Online fraudsters love webmail, true

Online fraudsters favour easy to set-up webmail accounts when perpetrating online fraud. Yahoo! accounts come first in a list of the top ten email addresses used by online card fraudsters compiled by Early Warning UK, a scheme set up to help retailers avoid credit card fraud.

Early Warning has established a database of fraudsters that includes tens of thousands of entries. Subscribers to its CardAware protection service add hundreds more each month. Analysis of the last three years' data shows webmail services (such as Yahoo! and Hotmail) are preferred by crooks. Email addresses are a vital tool for fraudsters because without them it's very difficult to place orders online. Online fraudsters love webmail - true | Channel Register

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