Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Woman Busted for Scamming QVC out of $412,000

A woman has pleaded guilty to exploiting a bug in a shopping network's online website to steal $412,000 in merchandise and then sell it on eBay.

The woman found a glitch in the QVC website where she could place an order, cancel it immediately and receive the items or credit without being charged. She's been charged now, to the tune of 2-3 years in prison and forfeiting $412,000.

She was busted when a customer who ordered some of the 1800 stolen items contacted QVC to ask why an eBay seller's items were arriving in QVC packaging. QVC started an investigation that led to the woman's arrest.

It's fascinating that this woman wouldn't have been caught if she had just repackaged the items. Not only does that mean the woman is a moron, but how could QVC have such an idiotic loss-prevention department and website designers?