The competition between the sellers of stolen credit cards has reached such an extent that the value of the goods has dropped to a record level, and the merchants themselves are making very sophisticated and functional shops where they can even choose the state and city of issuing the card. Well-known security specialist Brian Krebs checked in at rock3d.cc and shares his impressions .
According to him, the cost of American cards starts from $ 1.50, and issued in the UK - from $ 4. There are Visa, MasterCard, Discover and Amex. In addition to the card, you can buy other information, including CVV codes, the card holder’s date of birth, his mother’s maiden name, etc.
Interestingly, according to the rules in force in the USA, it is sometimes even profitable for a bank if the cards are stolen and sold over the Internet. The fact is that the bank in any case gets its money back (the store in which they bought the goods with the help of a stolen card incurs losses), and the guilty stores are usually fined for the amount of $ 15-20 for each wrong transaction.
Thus, if five credit cards are stolen from a bank and purchases are made at five stores, then it makes a profit in the region of $ 100, then blocks the cards and issues new ones to the customer (usually for free).