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Criminal Charges: Volume III

Jeremy Simon

They say the third time’s the charm — and for my latest collection of credit card crime tales have I got a group of charming criminals for you: an informant known as “SoupNazi,” a duo who steal credit cards from hospitals and a former college basketball player who accepts a car ride in exchange for the driver’s credit card.
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“Wardriving” in the era of overpriced gasoline

Jeremy Simon

In what United States law enforcement deemed “the single largest and most complex identity theft case ever charged in this country,” 11 international citizens were charged Tuesday in a case that involved “wardriving” hack attacks on nine major U.S. companies. The global identity theft ring netted 40 million credit card and debit card account numbers by essentially eavesdropping electronically.
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