Guide: The Art of Carding From the inFECTion Cookbook
Obtaining a credit card number: There are many ways to obtain the information needed to card something. The most important things needed are the card number and the expiration date. Having the card-holders name doesn’t hurt, but it is not essential. The absolute best way to obtain all the information needed is by trashing. The way this is done is simple. You walk around your area or any other area and find a store, mall, supermarket, etc., that throws their garbage outside on the sidewalk or dumpster. Rip the bag open and see if you can find any carbons at all. If you find little shreds of credit card carbons, then it is most likely not worth your time to tape together.
Find a store that does not rip their carbons at all or only in half. Another way is to bullshit the number out of someone.
That is call them up and say “Hello, this is Visa security and we have a report that your card was stolen.”
They will deny it and you will try to get it out of them from that point on.
You could say, “It wasn’t stolen? Well what is the expiration date and maybe we can fix the problem…. Ok and what is the number on your card?……Thank you very much and have a nice day.” Or think of something to that degree.
Another way to get card numbers is through systems such as TRW and CBI, this is the hard way, and probably not worth the trouble, unless you are an expert on the system. Using credit card numbers posted on BBS’s is risky. The only advantage is that there is a good chance that other people will use it, thus decreasing the chances of being the sole-offender. The last method of getting numbers is very good also. In most video rental stores, they take down your credit card number when you join to back-up your rentals. So if you could manage to steal the list or make a copy of it, then you are set for a LONG time.
Choosing a victim: Once you have the card number, it is time to make the order. The type of places that are easiest to victimize are small businesses that do mail order or even local stores that deliver. If you have an ad for a place with something you want and the order number is NOT a 1-800 number then chances are better that you will succeed. Ordering: When you call the place up to make the order, you must have several things readily at hand.
These are the things you will need:
A name, telephone number, business phone, card number (4 digit bank code if the card is MasterCard), expiration date, and a complete shipping and billing address. I will talk about all of these in detail. A personal tip: When I call to make an order, it usually goes much smoother if the person you are talking to is a woman. In many cases they are more gullible than men.
The name: You could use the name on the card or the name of the person who you are going to send the merchandise to. Or you could use the name on the card and have it shipped to the person who lives at the drop (Say it is a gift or something). The name is really not that important because when the company verifies the card, the persons name is never mentioned, EXCEPT when you have a Preferred Visa card. Then the name is mentioned. You can tell if you have a Preferred Visa card by the PV to the right of the expiration date on the carbon. Nophone all day long waiting for the company to call (Which they will), then the phone number to give them as your home-phone could be one of the following:
A number that is ALWAYS busy, a number that ALWAYS rings, a payphone number, low end of a loop (and you will wait on the other end), or a popular BBS. NEVER give them your home phone because they will find out as soon as the investigation starts who the phone belongs to. The best thing would be to have a payphone call forward your house (via Cosm) The business number: When asked for, repeat the number you used for your home phone.
Card number: The cards you will use will be Visa, Mastercard, and American Express. The best is by far Visa. It is the most straight-forward. Mastercard is pretty cool except for the bank code. When they ask for the bank code, they sometimes also ask for the bank that issued it.
When they ask that just say the biggest bank you know of in your area. Try to avoid American Express. They tend to lead full scale investigations. Unfortunately, American Express is the most popular card out.
When telling the person who is taking your call the card number, say it slow, clear, and with confidence. e.g. CC# is 5217-1234-5678-9012. Pause after each set of four so you don’t have to repeat it.
Expiration date: The date must be at LEAST in that month. It is best to with more than three months to go. The address: More commonly referred to as the ‘drop’. Well the drop can range from an abandoned building to your next door neighbors apartment. If you plan to send it to an apartment building then be sure NOT to include an apartment number.
This will confuse UPS or postage men a little and they will leave the package in the lobby. Here is a list of various drops: The house next door whose family is on vacation, the apartment that was just moved out of, the old church that will be knocked down in six months, your friends house who has absolutely nothing to do with the type of merchandise you will buy and who will also not crack under heat from feds, etc..
There are also services that hold merchandise for you, but personally I would not trust them. And forget about P.O. Boxes because you need ID to get one and most places don’t ship to them anyway. Other aspects of carding:Verifying cards, seeing if they were reported stolen.
Verifying cards: Stores need to verify credit cards when someone purchases something with one. They call up a service that checks to see if the customer has the money in the bank. The merchant identifies himself with a merchant number. The service then holds the money that the merchant verified on reserve. When the merchant sends in the credit card form, the service sends the merchant the money.
The service holds the money for three days and if no form appears then it is put back into the bank. The point is that if you want to verify something then you should verify it for a little amount and odds are that there will be more in the bank. The good thing about verification is that if the card doesn’t exist or if it is stolen then the service will tell you. To verify MasterCard and Visa try this number. It is voice:1-800-327-1111 merchant code is 596719.
Stolen cards: Mastercard and Visa come out with a small catalog every week where they publish EVERY stolen or fraudulantly used card. I get this every week by trashing the same place on the same day. If you ever find it trashing then try to get it every week.
Identifying cards: Visa card numbers begin with a 4 and have either 13 or 16 digits. MasterCard card numbers begin with a 5 and have 16 digits. American Express begins with a 3 and has 15 digits. They all have the formats of the following:
3xxx-xxxxxx-xxxxx American Express
Gold cards: A gold card simply means that credit is good for $5000. Without a gold card, credit would be normally $2000. To recognize a gold card on a carbon there are several techniques: American Express-none. Visa-PV instead of CV. Note-When verifying a PV Visa, you have to have the real name of the cardholder. Mastercard-An asterix can signify a gold card, but this changes depending when the card was issued.
I am going to type out a dialog between a carder and the phone operator to help you get the idea.
Operator: “Over-priced Computer Goods, may I help you?”
Carder: “Hi, I would like to place an order please.”
Operator: “Sure, what would you like to order?”
Carder: “400 generic disks and a double density drive.”
Operator: “Ok, is there anything else?”
Carder: “No thank you, that’s all for today.”
Operator: “Ok, how would you like to pay for this? MasterCard or Visa?”
Carder: “Visa.” Operator: “And your name is?”
Carder: “Lenny Lipshitz.” (Name on card)
Operator: “And your Visa card number is?”
Carder: “4240-419-001-340” (Invalid card)
Operator: “Expiration date?”
Operator: “And where would you like the package shipped to?”
Carder: “6732 Goatsgate Port. Paris,texas,010166.”
Operator: “And what is your home telephone number?”
Carder: “212-724-9970” (This number is actually always busy)
Operator: “I will also need your business phone number in case we have to reach you.”
Carder: “You can reach me at the same number. 212-724-9970”
Operator: “O.K. Thank you very much and have nice day.”
Carder: “Excuse me, when will the package arrive?”
Operator: “In six to seven days UPS.”
Carder: “Thanks alot, and have a pleasant day.”
Now you wait 6-7 days when the package will arrive to the address which is really a house up for sale. There will be a note on the door saying, “Hello UPS, please leave all packages for Lenny Lipshitz in the lobby or porch. Thanks alot, Lenny Lipshitz” (Make the signature half-way convincing)
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