Xbox mystery solved….

The Xbox I randomly received in the mail yesterday? Credit fraud. Let’s call the fraudster “Grim Reaper” after his l33t Yahoo email account, conveniently supplied in the account he created in my name at a popular electronics store.

Dear Mr. Reaper: You are quite possibly the world’s dumbest criminal. When you buy goods with a stolen credit card, having them shipped to the owner of the card instead of yourself kind of defeats the purpose. With total made-off-with goods value of $1.00 USD, a (irony of ironies) token charge for identity verification purposes at, I kind of have to wonder what caliber of criminal mastermind I am dealing with. (BTW, your Steampowered purchase attempt was denied immediately.) Come on, one attempted Steam account, a Disney site account and an Xbox? I would have expected your sorry ass to really rack ’em up. I imagine you to be a pimply-faced adolescent male, probably working for minimum wage as a clerk at a gas station. Not even a nice gas station like a Flying J…one of those skeezy gas stations you don’t see too many of, like a “76”.

An interesting side note – since the purchases were in my name, one or more companies (who shall remain nameless, for reasons made evident at the end of this sentence) were all too helpful in letting me verify the correctness of the information “I” supplied…they don’t clam up until they find out the charges are suspected to be fraudulent (at which they go into hardcore ass-covering mode and won’t talk to anyone except the police. Cheerfully done, BTW)

Mr. Reaper, you have chosen your adversary poorly. Look for me under your bed…


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