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Deal!  Cloned cards sell for R$35 on social networks

Deal! Cloned cards sell for R$35 on social networks

Unashamedly, scammers have begun to use some social networks, for example, Twitter, to attract people interested in purchasing cloned cards. Also through apps like WhatsApp and Telegram, criminals are disseminating reports of alleged customers being satisfied with purchases by offering them products purchased with misplaced money.

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In some messages, texts like “Those who buy never regret it. The material is pure profit, let’s go high” refer to the trade openly on social networks.

crimes

The action consisted of several criminal practices, including wire fraud, identity theft, and unauthorized access to computers, as well as money laundering and conspiracy. It is still possible to choose packages depending on the available balance:

  • Classic card with a balance of R$300 for R$35
  • Type black with R900 salt for R80
  • Other balances between R$5,000 and R$8,000 have values ​​approximately R$460.

“success” cases

To win new clients, these social media profiles bring testimonials and “success” statuses. They are cell phones, air conditioners, video cards, and even smart TVs that are supposed to be bought with cards with the expenses forwarded to other people.

Although illegal trading pages are steadily being removed, criminals create new profiles as often as necessary. In short, the majority of trading cards originate from losses in bank branches, and come from automated frauds, financial data leakage and selling on the Internet. dark web.

Digital security

Despite increased investments by the public and private sectors in technology and the legal framework to protect citizens from fraud and data leakage, the Brazilian Association of Credit Card Companies and Services believes that the digital world remains challenging.

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That’s because more than 98% of face-to-face card purchases are made with cards with a chip in them, which reduces the chances of cloning. In the digital environment, many banks use technologies to try to defraud scammers. For this, geolocation tools are used to validate purchases.

In practice, there is an intersection between the behavior of the cardholder and the location where the transaction takes place. Thus, it is possible to indicate the possibility of card cloning.

Finally, when it comes to measures in the public domain, the biggest challenge is to use legal devices to protect user privacy and punish data leakage.