February 6, 2013, - 5:11 pm

Largest U.S. Credit Card Scam Ever Busted – Guess The Religion

By Debbie Schlussel

There are several crimes of which–whenever the schemes are foiled by the feds–I can almost always bet that the perpetrators come from a certain religion, culture, and region of the world, whose greatest export (other than extremism) is its brazenness in working the system and screwing the infidels. Credit card fraud, mortgage fraud, Medicaid fraud, Medicare fraud, food stamp/Bridge Card fraud . . . these are the crimes whose perpetrators are overwhelmingly members in a religion that is still just a tiny percentage of our population but dominates these scams and rip-offs. And so it goes with yesterday’s announcement that the feds busted what is either the largest or one of the largest credit card fraud rings ever busted in U.S. history.

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As soon as I heard the news, I immediately figured out who’d be involved, and yet most news reports didn’t give names. I think we know why. It’s the three monkeys (none of ‘em the Iranian space monkey) when it comes to this particular religion, while Christianity is constantly raked over the coals. The scam here, called “busting out,” is frequently used by those tied to Islamic terrorism (including convicted Hezbollah terrorist Nemr Ali Rahal). Guess the religion:

An international credit fraud ring racked at least $200 million in fraudulent charges to acquire luxury cars, gold and high-end goods, and funnel millions in cash overseas, federal prosecutors said Tuesday. The elaborate scheme — one of the largest ever uncovered by the U.S. Justice Department — started small but eventually spread to 28 states and eight countries. Prosecutors revealed the charges in a criminal indictment against 18 alleged conspirators and say they supported a massive network of co-conspirators that’s expected to lead to more indictments.


The scam began in 2003 as false identities were used to create credit profiles with major credit bureaus, prosecutors say. Some were completely fictitious; others were created using Social Security numbers matched to someone with the same name. In other instances, fake pay stubs and tax returns were used to get credit cards.

Prosecutors say the accused pumped up their credit worthiness by making small purchases and paying off the charges, enabling them to run up credit lines and make large charges that were never repaid. By 2012, they had created more than 7,000 false identities to obtain more than 25,000 credit cards. Millions in cash were wired to Pakistan, India, the United Arab Emirates, Canada, China and Japan. . . .Losses are pegged at more than $200 million but are expected to grow.

At least eight in the group — Babar Quresh, Muhammad Shafiq, Ijaz Butt, Qaiser Khan, Shafique Ahmed, Muhammad Naveed, Khawaja Ikram and Nasreen Akhtar — have been unemployed since 2008.

Prosecutors identified Qureshi and Shafiq were identified as the group’s ringleaders, and linked Shafiq and his brother, Naveed, to 464 credit cards and nearly $2.6 million in losses. Some of those charged also stockpiled cash. At one defendant’s home, arresting officers found $68,000 in a kitchen oven.

Some of the defendants are accused of setting up 80 sham companies with little or no legitimate business operations, including jewelry stores in Jersey City, N.J. Those businesses accepted credit card payments and provided bogus credit reports that helped inflate fake cardholders’ credit ratings. . . .

Identity theft experts say given the extensive use of fake identities, the case is unusual. “They take disparate pieces of personal identifying information and create a bionic person,” says Adam Levin, chairman and co-founder of Credit.com and Identity Theft 911.

The fact that they could take existing Social Security numbers and combine them with a different person’s name shows that system is not working.

“We have to come up with new, unique identifiers,” Levin says. “If they have the Social Security numbers of other people, have those numbers been resold to other people? This is the crime that keeps on giving.”

[Emphasis added.]

More:

According to the complaint and officials, most of the 18 defendants have ethnic ties to Pakistan. Six of them live in New Jersey (including four in Iselin); one in Philadelphia, and the rest in New York. Some of the defendants may be related, officials also said, while adding that the entire scheme had strong ties to Jersey City — including to three jewelry stores on Newark Avenue named Ashu Jewels, Tanishq Jewels and Raja Jewels.

Exit Question: How much money from this scam went to fund Islamic terrorism? It’s likely that at least some of it did. But don’t count on the mainstream media or anyone else to raise the question.

We wouldn’t want anyone to get the wrong idea about these charmers from Pakistan who only come here with America’s best interests at heart.

Uh-huh . . . just a little taste of more of the fantastic immigrants that make America great and to whom we should give paths of citizenship. Notice that there is nothing in the story about the citizenship or immigration status of these fine specimens of Paki-American cutural life.

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36 Responses

the pigs of jiss-lam
cannot violate any law

no law applies to them

i thought everyone
understood that

prestigio on February 6, 2013 at 5:15 pm

They are just as deceitful, crooked and violent at home. Why would anyone think Pakis improve when they come to America?

We can’t criticize them. That would be blaming Islam and that’s not politically correct.

These credit card fraud and identity theft rings run by Islamic types barely scratch the surface and those are only the ones the authorities manage to uncover. The underworld trade in illicit goods and stolen money must be huge.

Islam is as just as much an organized crime as it is a terrorism racket. One hand washes the other and by no means have we heard the last of this yet.

NormanF on February 6, 2013 at 6:09 pm

No surprise. This has been known in the airline industry for decades. When I worked for British Caledonian in the ’80’s we would not accept any credit card in payment for a ticket to Nigeria and we verified every card used for payment to Africa or the Middle East.

These people do not play by the same rules we do.

creeper on February 6, 2013 at 6:21 pm

eBay and other vendors do not accept credit card payments from West Africa, certain parts of the Middle East and Malaysia/Indonesia. Its not like every one on the planet plays by the same rules that we Americans do.

When you don’t know who you’re dealing with, you can take a major loss. Its a problem that’s been known for a long time. All the safeguards in the world won’t stop people determined to game the system. When you’re dealing with people who have no roots in this country, that problem becomes an insurmountable one.

NormanF on February 6, 2013 at 6:34 pm

They let them into this country, and then they finance their war effort from here.

RT on February 6, 2013 at 7:02 pm

When I first saw this story, my mind went “ding dong, Muslims”. I’m such a “racist”. But, I was right.

Pray Hard on February 6, 2013 at 7:11 pm

I too knew it instantly – and when I looked at the news items, they mentioned PAKISTAN first, confirming my suspicions.

Screwing the filthy infidel is a sport among Muslims, so watch out for many more. All CRIME in the name of Islam, Allah and jihad.

No dhimmi tool on February 6, 2013 at 7:59 pm

Color me shocked as hell.
Another great reason for a nice big WALL like our future masters the chicoms.

samurai on February 6, 2013 at 8:52 pm

    samurai

    don’t knock the chicoms

    we’re going to need them
    to rid us from jiss-lam tyranny

    prestigio on February 6, 2013 at 9:08 pm

      @prestigio, I think they’re already up on the game. They’re not on our side. I hope I’m wrong.

      samurai on February 6, 2013 at 11:38 pm

I hope after serving long jail sentences that some of the a**holes can be deported!

Karen on February 6, 2013 at 11:23 pm

    @Karen,

    We don’t even deport the illegals and criminal aliens that have been running free for the last 10, 15, 20 years….what makes you think ICE, CBP, or any other limp agency is going to go after these pukes?

    Just as the found ways to screw the credit system, they’ll do the same to the “immigration” system!

    IceNoMore on February 7, 2013 at 9:39 am

We can’t live in their countries, why do we let them live in ours?

David Lanham on February 7, 2013 at 12:13 am

Apple recently denied my use of an American credit card to download some software to Israel. I could have purchased it with an Israeli card, if I had one but my American card wouldn’t work with an Israeli address. This particular software is not on disk, download only. I was thinking bad thoughts about Apple towards Israel but after reading this, maybe not so much. I can use a US billing address and try it.

Shortly after 9/11 my husband was working for a major credit card company in card services. He got a call from someone of a certain persuasion one day regarding a “problem” and it was suspicious. He refused to “fix” the problem and reported it to the company but we talked about it and he had the info so he also called the FBI. I don’t remember the details but it was definitely fishy. I don’t know if they did anything about it but this is nothing new.

Italkit on February 7, 2013 at 3:22 am

Credit Card companies charge interest. How dare the kuffars charge interest on the believers.

Gerald on February 7, 2013 at 3:31 am

    Gerald, it’s one of the reasons the Muslims believe it’s perfectly fine to run scams that cost the banks and credit card companies billions. They can use their religion to justify just about any criminal behavior.

    DG in GA on February 9, 2013 at 12:38 pm

I make it a point not to buy gas from a station run by Paki’s and they own and run a lot of stations.

Jerry G on February 7, 2013 at 9:58 am

With regard to Pakistani gas stations, one such station in my neighborhood was recently busted for selling regular grade gas as hi octane. And they had been getting away with it for a least a year.

Jerry G on February 7, 2013 at 10:01 am

islam gets away with evrything i law for them another for the rest

martin on February 7, 2013 at 10:39 am

In Debbie’s opening paragraph, I thought she was describing Judaism. LOL!

http://www.holywar.org/jewishtr/open.htm

Topical on February 7, 2013 at 10:40 am

    Topical,

    The term “holy war” is only used by the Muslims. This should have been your first clue.

    The Silver Fox

    The Silver Fox on February 7, 2013 at 11:34 am

Chris Rock says Daddy will take of this ….

Jack on February 7, 2013 at 11:21 am

The agents that busted this ring will probably be forced to go to sensitivity training so they don’t stereotype Arabs again.
That is if they don’t get fired for busting a bunch of minorities.
If there are lucky they will get off with a warning and forced to now bust 10 whites before they are allowed to bust any more minority run scams.

steve g on February 7, 2013 at 11:31 am

Any chance the immigration law allowing anchor babies citizenship eill ever be revoked?
Causes so much confusion.

Bobbi on February 7, 2013 at 11:44 am

There is a larger issue here than cultural characteristics of Muslims–true as that may be.

This is but one example of the Leftie narrative–all of it–breaking down. In this case, it is the diversity meme. Other examples are the “environment” meme, the War on Poverty/Head Start meme, the Civil Rights/Affirmative Action/quota meme (as in all we need to fix this country is a Black president), etc etc

There is not a single, solitary liberal precept that has *ever* worked as advertised and supposedly intended—going back to FDR. And make no mistake–a goodly number of these liberal programs were brought to us by Republicans.

But, take heart. Things were far, far worse under FDR than Obama, as there was essentially no alternative media available, even if maybe 10 percent of the mainstream media at the time did not back that miserable traitor.

These days, the mainstream media is trying to plug the holes in the dike—but there are way too many…

Red Ryder on February 7, 2013 at 1:32 pm

The pot calling the kettle black.

Great article.

goodgoy on February 7, 2013 at 2:22 pm

“At least eight in the group — Babar Quresh…”

Babar, the friendly elephant king is a muslim jihadi? Say it ain’t so!

DS_ROCKS! on February 7, 2013 at 3:25 pm

They are just being obedient to their Koran & Jihad. Gots to make a buck somehow!

Dale Zalaoras on February 7, 2013 at 6:23 pm

My solution no more Arabs and Muslims allowed in USA the rest have sign a pledge of allegiance they violate that ship them back to the deserts of Arabia and no more mosques in USA outlaw Islam in USA and get rid of there no good rear ends

Clinton on February 7, 2013 at 6:30 pm

Lock em up in prison and reduacte there goofy brains of the dangers of islam

Clinton on February 7, 2013 at 6:33 pm

Jewish lightning strikes again! Most dishonest article I’ve read in a while. Hope you’re happy with your blood shekels.

TruthSeeker on February 8, 2013 at 2:23 am

Looks pretty spot on to me “truthseeker”….
Deport them all, they are the enemy. If they protest deportation and cause problems… Solve the problem.

Canadian Steve on February 8, 2013 at 8:31 am

ragheads are lying,murdering,baby rapers anmd that is their good points.sooner or later we will have to kill the muslims i8n America or they will kill us.

bruce on February 8, 2013 at 6:11 pm

When referring to the moon-god worshipers belief system as a religion, the word religion ought to be displayed in single quotation marks.

Airmet Tango on February 9, 2013 at 4:43 pm

Mother Ship, beam me away from this place!

Julie on July 6, 2013 at 2:44 pm

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