Nigeria and credit cards

Get credit card fraud help: For victims of credit card fraud and identity theft, and those that can help.
6 posts
User avatar
Mogul of Pineapples
Centurion Member
Centurion Member
Posts: 1271
Joined: Sun Jun 01, 2008 11:32 pm
Location: Smogland

Nigeria and credit cards

Postby Mogul of Pineapples » Wed Sep 24, 2008 10:28 am

Google has a new tool that let's you type in a word to see it's search popularity. It won't give you numbers of searches but only how popular a word is overall. I was on there checking out the popularity of some words I will not mention haha but when I typed in "credit cards" this is what it showed me as far as geographic interest is concerned:


Something tells me the Nigerians and Ghanians (sp?) aren't looking because they want to improve their credit score.
Disclosure: I am a moderator/paid staff of this site, which does have advertising relationships with some credit cards that are discussed and linked to. Regardless, anything I say is my honest opinion.

Current Cards:
American Express: Blue Cash, Simply Cash Bank of America: WorldPoints Platinum Plus Chase: Amazon, British Airways, Cash Plus Rewards, Freedom, Ink Cash Citi: Thank You Premier, Dividend Platinum Select Discover: More
Primary Everyday Card: American Express Blue Cash
Primary Travel Card: Chase Sapphire Preferred

User avatar
Centurion Member
Centurion Member
Posts: 567
Joined: Tue Apr 22, 2008 12:44 am
Location: Zuma

Postby Cucumber » Thu Sep 25, 2008 1:51 am

Hmmmmm...... the same people that bring us those emails offering us millions if we only give them our bank account numbers so they can supposedly transfer that money to our account. :rolleyes:

What is with all this financial scamming crap coming from Nigeria? I swear dude they seem to be like the financial scamming capital of the world.

No, wait... never mind...

that would be Wall Street. :ppp
Stop talking crap about him!

User avatar
Centurion Member
Centurion Member
Posts: 416
Joined: Sat Apr 26, 2008 9:12 pm
Location: the edge of the world

Postby fffresh » Thu Sep 25, 2008 10:22 pm

The scam artists in Nigeria and Indonesia consider credit card fraud a sport. The governments and law enforcement in these countries are so corrupt themselves you often hear of them co-conspiring with the criminals themselves. I've heard countless stories of them contacting merchants here and attempting large orders. An acquitence of mine that owned an auto parts store said a man from Nigeria contacted him to buy 14 sets up wheels. The Nigerian claimed he owned an auto parts store in his country and that is why he needed them. These con artists will stop at nothing to lie, cheat, and steal their way in life.

What they do is take a valid credit card number and find a processor as a partner in crime. Together they will randomly try expiration dates with that number until they find one that works. It's a time consuming process but apparently very lucrative in these third world countries.

This is why many merchants ask for the last 3 digits on the back of cards known as "V" or the "VCC" code. This is a number which is never recorded so randomly guessing this would be much harder to do.

Gold Member
Gold Member
Posts: 29
Joined: Sat Jul 26, 2008 2:55 pm
Location: OBX

Postby goober » Mon Sep 29, 2008 1:49 am

so are you saying that nice offer I got in my email from a random spammy address like really didn't want to give me a $30 million either?

shucks i'm bummed now... HA!

Green Member
Green Member
Posts: 5
Joined: Sun Sep 28, 2008 8:21 am
Location: USA

Postby Herman65 » Tue Sep 30, 2008 5:21 am

I must be on the Nigerian main list. I get 3-4 messages every morning to start my day out. I must have won trillions by now lol.

Centurion Member
Centurion Member
Posts: 157
Joined: Mon Sep 29, 2008 8:51 pm
Location: US

Postby Floppster » Tue Sep 30, 2008 6:38 pm

Herman65 wrote:I must be on the Nigerian main list. I get 3-4 messages every morning to start my day out. I must have won trillions by now lol.

Perfect than it won't be a problem to throw in the 700 Billion to catch the financial crisis :D
Intellectuals solve problems. Geniuses prevent them.
- Albert Einstein 1879-1955

Return to “Credit Card Fraud”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 0 guests