- The art of the Con
Some of these frauds are rather basic in their fundamentals
while others are highly technical in their composition. A valuable resource
has always been telephone calling cards with their built in banks of phone access.
In this particular case Bosanac was a hacker extraordinaire and was able to
access the phone companyâ€™s computers and down load access codes relating to
company calling cards. He had created his own software program, which automated
the project and was able to hack his way into cards having a value of just under
$1 million dollars when he was arrested.
However, it is the rule rather than the exception
as to credit or calling cards being printed onto the web for fun and profit.
Any number of sites seem to thin that it is camp to display the live numbers
of a literally infinite number of usable cards. Moreover, beyond the cards that
are placed on the net, there are also computer software programs available,
which will create logic combinations that will create or duplicate numbers that
should relate to real credit cards. Amazingly while scanning the net, I came
upon one of the sites and not believing my own eyes I was able to create a software
program, which spewed out these pseudo cards like it was going out of style
In any event, Bosanac pleaded guilty to possession
of unauthorized access devices and computer fraud. The last we checked, he was
still in the slammer.