Committing credit card fraud is still "ridiculously easy to do," he says. Secret Service, helping to infiltrate the online underground and training agents in the latest fraud techniques."Anyone with a computer and 0 could start making money tomorrow." After his conviction, De Felippi faced eight years in prison, but under a plea deal he agreed to community service and to pay back more than 0,000 in restitution. His help led to the arrests of five to 15 people over two years. In college, I started selling fake IDs to make a little extra money.For the Pay Pal scam, I was trying to find people around my age or younger, so I targeted college and universities.
"I would make fake IDs to go with them, and then I'd buy laptops or other expensive items in the store and sell them on e Bay," he says.
De Felippi was also involved in several other kinds of scams, including phishing schemes that exploited AOL and Pay Pal customers.
Then we'd say, "For security purposes we've removed your account information.
Please re-enter it." Credit Cards.com: Where did you get the e-mail addresses for your phishing schemes?
Credit Cards.com: How did your phishing scams work? The first one I did, I targeted AOL users, because I thought they would be less computer literate and more likely to fall for my scams.