The Online Fraudcast with Brett Johnson & Karisse Hendrick show

The Online Fraudcast with Brett Johnson & Karisse Hendrick

Summary: Brett Johnson and Karisse Hendrick are both anti-cybercrime experts. But, with very different experiences. Karisse has worked with hundreds of the World's largest e-commerce and mobile companies to help them prevent payment fraud and other threats to their bottom line and customers. Brett, started his journey as an online fraudster, creating the first darknet forum for buying & selling credit cards and was responsible for creating the criminal enterprise that commits identity theft, credit card fraud and many other online scams. But, after landing on the Secret Service's Most Wanted List and serving his time, he's been reformed and now dedicated his career to helping consumers and online companies prevent fraud from people he used to be.

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 Episode 9: Criminal Intent. Recovering Fraudster Jay Visits Fraudcast | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 5697

An AnglerPhish/ Online Fraudcast Crossover! Meet Jay. Former Marijuana Grower, Former Hustler, Profiteer of the Coronavirus, Family Man. Good Guy? Let's say he is trying to do better. Really. Jay's visit to Fraudcast is a insightful discussion of some of the types of fraud many merchants are experiencing. Not to be Missed! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

 Episode 8: Coronavirus and the Related Scams | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 3337

Unemployment estimate of 30%. GDP estimate down 50%. People out of work. People scared. People desperate. In a situation like this fraud will always rise. And in situations like this an otherwise honest person might be tempted to game the system by claiming a chargeback that's wrong. Brett and Karisse discuss the effects of the Coronavirus virus, scams, government checks, and a bit of friendly fraud. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

 Episode 7: Collaboration w/ Michael F D Anaya -- Father, Former FBI Agent, Speaker, and Cybersec Expert | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 3960

The bad guys work together all the time and freely exchange information. Why don't the good guys? Former FBI Supervisory Special Agent, Speaker, Cybersecurity Expert, and Father Michael F D Anaya visits the Online Fraudcast to discuss the need for companies to collaborate in order to increase cybersecurity, fight malicious attackers, and battle online crime. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

 Episode 6: SIM Swaps and More with Special UK Guest "David" | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 4493

Brett debuts a new Online Fraudcast Segment -- The CyberSUCK News Report: All the News Only a CyberCriminal Would Love. Topics include the Che Browser, Uphold's New Bitcoin Debit Card, and a Cashapp Money Laundering Scheme. Special Guest "David" from the UK visits the Fraudcast to discuss SIM Swaps, Phone Ports, and more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

 Episode 5: Gift Card Fraud | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 4183

Consumers lost over $100 Million to Gift Card Fraud in 2019. Companies wrestle with this fraud damaging brand trust. Criminals love it and use gift card to launder hundreds of millions of dollars. Brett and Karisse discuss the issue. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

 Episode 4: Solo Darkweb Musings of Brett Johnson | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 3063

Brett Johnson hosts the Fraudcast solo this week. Brett opens with his take on some of this weeks cybercrime news stories before taking listeners on a brief tour of the darkweb, showcasing how cybercrooks set up mobile devices to commit fraud. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

 Episode 3: Merchant ATO (Account TakeOver) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 3677

Brett and Karisse discuss the increasingly growing problem of online criminals taking over customers accounts at the merchant level. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

 Episode 2: Reshipper Fraud--Everything Old is New Again | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 3638

The Consumer, the Financial Institution, and the Merchant. Each siloed off from the next. Brett and Karisse discuss a specific type of reshipper fraud which involves taking advantage of those silos and their lack of cross communicating. A new fraud? Brett seems to remember.... Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

 Episode 1: What Happens When Podcast Partners Disagree. | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 3450

Season 2 is LIVE, But SEVERAL Months late. Season 2 launches with an explanation of why. Is it proper to name companies who do wrong and misuse the power given them? Brett and Karisse have different opinions on the matter and the fallout of such led to several months delay in launching Season 2. Little Secret? Neither Brett or Karisse have changed their views on the matter. We both apologize profusely for the delay. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

 LIVE from CNP Expo 2019! -Social Engineering Calls | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 3124

There is no better way to end the first season of Online FraudCast than with a live recording in front of hundreds of online fraud professionals! Starting off with "What The Fraud", we hear from two unassuming audience members, some of their favorite "fraud stories". Then, diving right into the topic of the episode, social engineering. Brett brought "show & tell" to the audience...the result of him testing his skills in social engineering prior to the conference. He shares the goals of a social engineer, some of their tactics, and the first thing an experienced criminal will do before placing orders with fraudulent credit cards.  Then, Karisse shares some of the "academics" of preventing social engineering, along with some best practices. All of this information culminates into a demonstration of a call between a fraudster attempting social engineering & a customer service representative. One of the biggest takeaways: Social engineering is not as obvious as we often think it will be!  Online FraudCast will be back with Season 2 in July! Stay subscribed to be alerted when new episodes are out. Follow us on Facebook, or individually on LinkedIn for your "fraud fix" until then!  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

 Bonus episode: Merchants Are From Mars; Vendors are from Venus | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 4696

Over the last year or so, Karisse has noticed a large divide between two groups that *should* be unified in their fight against online fraud and abuse: merchants and solution providers. This divide has led to frustrations, assumptions and burned bridges. Because Karisse has a 10,000 foot view of the industry and works with both merchants and solution providers in her consultancy, she's in a unique position to share the perspective of each side to one another. She also posted a survey on LinkedIn asking merchants & vendors to share their perspectives, stories, and advice to the other side, and received way more responses than she was expecting! She'll share some of the best responses to those questions, in addition to her own observations and insights.  Solution providers will learn more about merchants: how they think, what they care about and how they want to be sold to. And Merchants will learn how to better communicate with vendors and to get the most out of vendor interactions, and learning more about the various solutions in the space. -And both will learn more from each side's perspectives.  This episode is being released prior to one of the main industry events in online fraud and payments: CNP Expo, but the advice and insight that is packed into this hour will help year round.  Subscribe to Online FraudCast to be alerted when the next episode is out! And, if you found the information in this episode helpful, rate & review this podcast wherever you can, and please share it with your friends and on social media!  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

 Gift Card Phone Scammers Impacting Popular Merchants + Other Current Topics | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 3320

Season 1 of the Online FraudCast is nearing an end, and Brett & Karisse talk about changes to the podcast for the upcoming Season 2 (by late June). Brett also shares some of his experience speaking at the CISO academy at Quantico last week, and they both talk about the importance of strategies to prosecute cybercriminals in order to start holding them accountable, something Brett feels passionate about, as going to prison was the catalyst for him changing his ways. Karisse talks about a gift card scam hitting a lot of multi-channel retailers with private label gift cards. While it's a scam impacting consumers, many merchants are footing the bill for these scams. They also talk about why PR and communications providing education for consumers on protecting themselves against popular fraud tactics on your website or in your stores could not only save your company a lot of money but also create more customer satisfaction.  Don't forget to order your Online FraudCast Merch! Subscribe to Online FraudCast on your favorite podcast platform to be alerted when new episodes are available.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

 The Demise of Dark Web Markets + Triangulation Websites Making a Come Back | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 3647

Recently, two of the most well known dark web markets have been taken down by law enforcement. What does this mean for the eco-system of cybercrime and the current landscape of fraud prevention if it's gotten harder to go about business as usual for these fraudsters? Or, does it mean they will work around it & come back stronger than ever?  Additionally, a large online retailer recently alerted Karisse to new websites popping up selling products from the legitimate retailer's company at unrealistic prices, hosted by legitimate hosting companies. While triangulation is not new, the approach and sophistication of these new sites are. And in many cases, the legitimate merchant is shipping the stolen products directly to the unassuming consumer of the fraudulent website, and not even knowing it. How can companies know if their products are being bought with stolen cards & re-sold? What can they do to stop them? By using an example of one website that was recently identified as a triangulation website, Brett & Karisse walk you through what is being done, and what can be done about it. Online FraudCast now has merch!!!  Order a t-shirt, hoodie or die-cut sticker of your favorite fraud podcast hosts today! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

 The World of Drop Addresses + The Fall of the WannaCry "Hero" | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 4434

One of the most asked about topics by online retailers (with physical goods) are around drop addresses. Residential addresses that are used unknowingly by the owner to receive packages, re-shippers, mules, "legitimate" freight forwarders....and now virtual addresses. What are all of these and how do they work? Why do fraudsters choose one over the other and what are they looking for in a place to ship items to? And, with so many different locations for fraudsters to select to receive your company's products, how do you identify when a shipping address looks legitimate but isn't?  But first, Brett talks about the "twitter war" he got in to with the infamous hero of the "WannaCry" ransomware attack and his thoughts on if Marcus Hutchins has truly turned over a "new leaf". -Who better to critique him than a former fraudster, that knows all his tricks?  Online FraudCast will be recording a live episode May 22 in San Francisco at CNP Expo! Use promo code OF20 to receive 20% off an all-access pass! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

 Current Events in Fraud: Fraud Issues for Consumers + Julian Assange | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 3814

It seems like recently there have been more stories in the headlines about fraud and cybercrime. On top of that, Karisse is wondering if she's bad luck for her friends and family, who have become recent victims of fraud. She shares some of these situations to educate listeners on recent scams against consumers, and Brett gives exceptional advice on what should be done to protect yourself from further fraud, whether you have been the victim of fraud already or not. Then, Brett talks about Julian Assange. -How, when and why they met recently and provides a former cyber-criminal's perspective on Assange's actions and lack of remorse. The final recent headline discussed is the recent reports that Chipotle's mobile app has been hit with ATOs due to credential stuffing. Karisse gives her thoughts on how to prevent being in the headlines for this fraud tactic that is hitting almost every online & mobile company with virtual accounts, and how to score points with your customers by gaining their trust in the meantime.  One correction from the episode; The website Brett mentions to register online with the US Social Security Administration is actually: Online FraudCast will be live at CNP Expo 2019! Join us May 22 in San Francisco for CNP Expo and to see our first live recording! Use promo code OF20 to receive 20% off an all-access registration pass Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


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