When you’re scanning your credit card statement this holiday season, there are certain types of purchases you might want to keep an eye out for. In a sampling of nearly 3 million attempted fraudulent transactions over the last six months, the San Francisco-based sales fraud detection company Forter created a list of the top items it found fraudsters purchase with other people’s credit cards. Criminals these days have plenty of options to steal credit card information: For example, they can hack retailers, place skimmers on ATMs or gas pumps, and — if they don’t have hacking skills — buy your information on the black market for just a few dollars. Bill Zielke, chief marketing officer at Forter, says credit card thieves make functional purchases. Pizza and Red Bull are good late-night fuel for part-time criminals who stay up in search of ways to hack into retailers’ websites, he says. Source: http://www.marketwatch.com/story/18-most-popular-things-fraudsters-buy-with-your-credit-card-2015-11-24
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