Band steals credit cards to download their own songs on iTunes!

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  1. Airforcekid macrumors 65816

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    What a novel way to make money. Morons. Like somebody wouldn't twig that all these stolen cards are buying the same thing, repeatedly... What a joke.
     
  3. Airforcekid thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Cant feel sorry for them there dumb.
     
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    Its the idea they wouldnt have gotten caught like using the limewire store.
     
  6. bartelby macrumors Core

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    The idea wasn't to get the songs, which they already have as they wrote them. The idea was to get the money.
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    I'd love to know who are/were the band responsible.
     
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    6 men and 3 women? Thats a big band. :D

    S Club 9
     
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    If they wanted to hear their own music, they could just pick up their instruments and start playing.
     
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    Since this is news it sounds to me like a bit of free publicity.
     
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    Wow, dumb move but the royalties were pretty big. Still inevitable that they got caught, they must have had dollar fever and couldn't think straight.

    It wasn't a band, it was a gang and one of them was a Dj who made a number of tracks and got them onto iTunes for d/l. It's a pretty modern crime thinking about it, but the virtual trail with something like this is nigh on impossible to escape.
     
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    http://upc.*************/uploads/smilies/LOLbunny.gif

    Pretty slick.

    I really want to know who the band is. No wait, I don't. I'm tired of idiots getting all the publicity.
     
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    This was a simple money laundering scheme. The purpose was to hand over stolen money to some one who would hand you back half of it but from a "clean" source. This was actually a very smart idea. They would get a check from Apple and Amazon to very repectable companies. There would be no direct paper trail leading from the CCs to the royaly checks. It's a smart scam.

    If it took both the FBI and Scotlland Yard years to tack them down then They almost got away with it. The reason they got casught was the reason most criminals get caught, they were greedy. If they had quit after 60 days they would never have been detected.

    That is the problem with steeling credit cards. How to turn 10,000 CC numbers into cash? Amazon and the like will only ship the CC's billing address and you can't

    I bet this happens a LOT. But if the amounts stay at under $1K per month the FBI will not bother with you. These guys just got greedy
     
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    yeah I guess it is money laundering. but how stupid I mean it's easy to detect fraudulent purchases since an obscure band that goes from being virtually unknown in sales to a a sudden surge in sales over a few days is highly suspicious especially when it appears that there's no reason for their sudden rise to popularity.
     

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