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Confessions of an Ex Credit Card Thief

submitted on January 13, 2011 by pablos17 in "Member's Lounge"
Card theft is cheap, easy and you could be next.

We've all heard the standard tips about preventing identity theft and credit card fraud. But what would a real identity thief tell you if he had the chance? Dan DeFelippi, who was convicted of credit card fraud and ID theft in 2004, says simply this: You can't be too careful.

DeFelippi, 29, mostly made fake credit cards with real credit card information he bought online. "I would make fake IDs to go with them, and then I'd buy laptops or other expensive items in the store and sell them on eBay," he says. DeFelippi was also involved in several other kinds of scams, including phishing schemes that exploited AOL and PayPal customers. Committing credit card fraud is still "ridiculously easy to do," he says. "Anyone with a computer and $100 could start making money tomorrow."


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  • 96117
    emma123
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    Posted by emma123 on January 13, 2011
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    Nice piece of info Big Grin .
  • 96191
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    Posted by CouponNut on January 13, 2011
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    That may have been back in 2004, times are changing!
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    • pablos17
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      Posted by pablos17 on January 14, 2011
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      Times are changing in that we are even more at risk -especially with credit cards with RFID chips.
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    Posted by roxytang on January 14, 2011
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    Good article.
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    Posted by emma123 on January 23, 2011
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    How safe will it be to use mint.com?
    Any body using mint.com?
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    Posted by CouponNut on January 23, 2011
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    Just looked at mint.com, its engineered by Intuit and it looks secure & safe although I kept getting the unsecured message when entering screen to screen.

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