Trending Searches [no keyword]brexchaseAmex 18SparkciticreditJourney Platinum

Generic filters

Trending Searches E-WalletSmart card0% APRChase BusinessGas

Select Page

How Much Is Your Personal Information Worth On The Dark Web?

- Jul 22, 2019 Identity Theft0 comments

A survey was done by a site called Their security experts reviewed thousands of dark web listings on three of the most popular dark web market places (I guess popular for some) and calculated the average price of stolen credit card numbers, ID’s, login information, SSN’s, etc. Here is a list of their shocking findings.

Credit Card Number

The price for a stolen credit card is about $500. Credit card information is very valuable for thieves, as it can be used right away to make fraudulent purchases. The price can go even higher depending on the credit limit.

Social Security Number

A standalone SSN can sell for only $1 (the price of a gum). A bundle of an SSN, driver’s license scan, and utility bill can sell for an average of $52 (less than a quick supper).

Fullz Info

Fullz Info is a full package that includes a person’s name, SSN, date of birth, address, account information, etc. The price for a fullz package is $515. A thief with all this information can possibly do tens of thousands of dollars of damage to the victim.

Driver’s License

A stolen driver’s license sounds to be not so desirable for thieves, as it sells for only $20.

USA Passports

A USA Passport is the most valuable item on the list. They sell for $1000-$2000. Don’t know what thieves do with these, but it definitely sounds valuable to them.

Online Shopping Account Logins

A hacked online shopping account, can possibly allow thieves to buy items and bill it on the victim’s credit card information saved to the account, and then have the item shipped to them. Login information for a Best Buy account, sells for $15. An Amazon account sells for cheaper, as it is harder to use fraudulently.  The price runs at about $6.

How to Protect Yourself

All this is pretty scary. No? Make sure to keep your information protected properly. Value it for more than these thieves value it. The first step you can do, is set up credit monitoring alerts for your credit reports, so you receive alerts on all changes which happen to your credit report. For example, a new credit inquiry or a new credit card account added, etc. But no, you do not have to pay for credit monitoring! You can do it for free, Read: The Best Websites To Monitor Your Credit Report For Free. Also be careful when signing into your accounts using public Wi-Fi. Most importantly, though, always keep your eyes open for any suspicious activity you see on your bank statements, credit card statements, or anything around you. Stay attuned, and when needed, act fast. I hope to be posting more on how to protect yourself properly.

Have a great day!

Was this article helpful?

Sam Sam has nearly a decade's worth of experience educating his many readers on everything credit. Sam spends his days checking out credit cards for a full report, from the minute benefit details to the shebang of welcome bonuses. Plus studying the ins and outs of building proper credit. It’s his favorite pastime and he loves sharing it with others.

Leave A Comments

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.


Recent Posts

Follow us

Click here to subscribe to
our WhatsApp channel

best offers

Chase Ink Business Preferred

Earn 100,000 points after $15,000 spent within the first 3 months.

more info

Chase Sapphire Preferred

Earn 80,000 points after $4,000 spent within the first 3 months plus earn a $50 credit on grocery purchases

more info

Chase Ink Business Unlimited

Earn $750 (75,000 points) after $7,500 spent within the first 3 months. Intro 0% APR for 12 months on purchases.

more info

United Quest Card

Earn a total of 100,000 points! Earn 80,000 points after spending $5,000 within the first 3 months. Plus earn an additional 20,000 points after spending a total of $10,000 within the first 6 months.

more info

You May Also Like

The Lie About $1M Identity Theft Insurance

The Lie About $1M Identity Theft Insurance

An ad for a $1,00,000 identity theft insurance is something that rings well. Add some scary background music, and that makes it even better. And with all the new competition popping up you can assume that it sells well too.  But you might be surprised to find out that...

read more
How A Reader Got Scammed Into Becoming a Scammer!

How A Reader Got Scammed Into Becoming a Scammer!

This post was sent to me by Yehudah Greenberg, who is sharing his interesting story with our readers in order for people to be aware of this weird but insane scam he bumped into. Thanks Yehudah, for sharing this incredible story. There are definitely a lot of lessons...

read more
The Best Websites to Monitor Your Credit Report For Free

The Best Websites to Monitor Your Credit Report For Free

In today’s day and age, we hear daily of new hacks and new identity theft stories. By now everyone knows how important it is to properly monitor your credit report to make sure that no thieves are able to open any credit cards or loans on your name. There are many...

read more
Stuck with A Credit Freeze? How to Unlock Without a Pin

Stuck with A Credit Freeze? How to Unlock Without a Pin

Credit Freeze Identity theft is increasing rapidly year after year. That is why, in the last few years, more and more consumers are starting to take action, like freezing their credit reports. Last year in May, congress signed a bill that gives consumers the right to...

read more
Fraud Alert- Everything You May Want to Know

Fraud Alert- Everything You May Want to Know

Since identity theft is on the rise, it is very important for every consumer to be prepared and armed with the proper information to know what to do if one is ever, g-d forbid, a victim to identity theft. In the past, we posted about credit freezes as one solution....

read more
Credit Freezes- (Now Free) Everything You May Want to Know

Credit Freezes- (Now Free) Everything You May Want to Know

Congress, this past May, signed the Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act. Thanks to the ACT you can now freeze and unfreeze your credit report for free nationwide. In this post, we will discuss everything you may want to know about credit...

read more

Download link sent

Got it *please check your promotional inbox

Error sending download link

Try Again