Undercover Investigation: Credit Card Fraud and Identity Theft on the Rise

You won't believe how easy it is for thieves to steal your identity and information.
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ABC news investigation tens of millions of Americans are victims of credit card theft every year -- -- tonight here. See what happens when ABC's Byron Pitts asks that -- to teach him. They had no idea he was a reporter. You don't need to be pick pocketed to have your credit -- -- It happens to at least forty million people every year electronically. In eighteen billion dollar a year Internet based business. Remember the hackers -- broken the target system. That credit card information is then distributed in an underground web world most of Yasser unaware when we just in the search for how to get credit card numbers that work in 2014. We got 26200. Results some Galvin with the online watchdog group digital citizens alliance showed us how it works. Reaching one -- claiming he could provide credit card and Social Security numbers -- twenty dollars per car. Every single car -- see you back later. All the won the big blocker people are great tribute occurred. The men on the phone is what's called a Carter the broker between those who stole the information and anyone wanting to buy it -- called him to. He told me if I about a hundred credit card numbers he'd also provide a how to manual. Like stealing money for dummies while you can use the numbers for online sales or make your own car. Machines that are perfectly legal and easily bought one month. -- what they're right and Amazon about 175 dollars -- for raunchy is a former US Secret Service agent. As a test he duplicated his own cars took the fake one to a department store so you took a blank card like this car into a store. Handed to a teller. Correct they took it didn't look at it swiped it swiped it. New security technology is already available in Europe they come into the US next year. In the meantime Carter's our heart to stop experts tell us for now -- your best protection vigilance checked your -- statements frequently. Reporting anything suspicions. Byron Pitts ABC news New York.

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