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Credit card fraud prevention experts Retail Decisions have detailed the four most fraud prone products on the internet this holiday season, and wouldn't you know it, three of them are video game related.


Virtual shoppers spent a great deal of money online between Black Friday and Cyber Monday, but according to Retail Decisions, people perpetrating credit card fraud spent more. 23% more to be specific, spending an average of $248 per transaction across the two busiest holiday shopping days so far this year. The average actually makes sense, once you realize what they are spending other people's money on.

The top for fraud prone products are:

1) Virtual gift cards and gift cards
2) Xbox 360
3) Nintendo Wii
4) The "Call of Duty" Xbox game


We're going to assume that by Call of Duty then mean Modern Warfare 2, unless the credit cards are a few years old. No, that didn't make sense. The items do, however. Especially number one, which can then be used to buy numbers 2 through 3 with an added layer of anonymity.

Having spent the better part of last month struggling with my own credit card fraud woes, I can't stress how important it is to not let other people have my credit card numbers. You can do whatever you;d like with your own, just leave me mine.

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