db_cooper

db_cooper wrote

I just wanna say in case anyone ends up looking at this later; this guy is 100% correct. All of this is solid advice. If you get drugs mailed to your normal address, simply ensure you know how they will arrive, preferably dropped into your mailbox. Don't get anything with signature confirmation, any decent dark web vendor will know if they require signature on delivery, and I highly recommend you don't buy from anyone who does ship with signature required. For some countries though its hard to get packages reliably through the international postal system without SOD, I just use alternative options. If you know you aren't supposed to have anything with signature, then you know that the shady looking mailman asking you to sign on the dotted line here, while wearing a pair of combat boots, something just ain't right about that. But if your hand grabs that pen and touches the paper, they will clap those bracelets on your ass so quick. All you have to do is refuse delivery, you aren't expecting any packages. EZ

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db_cooper wrote

If there is a tag in a barnes and noble book, you can find it between the pages. It's usually just stuck on a random page, and it's usually a ~1"x 1" blank white sticker. Most books don't have any tags though. Primarily really expensive stuff like technical books, textbooks, etc or heavily boosted stuff like anything somewhat pricey and nerdy/RPGs/anime/graphic novels.

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db_cooper wrote

but I've been doing this so long I go lazy and complacent

BINGO

That's what gets everyone eventually. Every time I have caught a case you could basically chalk it up to that exact same thing. Once they get you in the system for some shit it really doesn't help either, but pretty much any time I have ever been arrested it's because I was actually just straight up slipping all on my own, not on top of my game like I was in the past, yet I was still acting like nothing had changed. I'm committing all kinds of crime and pretending I am being as careful and attentive as always, but if I had taken time to think before acting and truly listened to my gut feelings, I knew I was on some dumb, sloppy, lazy type shit. Almost anybody who has ever spent some time locked up has experienced this phenomena, usually time and time again. Most people set ourselves up for failure, and for those who try to live an outlaw life without getting the complimentary bracelets, I'mma let you know right now it is impossible to be constantly vigilant. Even if you could maintain it for some time, it will wear you down eventually, and then you will be tired, complacent, or careless just like everyone else. It's all about learning to spot where you are at in these cycles so you can know when you need to step back, adjust your thinking, and get yourself back on track.

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db_cooper wrote

I dunno how long you have been lifting for, but I'm gonna go ahead and assume you are fairly new. No offense but everyone gets caught, and it usually involves hubris, this type of thinking, etc. You need to watch your own ass because nobody else is gonna do it for you. Seriously, everyone gets caught. It just depends when and how bad. If you are out lifting every day or even every week or two, you will get caught at some point.

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db_cooper wrote (edited )

Also you can pretty easily make it look like you either must have been given a key by an employee, or otherwise acquired one from their location, etc. Make the store security waste all their time and energy going down that rabbit hole to nowhere, looking for a duplicate of a key that was never actually compromised, looking for the shady employee that probably recruited her crackdealer boyfriend uncles baby momma daddys homeboys to come put in work, because we all know Darnell done been to prison before, and because Shantae was the only one with the key that week, and I know she be taking makeup on her break, or whatever crazy shit those dumbasses come up with to explain how you walked up, and had the shit open in less than 5 seconds. If you are good at this, they'll never have footage of the original impressioning of the lock, or if they do it will be too obscured to see what really happened, somebody conveniently bodyblocking the only nearby cameras, etc. You just have to find out where to hit and when, and that's not really something I can break down in a post, nor would I. If you can't get it crackin now that I've dropped a few little gems here, you were probably going to get caught anyways. If somebody wants to treat lifting like a job, then treat it like a job and do your shit properly. I could give you all the tutorials in the world and it won't do shit for you in the long run with this kind of thing. It requires the right person. Either its you or it aint. If it aint, stick to boosting of legos or some easy shit and stack your chump change up real high until you can buy the shit you want that is on the other side of that tubular lock.

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db_cooper wrote (edited )

Both of you are correct in some ways, but really you should consider looking into this particular method more yourselves.

  1. Worst case scenario, you aren't getting a more hefty charge than getting caught with an S3 key would already be. If you are already hitting felony theft limits, this enhancement is likely trivial, could probably be dropped depending on your priors and legal situation overall. Really this varies a lot, varies from state to state, judge to judge, rap sheet to rap sheet. Overall though, this shit is way over hyped. People would be going to poundtown penitentiary all the time because they got caught stealing flintstones vitamins and Spy Kids 2 on DVD with a box cutter in their pocket. Burgulary tools, robbery enhancement, etc is more complex and less scary of an issue than you fearmongers make it seem.

  2. You can use a tubular lockpick to decode a lock and then unlock the same lock later. Once you decode it, your tubular pick now functions as a key from that point forward unless that lock gets rekeyed by a locksmith. You can also measure the appropriate depth for each pin, and produce a legitimate looking key with a basic tubular key cutter, this can all be acquired for a couple hundred dollars of investment and you could produce basically unlimited keys as a result, or you could simply reproduce a variety of different locks matching key from a single tubular lock pick if you took meticulous notes, but it is possible.

  3. The process for picking many (many but not all, some are randomly exceptionally hard due to their pins and associated tolerances, so you will have to know when you just need to walk away by honing your awareness and skill) tubular locks is very simple and fast. Walmart and many retailers often use ACE tubular locks, and although some are now being upgraded to more secure options, instead of 7pin 7.8mm which was formerly the standard for US tubular locks. https://youtu.be/uX34NCwxnMw?t=264 Here is bosnianbill attacking one in a matter of seconds, literally less than 10 seconds.

Now the main downsides of tubular lockpicks are as follows:

  1. You need a fairly specific pick depending on the lock. There is 7pin center, 7pin left and right offset, and 8pin, as well as 10pin and other weird ones that are relatively uncommon for pretty much any application. You also need to be aware of the barrel size required to impression your target lock, as they can range from ~6mm or so in weirdo baby tubular locks, all the way up to 8mm, probably even more. Some of these sizes are basically just unpickable with this type of tool because they are too oddball. Other common sizes like 7.8 you will see all the time, especially here in the US. You will also need to obtain practice locks and you will need to use them. It's a skill that takes time, some people will learn it fast and others it will take a lot of time. But if you work hard at it, tubular locks are exceptionally vulnerable overall because there is only so much security they can impliment. Even the most secure, hardcore, made in germany tubular lock can be single pin picked using a tubular tension wrench, and it's really not even that hard compared to a normal lock. The keyway is so slutty its crazy, that bitch is wide open, you can see her pins clearly. Its honestly very naughty once you know what to look for. Here the LPL demonstrates how to SPP a tubular https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jY9PJxVWORE As you can see, it's still pretty damn fast and this can defeat the majority of security features that are even possible in this keyway format.

  2. Some locks are vastly more vulnerable than others. This is a minor limitation when dealing with retail environments because they often have locks that are keyed alike and thus all you may need is 1 in a private-ish spot at the right time, plus there are many stores with many locks for you to try and test their security level and ease of picking. If they aren't keyed alike, they may still be keyed in a predictable manner. Once you get a feel for individual locks it makes more sense, you can tell pretty quick when you have found a vulnerable one. It should never take more than a minute, and I'd say more than 50% of locks currently in use at retailers are more like 10-20 second jobs if you have balls of steel and ice in your veins.

The main downside for most people is If you don't have that kind of temperament, if you are skittish and nervous, don't bother. It's not for you. You may need lookouts, you may need something to get the job done, but once you have impressioned it, you have a key and it's likely nobody is aware that you have a key to this display. If you are in walmart, you wear blue and khaki. People barely acknowledge you if you scope out the spots, play smart, and get out if anything is off. The fact that you can pick it, then come back later and actually reap the reward is the beauty of it. You would also be surprised how often you will totally not end up on the news, retailers don't want to admit how vulnerable their systems may be to this kinda thing because then they'll just start getting copycats.

This is the process for cutting a new key. It's honestly not hard, it's just tedious and requires practice and concentration. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Q9oc4yZluA

If you want to learn more, those channels are nearly all you need. There are some lockpicking forums for both hobbyists and pros that will fill in the rest of the gaps. Beyond that you just need tools and time to practice. It's not easy but this kind of attack can take you to the next level of this game. You may need a crew to take full advantage of it for sure though, fake plates, planning, distractions, disguises, whole 9 yards, but you could be looking at payouts of $5,000+ from a single lick if you get the right display open at the right time. Shit that is very easy to resell. Yes you will need to travel to make it viable and safe-ish, but thats true for anyone hitting those kind of numbers from boosting. I'd actually say this is way safer than some of the ways people usually get big big hauls, I'd put it way above a typical exit door dash, or something odd like a stockroom shopping trip with fake uniforms or whatever. It's all about finding the softest targets with the best potential payouts, because I assure you there are stores where nobody is ready for this, especially not 4am at some mid-tier walmart that normally clocks <1% shrinkage.

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db_cooper wrote (edited )

I think you are getting a few different things mixed up. Also this info applies to the USA only AFAIK, but I can imagine it wouldn't be vastly different elsewhere. There is a database that is accessed when you submit returns, especially returns without a receipt, returns for store credit, etc and most major retailers are signed up for that service here. This is often why they ask you for ID when making a return, it's a big list of DL#s and names, along with basically an itemized list of every potentially sketchy return you have ever made. Beyond highly specific databases like that, most stores refrain from sharing too much data of any kind with other retailers. Sometimes store security personnel participate in ORC regional task forces and whatnot but that is really coordinated more so by law enforcement than industry-wide cooperation between all these different stores. If you really think about it, it would be bad for their business to share too much data on shoplifters with other stores in many cases. They are better off securing their own stores as much as possible, so they can position themselves to look effective at stopping lifters while leaving the competition looking soft. This is why you don't see Target and Walmart or Home Depot and Lowes sharing data. They might cooperate if shown very significant incentive, especially when talking about like heavy heavy hitting ORC groups that are just cleaning places out left and right and would otherwise be a lot harder for all the stores involved to track and take precautions against if they weren't actively sharing at least some BOL info, but this is only going to affect pros, and even then it doesn't necessarily kill their hustle if they can switch up and move around, change MOs if they feel eyes on their operation. If you don't get caught somewhere, or pay with your card while boosting, something else dumb along those lines, what information or name would they add? There isn't a big database full of random photos of unidentified people (who are also guilty until proven otherwise and in many states have to be basically stopped at the door with the merch on them to actually face real charges) hitting licks right quick at their local grocery store. If you think you have heated out your local stores, you might have, it never hurts to drive as far as you can tolerate and then hit some virgin stores you haven't raided before. But the majority of stores don't share information with each other in any meaningful way that would target small timers such as yourself (their regular shopper data, let alone something more rare and juicy like shoplifter data, is literally priceless to them and they've spent many many years amassing it all, the last thing they want is to share it in any way with direct competitors, their years worth of consumer data and brand recognition/"trust" is all major retailers have at this point, besides access to distribution and hopefully capital to keep stuff coming in and the lights on) Plus they worry about the potential for misuse too, they don't wanna get rolled up into some massive privacy media circus, nobody is trying to be the next Zuckernerd.

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db_cooper wrote

It's really easy if you have an older Switch model. If you have a newer one, a "patched" switch, there are some people working towards making custom firmware and other homebrew/pirate goodies available, and a new exploit has just been released recently that might help you out.

The only thing you will need is a jig to get your switch into RCM mode, you can either buy one or I made mine by folding up a little piece of tinfoil and very carefully taping it into place. Once you get your switch hacked you won't need this since you can setup AutoRCM which I recommend, keeps it from booting into the normal firmware ever. Also keep in mind you probably will have trouble using your switch like normal or going online in games anymore, unless you want to mess with EmuNAND and that's a whole nother rabbit hole you can go down entirely on your own.

I actually just did this process a few days ago myself, starting from no knowledge about the switch but a background in modchipping and whatnot for basically the last 3 generations of consoles prior, and it only took me about a day to get everything figured out and games booting up without problems on my switch. If you don't know shit about shit, I'd say 1 week tops and you could probably have it all figured out, depending on how determined you are. Just be sure to backup your data like the guides will advise you to do, it's very important in case you fuck up badly.

Here is a guide on how to do most of the complicated parts of this process: https://switch.homebrew.guide/:

Use this tool to make an SD card and push it payload onto your switch: https://www.sdsetup.com/switch (Kosmos is good for beginners, Pegascape is the new exploit for patched switches)

You can get pirated games here: https://darkumbra.net/ typically you want to use .NSP instead of .XCI, install using Goldtree from your cfw homebrew menu. I recommend just buying a 1fichier premium account if you don't want to waste your life.

If this is all too complicated for you, just buy a SX OS pro dongle for $40, follow it's instructions, and download some .xci copies of the games you want.

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db_cooper wrote

That's a terrible idea for drugs. You don't want to miss a drop when getting drugs sent to you. You use recently sold properties when you are receiving carded stuff, or other scam proceeds that you are willing to risk losing just because of a bad drop spot. Seriously PO box and play the waiting game if you are that concerned, or find a friend willing to let you use their name who will deny everything if any gestapo show up to deliver packages.

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db_cooper wrote

It's a fine idea as long as you can check it 24hrs and its large enough to actually hold any dark web packages within. Then you can wait a week or so after anything should have been delivered, go check it at 4AM and make sure you are the only person anywhere nearby. Pick a somewhat sleepy residential post office, obviously one with a substantial amount of po box customers though, just so you can blend in but always know if something isn't right. They won't stakeout a PO box for any realistic length of time post-delivery. Most people who are trying to get their package of drugs typically check the box often and frequently when the desired package is being delivered. Get tracking when possible. Only get drug packages sent to the box, that way you know nothing legit would ever go there, use your real name or else you will draw more attention than necessary. None of this is illegal until you actually show up and take possession of the package. Anyone could have drugs sent to their otherwise unused PO box. Honestly for just dabs I wouldn't even worry about it though, if you aren't getting weight nobody really cares.

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db_cooper wrote

They often keep extra cans for the Montana case in a black or grey plastic bin below the shelf that the locked case is on top of. On a good day you can get like 10-15 different cans from down there, at least at most of the Michael's around here. They are pretty slow to restock it though.

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db_cooper wrote

Dumps basically don't work anymore either unless you are getting them locally with your own skimmer, at least in my experience. In different areas with less fraud activity overall, you might still have some luck, but at this point in-store carding is basically dead and any working dumps are going to cost a fortune relative to what you would be able to squeeze out before it gets flagged, unless you figure out some kind of Apple Pay / Android Pay lick, but that is mostly a pipe dream at this point AFAIK.

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Reply to comment by db_cooper in What's with the name change? by zx1300

db_cooper wrote

So, the forum was deleted, to emphasize that a page has been turned, and the original intended focus of the old board recentered within a context where the purpose-- anticapitalist direct action-- can be more clear to everyone.

Thank you for the concise explanation. I'm glad that these changes were made, and I hope we continue to see an upward trend in the post quality here because all the shitposting was getting a little ridiculous.

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db_cooper wrote

I knew this was going to happen. It's really unfortunate but he basically admitted that he was in an incredibly unique role at the company. Anyone with half a brain could determine he lived in Dallas. Probably could have even found his LinkedIn or something. He just gave out way too much information about himself that none of us really needed at all. His valuable information about Michaels was great but this should just be seen as a warning to anyone else who decides to leak any corporate info here; be very careful and don't tell us anything about yourself, you either work at or simply have information regarding X company/store and we don't need to know any other details.

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db_cooper wrote

Your diaper idea isn't terrible, but I would be concerned about the possibility that they do notice something unusual about the box. If you could find something both very heavy, very large, yet possible for you to cram some more stuff in the box, I think its very viable besides the fact that you are so exposed in a sense during the checkout process. If you prefer to do those kind of lifts, actually paying for stuff and whatnot, I guess it would probably work. I just don't bother with that sort of thing, it's honestly a waste of time, more hassle than it's worth, and IMO it's putting you at a greater risk of getting caught because you are allowing them to examine your stolen goods as you are leaving. What if the receipt checker touches the box at all, and notices the weight is just wayyy off?

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Reply to comment by db_cooper in How to lift from Costco by happymama

db_cooper wrote

Print a fake membership card. Borrow someone else's expired card. Steal a card from some poor sap. There are innumerable methods you could obtain one without attaching your name to one and paying for it. They don't scan the cards until you pay at the register, so if you didn't pay, you should be all good. They barely glance at it when you walk in, especially when it's busy. Also costco has lower shrink than any other retailer in the US, so I would be willing to bet that they have very few dedicated LP in the same sense as your average Wal-Mart or Best Buy. I think it would be a soft target for anyone who is a real pro. The store is massive, they have very few visible cameras, plus they have emergency exits that could be utilized as well.

IMO, your best bet is go hard as fuck, push a cart out the emergency exit fast, and load up a waiting car. I'd have it all in a rubbermaid ready to go, mash the gas, turn a few corners, remove fake plates, and then ride out the sweet, sweet endorphins. Concealing would be difficult because everything is huge, the restrooms aren't in a good location to bring anything in with you even if it was small enough. I dunno what you would even try to do with the package if you removed something from one, everything is just so big. Walking out past the receipt checker leaves you way too vulnerable, too many possible fascist collaborators milling around. That's why the emergency exit is the only method IMO, and only worth it if you go for at least $1-2k. I'd probably aim for more like 5 personally, cart full of canon cameras or something.

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db_cooper wrote

There are a lot more places online where you can ask for boosting advice than there are places where trans people don't face constant harassment.

Honestly, that is entirely hinged on your definition of harassment. For most trans people, they are going to risk facing "harassment" basically any moment spent out and in the public eye, including on the internet. I don't understand what you expect anyone to be able to do about that. We can't banhammer away thousands of years of socio-religious programming and toxic masculinity.

I can't believe a bunch of supposed anarchists, free thinkers, alleged believers in solidarity, are suggesting we ban such a powerfully anti-capitalist tool. There is literally no meaningful way to reject capitalism, to show distaste towards it, and to upset it's reign of terror besides shoplifting. It's a effective direct action technique that is striking your ideological mortal enemies in their only exposed area. This is a more important goal than shielding a few transpeople from seeing a couple mean words in their inbox.

We are talking about war against fascism, corporatism, and economic inequality. We are fighting it on the most common battleground, one that exists across every city, every state, every nation. Shoplifting is a tool for the common people to silently make their voice heard. Just delete the fucking messages. Why don't we just implement a wait time before you can post or PM after registering, and then ban this clown based on his signup patterns? He isn't some genius hacker breaching numerous layers of security, he is a childish bootlicking spammer waltzing thru our currently undermanned gates.

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db_cooper wrote

You can use several meters of clear of fishing line (get the strong clear stuff, 50lb+ line). Tie it to one of the bolt holes in your fake plates, and route the rest of it up to the driver's seat, thru a sunroof or window. Then you can just yank on it and pull it off the back plate while you are driving.

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