Hey, I have an idea! Let’s use stolen credit cards to buy our own music on iTunes and collect the royalties! Don’t laugh just yet, these guys pulled in close to $800,000 with this scam!
The leaders of an 11-strong gang which scammed iTunes and Amazon out of royalties to a level associated with acts like Madonna have been jailed. The gang members from Kent, Derby, Birmingham and Wolverhampton used stolen credit cards to buy their own music, pocketing £500,000 in royalties.