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December 2, 2021Blog Posts

Your Credit Card Number Is Worth Just $5 on the Dark Web

PCMag

How much do you think someone would be willing to pay for your credit card information on the dark web? It may surprise you to learn that the total cost is only a few dollars, and much less than the cost of your bank account.

NordVPN analyzed 4,481,379 payment cards from 140 countries and found that the worldwide average cost to purchase a card was $9.70 in total. However, some countries—Hong Kong and the Philippines, specifically—may cost closer to $20, while Mexico costs a mere $2.36 on average.

Of all the countries with cards found on the dark web, the United States was the most affected with 1,561,739 cards for sale. The next highest was Australia, with 419,806 cards found. US cards only cost about $5.81, making them among the cheapest in the world.

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