I wonder if these are the people now using the credit card numbers stolen by hackers from various large store chains over the last year or so....?
Like Target a month or so ago...and another large department store chain had the same thing happen since then.
I wasted a lot of time yesterday, because I received something that I ordered from an Amazon market business in a Target box. Anything to do with Target now makes me very suspicious.
I had ordered some things online with my grandson, to spend his birthday money, at the end of January. We ordered from Amazon.com. Yesterday something that we had ordered arrived, but it was from Target.com, and billed to a man in New Jersey.
I was immediately concerned with the strangeness of it all, and called Target. The representative was hard to understand, and then we were [presumably] accidentally disconnected. Then I called my credit card company, and that person set up a conference call with Target. This time the Target rep immediately connected us to a supervisor. After hearing the weird story, she said that this was an instance of "drop and ship," or something like that. [I'm not sure 100% that I am remembering the term correctly, but the behavior is common enough to have a term of its own.] Apparently some Amazon sellers sell things at a price slightly over retail. Then they order them from a retail outlet, and have them shipped directly to the consumer. Who knew?!
The New Jersey guy used his Target card, so maybe he gets wonderful perks doing this. I did check the address on google earth. He lives in a lovely, middle class neighborhood in an attractive split level home. I was concerned that somehow he was being scammed, until I heard the whole story. O