When generating fake United States credit card numbers, I know that any random number that passes the Luhn algorithm would work, but then I run the risk, even if small, of generating a CCN in current use.
Has the American Banking Association set aside a range of bank identifier numbers specifically for sample numbers? Does any standard range exist?
This would be similar to the example.com domains, the TEST-NET-1, TEST-NET-2, TEST-NET-3 IP addresses, or the (xxx) 555-01xx telephone range.
I guess I could generate numbers that would fail the Luhn check, but would prefer to generate numbers that pass it.