Streams

Episode 282: Inside The Credit Card Black Market

Friday, January 10, 2014

If you know the right people — and if you can get other criminals to vouch for you — you can go online and buy huge bundles of stolen credit cards.

As it turns out, Planet Money knows the right people.

On today's show, we sit in with Keith Mularski of the FBI. Mularski got so deep into this world that he wound up running a major criminal website.

He takes us to a giant online mall for stolen credit cards, where vendors offer discounts for repeat customers and banners advertise hacking and phishing tutorials.

Note: This episode was originally posted in 2011.

Subscribe to the podcast. Music: Beyonce's "Yoncé" and Daft Punk's "Harder Better Faster Stronger." Find us: Twitter/ Facebook/Spotify/ Tumblr. Download the Planet Money iPhone App.

Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.

Source: NPR

Tags:

Leave a Comment

Email addresses are required but never displayed.

Get the WNYC Morning Brief in your inbox.
We'll send you our top 5 stories every day, plus breaking news and weather.