Mogul of Pineapples wrote:I haven't heard that one before. It sounds like a somewhat sophisticated operation. I don't know how useful emails would be for them though. Most retailers mask your credit card number when they email you the receipt.
If that's common then either customers are being careless with their card info or there's a big breach of security going on at the banks.
Yes. That's what I thought as well. Look it up online. There are videos showing some of these boiler room operations in hina. I'm not a gamer so I don't really understand what their motivation/payoff is but it is apparently a big deal.
It is also possible, if you poke around the right places online, to buy list of thousands of credit card numbers. Someone is sniffing those out in some automated way! And let's not forget, teh security of DVDs was hacked very quickly. The DES standard used by banks was also cracked several years ago.
Look up "gold farming"...