WEB WTF - credit card fraud in our online store

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  1. M3Driver

    M3Driver New Member

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    I manage an online store for our company and we are getting bombarded by someone trying to make purchases using false info and cc numbers, but I have no idea why.

    Our products are just a few business books and CDs, nothing with any cash value, and the shipping addresses are false anyways (Name: jksdhfjkashdfb, address: alsjkfhalsdfha, Email: [email protected], etc) so they wouldn't even get the products.

    I was hoping someone may have some insight on this and why they would be doing this to our store, the only benefit I can think of would be if one went through it would mean the card info was accurate so they could buy something of actual value elsewhere.

    The transactions themselves are 20 identical transactions about a minute apart, with the only difference being the card numbers, and they are in the $1k to $2k range.

    I blocked the IPs (2 from indonesia, one from Switzerland) but they just change them.

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  2. Logik

    Logik Livin la vida broka

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    they're testing the cards before a large purchase.
     
  3. Comtrad

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    bingo
     
  4. pkr

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    :rofl:
     
  5. Kevin

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    :hsugh: wtf reply
     
  6. CyberBullets

    CyberBullets I reach to the sky, and call out your name. If I c

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    Yeah we get a few of those a month. Enabling 3D Secure fixed it, and it also pushes the chargeback claim onto the credit card company. Now we mostly deal with BS "product never received, product not what is described" but those are easy to prove. :)
     
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    Thats what I thought, except if one of the cards went through @ the $1900 avg charge they are trying to push, they would be likely to hit that 'large purchase' threshold and not be able to charge that much again elsewhere.
     
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    Now I found another thing volusion is missing: 3d secure

    I think my next thread will be asking which online store software is best
     
  9. Comtrad

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    We use ablecommerce and have verisign as the checkout service. It's very secure.
     

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