Sydney woman receives more than 100 Powerades and Gatorades in mystery delivery that could be a scam

Woman has over 100 Gatorade drinks delivered to her house over three days despite never ordering – and there could be a sinister reason behind it all

  • Woman receives 37 bags of drinks over three days 
  • She had no idea who is ordering the drinks
  • Some say it could be part of a scam 

A woman has been left scratching her head after she received 37 bags of Gatorade and Powerade to her door despite never ordering them – and they haven’t stopped coming.

The baffled woman, who goes by carismaraffs online, has been getting continuous deliveries of bags of four drinks over the past three days. 

Neither she nor the deliverymen bringing the drinks have any idea who is behind the orders and because they come so frequently they have even stopped ringing her doorbell. 

The Sydney woman has shared her ordeal online hoping for answers which prompted many to offer their theories on why the drinks could keep coming. 

A lot of viewers said it could be credit card scammers using a delivery service to test if card details they have stolen work. 

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A Sydney woman has been left baffled after she kept getting deliveries of four Powerade or Gatorade bottle left at her door. She received 37 bags over three days

‘It all started yesterday when I got a knock on the door, there left was a bag of times four Powerade,’ the woman said in a TikTok clip.  

‘I didn’t think much of it, but then five minutes later it happened again and again and again.’

Throughout the afternoon, she received various bags with four bottles of Gatorade and Powerade in different flavours. 

By 8:30 that night, the woman had 21 bags of drinks. 

‘I didn’t know what to do but then the next day the cycle started again, I now have 31 bags and it’s been two days.’ 

On the third day the mystery deliveries continued and she had six more bags delivered to her door. 

‘This time it wasn’t Powerade of Gatorade, it was four quantities of Coke, Coke-Zero, Fanta and Mount Franklin bottles,’ she said.

‘I’m still not sure where they’re coming from or how they’re getting here but they just keep turning up at my door.’

She said the deliverymen have stopped bothering to ring her doorbell and are now just leaving the bags at her door.  

‘I finally confronted one of the delivery guy at 7 o’clock at night – he thought it was strange also,’ the woman said. 

‘Now I have 37 bags. What am I going to do?’

Her videos have racked up more than half a million views and left users in confusion about the delivery mix-up. 

‘You’re the person we talk about in maths class,’ one viewer joked. 

‘Girl, let them keep coming. You are gonna be hydrated for the next months. Blessing in disguise’ a second laughed. 

Lots suggested donating the drinks to a local sports club or to homeless people but the woman didn’t want to get rid of the drinks until she knew who was behind the deliveries.  

She shared her ordeal online prompting many to offer their theories. A lot of viewers said it could be credit card scammers using delivery services to test stolen card details

She shared her ordeal online prompting many to offer their theories. A lot of viewers said it could be credit card scammers using delivery services to test stolen card details 

Many wondered which company was sending the orders as the drinks weren’t coming in bags associated with any of the major delivery services. 

‘I work for three delivery companies. Never seen these bags before,’ one viewer replied. 

Some agreed it could be ruse connected to credit card scammers. 

‘People run stolen credit cards through delivery apps to test them, ask the driver what app they’re working for and call them,’ one man said. 

The woman replied: ‘I did this tonight and we tried to call the number on the account …it said disconnected.’ 

‘I agree, either a scam or maybe some kind of glitch in their system? I’m invested though!’ another said. 

‘If it continues I would report it to authorities. it seems like someone could be trying to stalk you in some sadistic way. that amount of deliveries,’ warned a third. 

The practice is known as card testing and shouldn’t affect the women receiving the deliveries in any other way than being inundated with drinks if that is what is happening. 

Card testing is when fraudsters enter stolen card details to make small purchases to see if the card has been cancelled – if not they sell it on the dark web.  

What is card testing?

Fraudsters use card testing to determine the validity of card numbers. First, they purchase or steal card details on the dark web, or via phishing or spyware software. 

Then, with the numbers in hand, they attempt small purchases on an unsuspecting merchant’s site to see if the card was approved.

Since cards are often stolen weeks or month prior, this process reveals which cards have been cancelled by cardholders and banks—and which ones are available for use. 

Once the cancelled or declined card numbers are weeded out, fraudsters can move on to make larger purchases, or resell the validated information on the dark web.

Source: Cybersource