Shahin Abdollahi, aka “Sean Holdt,” and Jeffrey Thomas Wilkinson of San Bernadino are accused of doctoring at least a dozen point-of-sale computers and selling them to different Subway restaurants through a front comapny. Later using remote access, the pair would load thousands and thousands of dollars onto Subway gift cards using stolen credit card numbers. Not content with an effective lifetime of five-dollar footlongs, they then went to turn around the gift cards on eBay. Apparently people buy Subway gift cards. On eBay.
And as weird as that may sound, it’s looking more and more like that’s a better bet than handing over your credit card at the local Subway. While this particular scheme wasn’t nearly as all-out crazy as the one from 2011, it still sucks if your plastic is being used to buy foot-longs for thifty, eBay-ing gift card buyers. You might want to use cash next time. [Ars Technica]