In this article, we’ll explain how a dump becomes ready to swipe card.
It’s easy to encode a dump into a magnetic card strip and it’s very easy to find and buy all the necessary tools on the internet.
Computer The common laptop or home PC, everyone knows what it is and how to use it.
MSR or so-called Magnetic Strip Reader-writer – it’s a device used to read the data from the magnetic stripe of a card. It is also used to encode (write) data into cards. Carders use the MSR to write the dumps into cards to obtain clones of the real cards.
Preprinted magnetic stripe cards – are the cards which look like the bank-issued cards. The good quality cards even have the UV light security, the logo, and the hologram of the issuer. Those carders who hit high, like apple stores, gold shops, etc need this kind of cards which they have to emboss with the card number, expiry date, and holder name. The clone will look like the genuine card and the fraud will be very difficult to detect. Some carder print the plastics by their own but preprinted plastic also can be bought. The price of a pre-printed plastic with UV light bypass, logo and hologram starts from $10 and can reach up to $30.
Embosser – it is a machine used to emboss the card details (card number, expiry date, and holder name) of the preprinted card. In the market you can find manual or automatic embossers, prices are from $250 to $3000, according to the embossing speed and quality.
The software of the MSR must be installed to the computer and the machine must be connected to the computer by a data transfer wire and the MSR is ready to encode the dumps to the cards.
So with a preprinted card, embosser and MSR the clone of the card is ready to use. Preprinted cards are embossed with the details of the dump then the MSR is used to encode a dump to the magnetic stripe of the card. And here you have the card ready to swipe.