Credit-card fraudsters with ties to a hip-hop group that has a song titled, “For A Scammer” spent months ripping off Manhattan’s toniest stores, sources said Tuesday.
Art apparently imitated life for the Brooklyn-based rappers — dubbed the “Pop Out Boyz” — after a yearlong investigation by the NYPD’s Financial Crimes Task Force led to the arrests of 39 affiliates and members this week, sources said.
Officials said that between May 2015 and April 2016, the defendants used stolen credit-card information to make more than 200 purchases — ringing up approximately $258,000 at Barneys alone.
They also shopped at Saks Fifth Avenue and unsuccessfully tried to purchase $156,000 in goods and merchandise throughout the year, as well.
Sources told The Post that the fraud operation ultimately fueled the Pop Out Boyz’ rap career.
In their song “For A Scammer,” which is posted to SoundCloud, the group can even be heard flaunting the spoils of their success.
“Watch the money do a backflip, early morning up at Saks Fifth, you see it you want it you have it…I just a hit a lick now I’m dabbin,” one of the rappers says.
Another repeatedly brags, “I’m cracking cards cause I’m a scammer”— seemingly referring to a new credit card scheme known as “card cracking.”