New UPS Service: Package Intercept

Discussion in 'Submitted News' started by kcnychief, Mar 27, 2007.

  1. kcnychief

    kcnychief █▄█ ▀█▄ █ Political User Folding Team

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    I don't see any requirements, such as how close/far it has to be to the estimated delivery time, or how much it costs. All the article says is that it is "fee based", and you will "only be charged if the intercept is performed".

    http://www.ups.com/content/us/en/resources/service/support/delivery_intercept.html
     
  2. Aprox

    Aprox Moderator Political User

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    I actually saw a pretty cool commercial on TV while watching 24 last night about this service. Seems like a neat idea, considering how expensive UPS is already... I wonder how much this will cost.
     
  3. falconguard

    falconguard Carbon based lifeform Political User Folding Team

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    Enough to get you to ship the package to the right address in the first place.:eek:
     
  4. kcnychief

    kcnychief █▄█ ▀█▄ █ Political User Folding Team

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    Agreed, I'd like to see more info about it - including cost and reliability.
     
  5. madmatt

    madmatt Bow Down to the King Political User

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    You're weird.
     
  6. trainmaster77

    trainmaster77 Moderator Political User Folding Team

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    well ..the only way it would make sense to me ..if somehow you shipped the wrong thing to the wrong address.

    I too am curious as to its actual cost.
     
  7. X-Istence

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    UPS never charged me for the wrong delivery address, dun know why they would start now :shrug:
     
  8. kcnychief

    kcnychief █▄█ ▀█▄ █ Political User Folding Team

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    I saw the commercial for this the other night, I have to say I like their marketing of late :D
     
  9. trainmaster77

    trainmaster77 Moderator Political User Folding Team

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    yeah ..the artsy guy drawing stuff is pretty neato ... i like the simple and catchy music as well.
     
  10. BigShipper

    BigShipper OSNN One Post Wonder

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    for us, the new UPS delivery intercept service is being intercepted by Nigerian scammers who are redirecting orders to other addresses without the knowledge of the credit card holder or our (the shipper) knowledge.

    The scammers are placing orders using stolen credit cards numbers, using hte card holder's name, and address, and ordering items to ship to the card holder's home (billing address) and using a generic hotmail email address. To us (the merchant), the order looks legitimate until we find out later that the scammer called up UPS and had the order re-directed to another address. We have even seen these guys redirect an item, we redirected it back, and then they redirected it again!

    UPS delivery intercept allows ANYONE with the tracking number to re-direct a shipment to another address. Our company has been taken for over $20,000 so far, all resulting in Credit Card chargebacks and all resulting from UPS allowing anyone to re-direct a package.

    We have filed claims for losses all from UPS, since they delivered to an address that we did not request.

    This seems like a very expensive mistake for them.
     
  11. fitz

    fitz Just Floating Along Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    hmmm.. i find that hard to believe that they wouldn't put some control in place.