[DML] Re: Credit Card Fraud, etc.
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[DML] Re: Credit Card Fraud, etc.



I actually work as a professional hacker targeting mainly Identity 
Management type work.  

I can assure you that there is really nothing you can do to prevent 
your credit card information from getting stolen, even on the most 
reputable web sites with all the latest anti-virus software 
installed on your computer.

My suggestion to everyone is to not worry so much about your online 
transactions, but rather just check your statements and make sure 
you have coverage in case you get ripped off.  Although it's painful 
to have your information stolen, these days, most credit card 
companies are quick to reinburse your money and follow up with an 
investigation.

Trust me, I can rip off credit card info like it's my job... of 
course, that's how I got hired...

Y'all take it easy and check your statements,
Charlie Britt

--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "therealdmcvegas" <dmcvegas@...> 
wrote:
>
> --- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "Derek" <derek.grozio@> wrote:
> >
> > I wanted to post this for the DeLorean community members who 
only frequent the DML. 
> > Over on DMCTalk.com I have read several stories over the past 8 
months of several 
> people 
> > who have had their credit information stolen after placing 
orders with DMCH. I didn't 
> think 
> > much of it and assumed it was just a fluke or coincidental.
> <SNIP>
> 
> Now just to be fair, this may not be an issue with DMCH. I once 
used Priceline.com to book 
> a flight, and had my credit card information stolen. In that case, 
the issue wasn't because 
> Priceline.com has compromised my information (security breach in 
software, internal theft 
> or otherwise), but because of the company that they used to 
process their transactions 
> had the security breach. 40 million card holders were affected, 
and I was but one of them:
> http://sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?
file=/c/a/2005/06/18/MNGV6DASVM1.DTL
> 
> Not just with DMCH, but with anyone you make online purchases with 
you have security 
> issues ranging from the vendor's website, the clearing house that 
processes/transfers 
> funds for the transactions, and even if not most importantly is 
YOUR computer. Everything 
> from "Phishing" scams to keystroke loggers can compromise you 
personal and financial 
> information right at your home computer.
> 
> 1. DON'T reply to e-mails that ask you to reverify your personal 
information. Banks and 
> other places don't ask you to verify your personal information in 
conjunction with your PIN 
> # or Social Security #. And if your account or card EVER becomes 
compromised and the 
> bank is aware of it, they're gonna ask you to come into a branch 
to provide photo ID to 
> clear things up. Which is exactly what happened in my case.
> 
> 2. Be careful of what websites you visit, and DON'T download any 
unfamiliar files or 
> attachments from e-mails that you don't know what they are. 
Everything from keystroke 
> loggers, to porn dialers can be downloaded and installed if you 
don't pay attention (the 
> latter dials international #'s where your call keeps getting 
forwarded, and bills your for the 
> individual toll charges each time the single call gets forwarded 
to another country).
> 
> 3. Clear out those old cookies and Spyware! Some websites don't 
actually store your 
> financial information on them. YOU store it on YOUR hard drive 
inside of a cookie. Spyware 
> too can scan for information like this as well!
> 
> Not only is it a good idea to run updated antivirus software, but 
anytime you suspect any 
> type of fraud, ESPECIALLY involving your PC, get it checked out!
> 
> The best scanner online that's free is right here, and it's one 
I've always reccomended to 
> customers/guests that I deal with:
> 
> http://housecall.trendmicro.com/
> 
> It's free, and Java based so that it doesn't install anything onto 
your computer. What's the 
> catch you ask? While it detects infections and risks, it doesn't 
uninstall nor correct them. 
> They'll give you information and instructions on how to manually 
remove viruses and 
> infections, but the scanner will not do it for you. With a bit of 
computer savy though, 
> manually removing infections isn't difficult at all. And even if 
you use a virus scanner 
> already, it still doesn't hurt to run it through this one too.
> 
> To get rid of your Spyware, try Ad Aware. I've been amazed by how 
many computers I've 
> had this run on, and found large amounts of Spyware installed 
upon. This too is free.
> 
> http://www.lavasoftusa.com/products/ad_aware_free.php
> 
> I'm only now starting to pay regular attention to community news 
here, and this is the first 
> that I've heard of this. What I'm wondering about here is what 
else you and other fraud 
> victims might have in common? Being members of the same message 
boards, perhaps a 
> webcrawler got a hold of everyone's e-mail addresses, and may very 
well have sent you all 
> infected e-mails that could have been opened, or something else? 
Spyware, and even 
> recently an actual virus were discovered to have finally been 
transmitted by banner ads 
> like the one you see at the top of the page here. So to 
investigate things, other than 
> ordering from DMCH, what do you and the other victims have in 
common? And have you 
> filed a police report yet?
> 
> -Robert
> vin 6585 "X"
>




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