The easiest way to solve this scam would be:
- Determine the credit cards associated with the previous renters
- Look for cards that are pre-paid VISA cards.
- Smarter scammers would not use a card associated with their name.
- Pull the info associated with the prepaid VISA cards and then forward the info to law enforcement.
- Law enforcement would then go to the stores where the prepaid cards were purchased and then hope that the security camera footage of the transaction wasn’t wiped recently.
- Redbox Scammers Steal Games By Using Bar Codes To Trick Kiosks (chicago.cbslocal.com)
- Redbox Scammers Steal Games By Using Bar Codes To Trick Kiosks (battleofourtimes.com)
- Practical reasons to use a prepaid credit card on holiday (prepaidtravelcreditcard.wordpress.com)
- An introduction to prepaid cards (thecentralpremise.org)