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Couple Serving 5 Years for $1.2 Million in Friendly Fraud

An Indiana couple made over 2,700 purchases from Amazon over the period of a few years, creating new accounts and morphing their identities to continually report goods as damaged or never having arrived. The professional fraudsters stole more than $1.2 million in electronics, but now each face more than five years behind bars. Erin and

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How WireCash Manages Fraud and Found Success Underwriting Digital Money Transfers to High Risk Markets

How well would your fraud management program perform if your organization depended on it for doing business with customers from countries like Ukraine and Nigeria? Now what if we said your business was facilitating money remittances to these countries? WireCash is doing just that, and we sought to uncover how this could be possible by

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About Social Engineering: A Case Study and How it Relates to Spear Phishing

This guest blog post from a Certified eCommerce Fraud Professional discusses a case study involving a social engineering attack against an airline, as well as discusses methods for deception and intrusion with spear phishing attacks related to social engineering and fraudsters ultimately attempting to reverse engineer an organization’s risk management policies and practices. Read More

 
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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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