Adam Liss


A system and method are disclosed to trace the source of a credit card scammer using a single use duress credit card number. If someone receives a request for credit card information, the potential victim can respond by providing a fake duress number. The duress number can be obtained via a special service set up for that purpose. The duress credit card number is generated and provided to the potential victim. The scammer uses the duress number to verify/charge the account via standard mechanisms. The verification/charges appear to succeed, but no funds are transferred; instead, the scammer’s identity is captured and sent to the appropriate authority. The authorities can easily trace the source of the scammer using the captured identity.

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