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can billing companies tell if you're using a vcc vs a legitmate cc?

Discussion in 'Affiliate Programs' started by dirtbag, Aug 13, 2008.

  1. dirtbag

    dirtbag Senior Member

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    say you had 100 vcc's and used them to signup for promotions, would the biller be able to tell they were all vcc's and smell something fishy? or would it come through like any other 100 cc's?
     
  2. The Oracle

    The Oracle Newbie

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    They could by tracing the BIN (first 4 or 6 digits of a card). Maxmind offers the service. There used to be a large publicly accessible database of BINs around the world.

    Here is a list anyway:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Bank_Identification_Numbers

    It is of course possible to code a script to flag orders placed using cards with certain BINs.