Stolen credit card information used in iTunes scam

A band of men have been charged with using stolen credit card information to buy downloads of songs, thousands of times per track, that they themselves uploaded to Amazon and iTunes.

They fenced £500,000 from more than 5000 downloads in a year and a half. Even a teen was part of the gang, confessing to a couple thousand offences. The others are due to face the charges next month.

If you have access to others’ credit card information, like working as a clerk at a store, it could be done. Uploading songs to Amazon and iTunes is a breeze with services such as Tunecore. Lastly, it doesn’t matter the quality of the song. So starving no name recording labels could perpetrate just such a fraud to survive. However, no one should expect to escape Scott-free. The banks watch credit cards closer than you can imagine.