back to article Crooks abusing Facebook to offer credit card samples

Crooks are using social networks like Facebook to offer free samples of stolen credit cards. Facebook is “not proactive enough” in dealing with the threat, according to Daniel Cohen, head of anti-fraud service for RSA in Israel. A simple search of “cvv2” inside Facebook turns up several stolen credit card freebie sample …

  1. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Just one reason

    to obliterate (soldering iron may be needed) your CV2 after memorising it.

    It's never needed if you use your card in store (although I am aware of at least one shop which gets its customers to transact as CNP purchases).

    1. Mahhn

      Re: Just one reason

      It isn't stolen off the back of the card, silly Anonymous Coward.

      It's stolen from a transaction that happened in the past.

      Unless that is, you are flashing nude photos of your card on the net.

      1. Anonymous Coward
        Anonymous Coward

        Re: It's stolen from a transaction that happened in the past.

        In which case someones PCI-DSS compliance has lied - thus removing any liability from the cardholder.

    2. Ben Boyle

      Re: Just one reason

      No need for a soldering iron with my bank - the CVV number rubs off after a couple of weeks of wallet exercising activity with no help from anyone.

      Which is great right before Christmas when you need to make an online purchase and can't remember it :/

    3. paulf Silver badge
      Pirate

      Re: Just one reason

      @AC

      "(although I am aware of at least one shop which gets its customers to transact as CNP purchases)."

      Which stores are these?

      In the UK at least a retailer should be using Chip and Pin to authorise in person transactions if they are to be protected from fraudulent card use (or 3D verification like Verified by Visa/Mastercard Securecode for online purchases). If they're doing in person transactions as Cardholder Not Present that's particularly suspicious!

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  3. Mark 85 Silver badge

    What?

    Crooks are using social networks like Facebook to offer free samples of stolen credit cards.

    Crooks are using FB? Who would have thought.....?

    1. Captain DaFt

      Re: What?

      "Crooks are using FB? Who would have thought.....?"

      For some reason, the phrase, "You'll never find a greater hive of scum and villainy.", springs to mind.

  4. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    That's soooo last Tuesday

    Not the article; it's very timely and interesting.

    What kind of lazy, behind-the-times crooks use keyboards to post the data on Facebook? Were they drooling over their skimmers when the entire internet proclaimed "livestream all the things"?!

    They should have at least posted videos of themselves turning the cards fronts and backs the camera. It's total disrespect for their Friends and followers and failure to cater to the new audiences media consumption preferences! Personally, I'm not inclined to "Like" it unless they've also streamed video of someone inserting it into the reader and punching in the pin.

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