The economy, explained, with stories and surprises. Imagine you could call up a friend and say, "Meet me at the bar and tell me what's going on with the economy." Now imagine that's actually a fun evening. That's what we're going for at <em>Planet Money</em>. People seem to like it.
January 15th, 2014
Episode 658 of 964 episodes
Note: This episode was originally posted in 2011.If you know the right people — and if you can get other criminals to vouch for you — you can go online and buy huge bundles of stolen credit cards.As it turns out, Planet Money knows the right people.On today's show, we sit in with Keith Mularski of the FBI. Mularski got so deep into this world that he wound up running a major criminal website.He takes us to a giant online mall for stolen credit cards, where vendors offer discounts for repeat customers and banners advertise hacking and phishing tutorials.