Originally Posted by rationale
By the way, how did you find out it was a fraud? How did they try to pay?
I haven't dealt with fraud orders for a few years now since leaving a hosting company a few years ago. But, from what I remember it was usually plain obvious that an order was fraud. We used to see a lot with IP's that were assigned to AOL Germany as well as Nigeria and a few other countries. Also proxy servers and satellite phones are ones to watch out for too. Another way to look out is what domain they use on their site. Does the whois data match the billing address. In some cases it might not, but it's always worth checking.