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‘Online Learning’ Scam Delivers Bogus Card Charges

2/04/2014 by


A prolific international scheme designed to fleece unwary consumers with bogus sub-$15 charges is making the rounds, according to security researcher Brian Krebs. The common thread? The victims have all paid for online learning tools, but instead have been subjected to multiple junk charges from a company called “BLS Weblearn.”

The fraudulent charges are for odd amounts, like $10.37, or $12.96, presumably randomly selected to avoid triggering suspicion.

“When they appear on your statement, the charges generally reference a company in St. Julians, Malta such as BLS*Weblearn or PLI*Weblearn,” Krebs explained in an analysis. “The payments are being processed by a company called BlueSnap, which variously lists its offices in Massachusetts, California, Israel, Malta and London.”

The phony charges appear to be tied to an affiliate marketing scheme for “online learning.”

“One site that’s connected to the Weblearn scheme is, which actually includes commented-out code hidden in its HTML content stating that ‘the charge will appear on your credit card as WebLearn8884612032,’” Krebs noted.

Other implicated affiliates include, and

“As we can see from the checkout page at, the base price of the ‘system’ is $8.83, but different checkout totals can be achieved ($11.08 and $10.78, e.g.) simply by selecting different items to add to your shopping cart,” Krebs said.

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