Is buying indie games with the money from the stolen credit cards good or bad idea?
Hypothethical situation triggeredy by recent G2A statement.
I would love to hear your opinion.
Gaming community suggests that most of keys on G2A are purchased by stolen credit cards. This is obviously stupid because you cant buy game keys on Steam or Origin. Transaction adds a game to the library - you dont see the key you can sell. So only small amout of indie devs running their stores is potentially vulnerable. Or are they? That's the case. Imagine you got $20k on stolen credit cards. Ready to be used. Would you spend that cash on some indie games. Do you think it is a good way to cash out the money? If yes, Is G2A good place to sell the keys aftewards or you would rather pick other place?
I am wondering if G2A is actually bullshitting or this is indeed stupid idea and there are better/easier things to buy to cash out the money.
A common way carders get around this is triangulation fraud, see KrebsOnSecurity
An auction fraudster sets up one (or multiple) eBay accounts and sells legitimate products. A customer buys the item from the seller (fraudster) on eBay and the money gets deposited in the fraudster’s PayPal account.
The fraudster then takes the eBay order information to another online retailer which sells the same item, buys the item using stolen credit card data, and has the item shipped to the address of the eBay customer that is expecting the item. The fraudster then walks away with the money.