An alleged big-time old-school credit card data reseller was arrested in France and extradited to America after Department of Justice investigators arranged to buy some credit card data off him via ICQ. His reign as king jerk may have ended, but the flash cartoon he used to promote his netherworldly services is still online (NSFW).
The cartoon positions uses broadly sketched national stereotypes to position credit card data theft as a way for international miscreants to buy the fast cars, electronics, and loose women of their dreams and get one over on stupid Americans, as depicted by a spurs-wearing Texan, and Condoleezza Rice (whose eyes fall out of her head) and an uncomfortable George Bush (who shoots himself in the head). Over an American flag, the words, “We are all your sons, America” appear, followed by a commie-hatted gold-toothed Russian wearing a necklace with a giant gold Euro on it who points a finger at the reader. “BadB wants you!” say the titles.
You know something is wrong about the war on credit card fraud when a stolen credit card data reseller has his own ad campaign.
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