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 22: Why Cybercrime Succeeds - A Look at Dell and the Paycheck Protection Program | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2980

It isn't always the skill of the criminal which determines if an online crime is successful. A lot of the time it is the decided lack of skill of the target. In this episode Brett discusses the ease of defrauding the US Government's Stimulus program. Another example he cites is Dell which has been open to the same fraud technique for nearly two decades. But that's not all. Brett visits the AIO Crime Channel on Telegram--One of the best Telegram has to offer and chats with the fellows. The Fake News Segment discusses the links between Brett's Grandfather and President Donald Trump. And we round things out with another great Unethical Life segment which breaks down successful shoplifting as well as alternate uses for leaf blowers. It's a loaded episode not to be missed! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

 Episode 21: Refund Fraud - Connecting Consumers to Organized Crime | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 3132

Refund Fraud redefined Organized Cybercrime as we know it. Criminal profit huge amount of money claiming items never arrived. Covid19 leaves millions unemployed and an economy destroyed. How do the two mix? Brett and Karisse tell you all about the crime which is decimating retail everywhere. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

 Episode 20: We're not all OK.....and that's OK | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2137

With over 30 million people in the US claiming unemployment, several e-commerce companies announcing vast reductions in sales and massive layoff, and other companies being so busy that their employees can barely take a day off and online fraud increasing at a rapid rate...fraud fighters all over the world are tired and struggling. Uncertainty is like kryptonite to those who focus on being risk-adverse in their career, and generally throughout their lives. Right now, many of us are not OK. In this episode, Karisse gets personal about her own experience during the international Covid-19 crisis and in earlier times in her career. Sharing her struggles with anxiety, perfectionism, and depression. But, also the resilience and lessons she's learned that have served her well in her career. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

 Episode 19: A Criminal's Public Service Announcement | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2490

Recently Brett was asked what would he say were he to put out a Public Service Announcement? Never Act Out of Desperation was the reply. Find out what he means in this episode. Brett also tests a new segment discussing Fake News in the media and politics. And the Unethical Life segment returns by murdering carrots, getting free restaurant food, evading income taxes, and more. And that ain't all! Turn on, Tune in, or Drop out, but always listen to the Online Fraudcast! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

 Episode 18: Unemployment Benefit Fraud | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2955

Brett and Karisse discuss the massive unemployment benefit fraud which is currently hitting several states during the Coronavirus Pandemic. Recently reported by the United States Secret Service, organized cybercriminals domestic and abroad are stealing identities and filing false unemployment claims mainly in Washington State, Florida, Massachusetts, North Carolina, and Rhode Island, but most states are vulnerable. Find out how and how it's happening and what nyou need to do to protect yourself from this scam. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

 Episode 17: 2 Months into Covid 19 - State of Affairs for E-Commerce Fraud | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 3248

It's been 2 months since the US started stay-at-home orders for its citizens. That means, for those in the US and in e-commerce, it's been about 8 months since normalcy. What happens to booming online businesses when a pandemic and international economic crisis hit all at once?  Karisse has spoken to over 100 online merchants during that time and on this episode, shares what they've shared with her (anonymously, of course). Which types of companies have been hit hardest by low sales & high chargebacks? Which verticals are actually hiring right now due to higher than normal volumes? How have these changes impacted online fraud? What types of trends and attacks are different merchants seeing? In this episode, Karisse will answer these questions and several more.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

 Episode 16: Temptation - When Good People Become Desperate | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2835

36 Million Americans out of work. A 40% decline in GDP. People are scared, desperate, A perfect storm for bad choices. Former US Most Wanted Brett Johnson discusses his personal concerns and worries while reflecting on the possible bad decisions of millions of Americans unable to make ends meet. Also debuting is the Unethical Life segment which deals with the hustler lifestyle of criminals online and off. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

 Episode 15: The Western Union Judgement - A Cautionary Tale | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 3359

Western Union has been ordered to repay victims of scammers $500 Million Dollars. Brett and Karisse discuss the judgement, why it happened, and what it means for businesses and victims as a whole. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

 Episode 14: Ripping off Authors in the World of Self Publishing Fraud | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 3570

Got a great idea for a novel, memoir, or technical book? Trying to break into the ranks of published authors? You could be a victim waiting to happen. Mark R Morris Jr. of Gotham Ghostwriters visits the Online Fraudcast to discuss the world of self publishing and "Vanity" Presses which often work to take your money and do little else. If you are a writer or want to be a writer you need to listen to this episode. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

 Episode 13 Romance Scams | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 4592

Brett and Karisse discuss Romance Scams, how they work, how to protect against them and the problem of Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act which allows criminals to use platforms to commit scams, steal identities, launder money, sell fake IDs, and more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

 Episode 12: About Fraud with PJ Rohall | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 3965

PJ Rohall of About Fraud visits the Online Fraudcast to talk...about fraud. I love that line! But seriously, it's a great podcast. PJ and Brett discuss today's fraud problems and how the About-Fraud website looks to give fraud fighters everywhere the proper tools to do their job. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

 Episode 11: Coronavirus - Phishing for VIctims | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 3393

Brett and Karisse discuss various phishing techniques involving Coronavirus to defraud victims. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

 Episode 10: Refund Fraud - Friendly Attack? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 3626

Refund fraud committed by both organized crime groups and "friendly" consumers is destroying merchants across the globe. The crime is easy, extremely difficult to identify, and profitable for everyone except the businesses being hit by it. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

 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


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