$7 Million dollar annual gift card marketplace on Craigslist

The second-hand gift card marketplace is alive and well, and finally a dollar value can be put on it.  The paper presents statistics on nearly 100,000 gift card advertisements on the popular classifieds site.  Find out the top 10 industry sectors affected, top 10 cities and states where gift cards are sold, and the average…mm

Prepaid Debit Cards add layer of anonymity for fraudsters

A $100 gift card for $80.  Does that sound like a tantalizing deal?  Well chances are that card can be part of a larger fraud ring.  Fraudsters now purchase these cards only to write the bank account and routing information, and the purchasers are inadvertently helping to launder the fraudster’s money.  Many of these prepaid…mm