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Saturday, July 07, 2007

Scammers give to charities to test stolen credit cards

Scammers using stolen credit cards to make small donations to online charities. Security researchers believe the donations are being made to test whether a stolen card is still active.

According to security company Symantec, bank behavior monitors may be less likely to pick up on donations to charities. Legitimate charitable donations are not daily transactions for anyone with a credit card, and so it would be difficult to determine if they are out of the norm.

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