority I mean 99.9% of them ARE honest though mistakes can happen, I have had thousands of online buying experiences with VERY FEW issues with any of them (it does happen, but it's rare) so kudos to the honest ones, I'm just surprised more people don't use this fraud as a means of "creating wealth" (for themselves of course).
UPS has a pretty good "loss prevention" department. Damned good actually. Not to mention some of the best lawyers money can buy. In fact....UPS won a lawsuit against the IRS years back. UPS was using money from an offshore account to pay out claims. Or something like that. Anyway.....The small petty claims are usually paid out but in cases where fraud is even suspected there is always a thorough investigation and at the very least the address involved will require a signature from that day forward for ALL packages. Improper packaging is a much bigger problem than fraud. By a long shot. Everyday I shake my head at many of the crushed packages I deliver and think "Did someone really think that this package would survive with just a couple of pieces of newspaper inside and one piece of cheap tape crinkled across the top?" It's ridiculous. I always wonder how much money UPS wastes on claims that were in no way our fault.