This story is a bit old but it’s so wacky I had to post something about it. Nine people were arrested last month in London for conspiracy to commit fraud and money laundering. Their scam was so brilliantly simple I can’t believe it’s not done more often. They stole credit cards to then buy downloads of their own songs on iTunes, thus earning them returns on the sales and bumping their chart position. You have to admire the ingenuity.
According to The Mirror, the DJs recorded 19 compilations featuring their songs and put them on iTunes. The scam netted them almost a half a million British Pounds from over 65,000 downloads!
Scotland Yard was apparently tipped off by Apple last December.