How eBay scammers turned Nespresso lovers into money mules

Tech 11-8-2019 Mashable 22
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Nina Kollars just wanted a cheaper cup of coffee. Stumbling across an online credit card fraud ring was simply an added bonus. 

As she explained to a crowd at the annual DEF CON hacking conference in Las Vegas, the associate professor at the Naval War College didn't set out to become an unwitting money mule accidentally helping to defraud senior citizens, but hey, not everything goes the way you think it will. 

Kollars, a fan of Nespresso coffee pods, had found what seemed to be an amazing deal on eBay: 200 of the pods listed at half price. So she placed her order, and, soon after paying via PayPal, her order arrived — along with a brand-new $280 Nespresso espresso maker that she hadn't ordered or paid for. Read more...

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