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    NJ Man Pleads Guilty to $4.4 Million VoIP Scam

    A man who posed as an Internet telephone service wholesaler has admitted his role in a scheme to pilfer more than $4.4 million from multiple Voice over Internet Protocol service providers, the FBI’s Newark office announced. Vinod Tonangi, 32, of Guttenberg, N.J., pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit wire fraud. He entered his guilty plea […] More

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    College Student Charged with Creating Counterfeit Online Coupons

    Mom always said clipping coupons was a great way to save money. But one Texas college student is alleged to have taken that penny-pinching lesson too far. According to the FBI’s New York Field Office, Lucas Townsend Henderson, 22, has been charged with creating and disseminating fake online coupons for goods ranging from detergent to […] More

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    Hacker Pleads Guilty to Breaching NASA Servers

    A Texan who was accused of a stealing more than a quarter-million dollars from a subsidiary of e-commerce company Digital River Inc. by redirecting electronic payment transfers to his own account has pleaded guilty, according to the Justice Department. Jeremey Parker, 26, admitted to hacking into computer networks at SWReg, stealing about $275,000. He also […] More

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    Holy Matrimony: Husband and Wife Net $1.5 Million in eBay Scam

    A scamming husband-and-wife team from Nevada has been found guilty of defrauding eBay customers who shelled out small fortunes for advertised high-end kitchen appliances they never received. Darin Jerome French and Jennifer Lynn French were convicted last week of mail fraud, wire fraud and money laundering in connection with an online scheme in which the […] More

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    E-Rate Program Defrauder Pleads Guilty

    A Michigan businessman has pleaded guilty to wire fraud in connection with the federal E-Rate program, an initiative launched by the Federal Communications Commission to provide subsidies to economically disadvantaged schools and libraries. Jeremy R. Sheets pleaded guilty to a charge of wire fraud in connection with the E-Rate program funding applications of two school […] More

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    8.5-Year Prison Term for Aggravated ID Theft, Fraud

    A man in Ghana has been sentenced to 8.5 years in prison for using stolen credit-card numbers to siphon more than $400,000 from U.S. citizens. A judge also ordered Ademola Ismaila Adegoke to serve two years of supervised release after his prison term. Adegoke agreed to pay nearly $700,000 restitution after pleading guilty to wire […] More

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    Hacker Indicted in Tax, Mail, Wire Fraud Conspiracy

    A California-based man who allegedly tried to swindle the government out of millions of dollars by using sophisticated hacking techniques and other conniving methods was indicted last week. The indictment alleges that as early as 2005, Daniel David Rigmaiden, aka Steven Travis Brawner, conspired with others, including Ransom Marion Carter, III, to steal the names […] More

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    Cyber Crime Kingpin Indicted

    Albert Gonzales, 28, believed by police to be one of the nation’s largest cyber crime kingpins, was indicted Monday along with two Russian accomplices for the largest hacking/identity theft caper in U.S. history. Federal prosecutors allege the trio stole data from 130 million credit and debit cards worldwide by hacking into the computer systems of […] More

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