Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Amazon and CC scam

Boingboing points to two different frauds. One on and one offline.

The first one, involves a point of sale terminal that is hacked to record the card's number and pin while faking a succesful transaction.

The second one, involves social engineering and scaming Amazon. Personaly I do not mind much scamming Amazon, as long as its customers remain safe, due to cheap (and wasteful) marketing techniques used by Amazon ie lighting deals.

So using order numbers and other info, the scammer is able to request a resend of undelivered items to a different address than the original buyer's.