22 Jun 2005

black market for credit cards

here's a scary story about how sophisticated the black market for credit cards are. story is from new york times and reproduced in various mailing lists.

these people are getting more and more brazen, selling card numbers by the bundle, selling your address and mother's maiden name. i'm not quite sure why the world still thinks you mother's maiden name, your pet's name and your date of birth is sufficient information to verify your identity.

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