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Buying preloaded paypal accounts... wtf?!

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by RedStain, Oct 23, 2012.

  1. RedStain

    RedStain Regular Member

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    Hey guys so Im just curious as to if anyone has ever heard of this before... Obviously its not legal but a friend of mine just told me that she knows of a hacker that is se-lling preloaded stealth paypal accounts. They have $500 already on them and he se-lls them for $100. Sounds like a total scam to me because why wouldn't this so called hacker keep all the money himself? The friend said she doesn't know why, that "he does this stuff all the time and doesn't need the money because hes a hacker" was about the extent of her explanation. Sounds like newb cr-ap to me but she just purchased one from him and is going to transfer it to herself (she hasn't received it yet) so I will know here soon if it is even real. I am not asking about this out of interest in buying them myself because it sounds too risky even if it were legitimate but I am just wondering if anyone has ever heard of this type of thing. Please I would like some educated responses here, not just simple "sounds like a scam" replies because I have already said that. No need for reiteration :) P.S. I apologize for all the "-" between words. For some reason this post was triggering the mod system.
     
  2. Tenizen

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    Its not a scam, really. Alot of people do this in the deep web, typically selling these accounts for bitcoins. If you know how t load the money from that account onto something, say, like a prepaid card that is shipped to a location for you to pick up with no cameras around...
    You just made a $400 profit.
     
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    FYI, your friend shouldn't send the money directly to herself. From my understanding, it would be best to trail the money around or 'white-wash' it through a fake paypal account you own under a different IP.
     
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    They are not preloaded accounts they are phished accounts... :facepalm
     
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    This made me laugh, as dariobl said they could be phished accounts. Basically said hacker has somehow got people to log in to a fake pp account and got there details or he has installed a rat (root administration tool) onto there computer and run a keylogger or the owner of the account was stupid enough to let the computer save the password for them and he ripped it straight from there computer. He then sells the accounts for $100 because he knows as soon as some money is gone from the paypal account the authorities will be notified and it's just a matter of time before they start tracing the i.p. Even if he was behind a vpn/proxy when transferring the money the police would simply go from bank to bank tracing where it got transferred to until they fount the account it was withdrawn from.

    Just my 2 cent, your mate would do better to get a real job instead of buying a hacked account, or better yet!! Do what the rest of us do and get into IM :p

    The only perk I could see from buying one of them accounts is you get a roof over your head, 3 square meals a day, free access to a gym and get to share a 6ft by 6ft room with a complete stranger that's liable to still your money and tobacco.
     
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  6. RedStain

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    Great response! I am very aware of how the process goes for erasing a money trail but I was just thinking that if this guy is so good at his "hacking/phishing" or whatever method he used to obtain it, then why cant he erase the money trail himself and keep 100% of the money? Possibly so not to have to deal with all the effort put into it I suppose... but thanks! Cleared this up for me so I dont think my friend is a complete wacko for even considering the legitimacy haha.
     
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    Do you really thing that cashing out paypal is so easy ?
     
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    exXtr@ Power Member

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    Yes it's real , and you can compare it to ppl that are selling CC info , they just go for the quick cash and let other ppl take the risk to cash it out.

    But if you somehow manage to find a way to cash these accounts out ( there are a few good methods out there ) , you can make a nice chuck of cash. But if they do manage to trace your ass , well ... see ya in a few years
     
  9. RedStain

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    Did you really think that I ever thought it was easy? I just said I am very aware of how to erase a money trail.