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Stolen Credit Card Sites Have Hidden Fees—Just Like the Credit Cards Themselves

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Did you know that credit card details are sold for around $1.50 each? What might cost you hundreds or even thousands (not to mention the stress), costs black market-buyers less than a coffee, as Krebs On Security discovered.

Just like in McDonalds, where you walk in with a desire for a Coke and come out with a burger and fries as well, these stolen credit card sites also have hidden upgrade fees. After signing up for an account at one of the sites,, Krebs was encouraged to buy UK cards for $4, or to narrow a search to a particular wealthy area for an extra 60 cents.


It does beg the question, however—how do you pay for these stolen credit card details? With more stolen credit card details? [Krebs via BoingBoing]