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Catch of the Day: Credit Card Cloners Stole Thousands - Fraudsters Used Overseas Hackers to Get Card Numbers

Catch of the Day: Credit Card Cloners Stole Thousands - Fraudsters Used Overseas Hackers to Get Card Numbers

December 12, 2018

Catch of the Day: Credit Card Cloners Stole Thousands - Fraudsters Used Overseas Hackers to Get Card Numbers

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Source: FBI.gov

A prolific credit card scammer—who continued his crimes from behind bars—is now serving a lengthy sentence thanks to a multi-agency investigation into his card-cloning operation.

From 2014 to 2016, Syracuse, New York, resident Daquan Rice, 23, and several associates purchased credit card numbers online from hackers in Russia, Pakistan, and Ukraine, who sell the information they steal. Rice also bought credit card numbers from a friend who worked at a Syracuse restaurant who had skimmed numbers from customer credit cards on Rice’s behalf.

Rice had an associate in New York City with a credit card cloning machine, and he would provide the numbers to the person to make new cards for him. Rice and his accomplices then used these cards to buy gift cards, which they would convert into cash or money orders.

How does this happen? Today we discuss how carder networks operate and how carders steal personal information, use credit card cloning devices, and manufacture counterfeit credit cards.

Who Should Listen? 
Fraud Managers and Investigators, Fraud Analysts, Law Enforcement Professionals, Risk Managers, E-commerce Managers, M-commerce managers, Finance Professionals, Chargeback Specialists, Call Center Agents, IT/Operations.

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Breaking News! Marriott Says Up To 500 Million Customers’ Data Stolen In Breach

Breaking News! Marriott Says Up To 500 Million Customers’ Data Stolen In Breach

December 3, 2018

Breaking News! Marriott Says Up To 500 Million Customers' Data Stolen In Breach

Source: NPR.com

Marriott International said Friday that information on up to about 500 million of its customers worldwide was exposed in a breach of its Starwood guest reservation database dating as far back as 2014. The world's largest hotel chain said it learned of the breach on Sept. 8.

The company said the Marriott hotel network was not affected. "The investigation only identified unauthorized access to the separate Starwood network," it said. Marriott acquired Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide in 2016. For 327 million of the affected guests, the compromised data includes "some combination of name, mailing address, phone number, email address, passport number, Starwood Preferred Guest ("SPG") account information, date of birth, gender, arrival and departure information, reservation date, and communication preferences," the company said.

Today, we'll discuss how the bad guys may attempt to compromise your accounts through deceptive and spear phishing attacks and what you can do to avoid becoming a victim of identify theft.

Report Phishing Emails

File a Complaint: FTC.gov/complaint

Forward phishing emails to: spam@uce.gov (FTC.gov site)

Identity Theft Information: Identitytheft.gov

Check to see if your email accounts have been compromised: https://haveibeenpwned.com/

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Catch of the Day: Thousands of credit cards were potentially compromised in a hotel room scheme

Catch of the Day: Thousands of credit cards were potentially compromised in a hotel room scheme

November 28, 2018

Catch of the Day: Thousands of credit cards were potentially compromised in a hotel room scheme – “Carding network” used to purchase stolen credit card numbers.

 

Source: Star-Telgram.com

In this Podcast, we will discuss what the term “Carding” means and how “Carders” operate.

DALLAS - Thousands of credit cards were potentially compromised in a hotel room purchasing scheme worth $250,000, according to federal court documents. According to the criminal complaint, which was unsealed last week, investigators in Dallas began looking into suspicious hotel room purchases allegedly made by K. Klutts and O. Edwards in late August.  The pair would rent one or two rooms in different hotels in Dallas, Fort Worth and other areas and then sub-rent the room to other people at lower fees, the document says. Klutts is accused of buying those rooms with credit card numbers she bought from a “carding network.”

 

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