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A 26 year-old Turkish carder has received a record 332-year prison sentence for defrauding 54 customers. Onur Kopçak was charged after he stole and resold customer credit cards to other criminals. Turkish media report the man received a 135-year sentence for stealing 11 credit cards handed down by the Mersin third Criminal …

  1. ratfox Silver badge
    Devil

    It sure is good to know that seeing such sentences are handed, people will stop hacking and become honest citizens! I mean, once your crimes are already good a hundred years in jail, anybody would immediately stop doing illegal acts, in order to avoid risking further prison sentences!

    1. Mike Shepherd

      Nice theory

      Nice theory, contradicted by thousands of years of reality.

      1. Intractable Potsherd Silver badge

        Re: Nice theory

        ratfox was being sarcastic, Mike.

  2. Colin Miller

    Made-Off

    This makes Bernie's Madoff's 150 year sentence for running the largest Ponzi schemes look positively lenient.

  3. Mark 85 Silver badge

    Given the choice between 6 months in a Turkish prison or 6 years a Gitmo... I'd be asking for Cuba. Maybe it's the so-called "deterrent effect" which only works on those who think they might get caught? Since most crims never think they'll be caught.. there is no deterrent.

    I've got a couple of friends that have been victims of ID theft and credit card 'games'..... they went through hell sorting the mess out. They might see things differently... like hanging is too good for the cirms.

  4. Doctor Syntax Silver badge

    "and seven months"

    Nice to see courts giving such attention to detail.

  5. AndrueC Silver badge
    Joke

    And I bet he'll be out in 166 years. Bloody liberals.

  6. abubasim
    Devil

    Spending the rest of your life in a Turkish prison: a fate worse than death?

  7. Tom 7 Silver badge

    Why is it only very primitive countries

    have these ridiculous sentences. Its like watching a four year old meting out justice.

    1. Queasy Rider

      Re: Why is it only very primitive countries

      "Justice." ????

    2. Mike Shepherd

      Re: Why is it only very primitive countries

      Yes, but the United States....oh...maybe you're right.

  8. nevstah

    will they keep him on life support/stasis so he can see it through??

  9. GitMeMyShootinIrons

    Doing serious porridge...

    He'll be watching Captain Kirk's five year mission live from his prison cell. Well, the pile of bones in the corner will be.

  10. walter.bishop Silver badge
    Linux

    Turkish carder defrauding 54 customers ..

    I thought he defrauded the bank using stolen Credit Card numbers. Who was it that thought it would be a good idea to use CC for online financial transactions. A solution to such online fraud is totally banning the use of Credit Card for Internet transactions.

  11. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    He is now officially

    The only man on earth with enough guaranteed time to read a EULA...assuming he outlives his sentence.

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