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July 6, 2007 at 6:44 pm #603751AnonymousInactive
Terrorism’s Hook Into Your Inbox
U.K. Case Shows Link Between Online Fraud and Jihadist Networks
According to documents obtained by washingtonpost.com, the three men used stolen credit card numbers to make purchases at hundreds of online stores, armed with shopping lists of items that fellow jihadists might need in the field. Authorities also say the men laundered funds from stolen credit card accounts through more than a dozen online gambling Web sites.
Al-Daour also allegedly laundered money through online gambling sites — using accounts set up with stolen credit card numbers and victims’ identities — running up thousand-dollar tabs at sites like AbsolutePoker.com, BetFair.com, BetonBet.com, Canbet.com, Eurobet.com, NoblePoker.com and ParadisePoker.com, among others. All told, al-Daour and other members of the group conducted 350 transactions at 43 different online wagering sites, using more than 130 compromised credit card accounts. It didn’t matter if they lost money on their wagering. Winnings were withdrawn and transferred to online bank accounts the men controlled.