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It's a simple "reverse-shipment" scam. My dad (who worked for the USPS) told me about it. I asked becuase one of my friends were frauded over CL, and shipped an iPod to Nigeria, only to get a bunch of BS addresses to send more money (they "overpayed through paypal") via Western Union Money Order, till I got an address in New York.... Anyway.
Basically, you have abunch of crap "sent" to a legitimate address, but its usually set up as a "change of address" so when the USPS recieves it, and processes it, they look it up, and it should say the person, or address, is no longer valid to that address. So in the computer it is written up as a Redirect, and thus shipped to whatever "new" address the "previous adressee" now resides. Pretty clever way of doing it, and very hard to pinpoint, as it could go to another "redirected" address.
Or, there could be someone at that residence, who basically picks up the packages/money and "drop-ships/forwards" the packages/moneys.
And judging by the length of time these issues have been going on, I'm willing to bet the former.
Cindy, you say you SENT him packages (the shocks) and never recieved anything back? Have his address?
Anyone send him (from here or T-M) a MO/Check, etc?
Post up addresses, I'm sure the Postmaster general would love to investigate. Mail Fraud is a BIG DEAL in the U.S. The P-M G will get a lot more involved than an attourney, its free, and they tend to really like handing out punishments.