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Organized cybercriminals use web services to create false scanned documents

Less than $10 can purchase a scan of a false passport, driver’s license, or credit card with online delivery within seconds. Cyber criminals take false identities to a new level through do-it-yourself websites selling scans of fake passports, ID cards, utility bills, and credit cards that fraudsters purchase and use to commit identity fraud. Read

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Website sells tens of thousands of counterfeit credit cards

International website sold almost 70,000 counterfeit credit cards along with state IDs. The FBI and US Postal Inspection Service recently assumed control of fakeplastic.net, a massive and well organized online operation selling counterfeit credit cards, holographic stickers and state ID cards complete with holographic overlays. The organization sold 70,000 counterfeit cards and associated are estimated

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Largest Credit Card Fraud Scheme Uncovered by U.S. Justice Department Highlights Importance of Authentication in Preventing Identity Fraud

A fourth defendant plead guilty in early August to his participation in an identity fraud scam where over 7,000 false identities were created being used to obtain credit cards and lines of credit and ultimately causing $200 million dollars in fraud losses. Lack of proper identity authentication checks allowed the fraudsters to reuse addresses and

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Responsive Design can Increase Conversion on Mobile Devices

Many retailers and websites have mobile-optimized sites, desktop sites and redirects to pages designed for a certain device or screen size. But more recently the concept of responsive design, determining the device and screen resolution that is being used to access a site and optimizing the layout and navigation accordingly, has been growing as a

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Eleven Florida Identity Tax Return Fraud Ring Members Arrested

Tax refund fraud is a growing crime that costs the federal government billions each year. Eleven members of an identity fraud ring responsible for millions in fraudulent tax refunds were recently arrested in South Florida, an area where identity theft and tax refund fraud are significantly higher than the national average. Read More

 
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Orchestrated Global Attacks Steal $11 Million with Prepaid Card ATM Withdrawals

In a highly organized and orchestrated attack, money mules across the world cashed out prepaid debit cards withdrawing millions of dollars from ATMs after sophisticated hackers first increased or removed daily withdrawal amount limits on these cards. Read More

 
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Microsoft and Symantec Shutdown Massive Botnet

The Bamital botnet, assembled by an organized group of fraudsters to commit click fraud, infected hundreds of thousands of computers but has recently been shut down as authorities have seized servers and pulled others offline following a collaborative investigation by Microsoft and Symantec. Read More

 
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Organized Fraud Ring Obtained Credit Cards, Increased Credit Limits with Fake Identities Stealing $200 Million

Eighteen members of a sophisticated fraud ring operating out of New Jersey were arrested in early February for their massive scam creating thousands of fake identities, obtaining credit and increasing credit limits for the fake identities, and then cashing in with a bust-out attack. The Department of Justice has documented $200 million in losses and

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Two Fraudsters Steal $4M with Online Car Sale Scam

A man and woman organized a scheme posting non-existent vehicles for sale on many marketplace and auction websites scamming U.S. car buyers out of over $4 million while running the scheme for nearly three years overseas. Read More

 
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