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Arizona Woman Defrauded of $28,000 in Darknet Scam

A seventy-two-year-old woman from Arizona was deceived by a dark web scam through which she lost a total of $28,000 to criminals. The Tucson woman reports that she met the fraudsters on Facebook where they convinced her into paying them to remove her name from the dark web. The lady said that she was petrified when they informed her that ... Read More »

Rutgers Football Team Players Indicted in Dark Web Credit Card Fraud Scheme

Earlier this year, eight football players from Rutgers were relieved of their duties on the team because they were alleged to be involved in a credit card fraud scheme that resulted in the victims’ loss of thousands of dollars. After an intensive investigation, the law enforcement unravelled that the team players acquired the stolen credit card account numbers from dark ... Read More »

Undocumented Romanian National Pleads Guilty to Dark Web Credit Card Fraud

The United States of America’s Department of Justice has charged an undocumented Romanian with committing cyber fraud at an ATM around the Memphis and Germantown area. This was confirmed by United States Attorney Michael Dunavant, who in charge of the Western District of Tennessee. The suspect, identified as Cristian Balazs-Andras, 24, was first arrested by law enforcement at Tennessee Bank ... Read More »

Brooklyn Woman Sentenced for Dark Web Identity Theft and Fraud Conspiracy Charges

A 26-year-old woman from Brooklyn, New York, identified as Armelle Chester, was convicted in a federal court for being part of a cyber-gang alleged to have committed mail and wire fraud. She was also found guilty of committing aggravated identity theft. This was announced by the United States Attorney, Scott W. Murray, who confirmed the case involving the woman. According ... Read More »

Dark Web Credit Card Cloners Steal Thousands from Behind Bars

In a sting multi-agency operation headed by the Federal Burial of Investigation, a prolific credit card scammer who had siphoned thousands of dollars cash was uncovered. The scammer is reported to have perpetrated his heinous acts while he was behind bars. According to the Fed reports, the suspect is now serving a much lengthier sentence on top of what he ... Read More »

Fraudster Sentenced for Stolen ID Shopping Spree

A suspicious invoice for a limited edition rum worth almost $2,000 started an investigation that led to the arrest and recent sentencing of a man from Lucerne, Switzerland for several charges of identity theft and fraud. The man, investigators discovered as they investigated a trail of identity thefts and fake identities, had been purchasing stolen identities on the darknet as ... Read More »

Woman Pleads Not Guilty to Fraud Charges

A 30-year-old woman, La’ Dina M. Coleman, of Kansas City, Missouri, pleaded not guilty to an identity theft charge. Coleman is accused of using credit card information acquired from the dark web to purchase appliances worth more than $9,000. Coleman was arrested on the 12th of April alongside 33-year-old Lepolean N. Reasonover of Chicago, after a truck they were driving ... Read More »

Alphabay Spokesperson ‘Trappy’ Pleaded Guilty to Fraud

The Alphabay staff member “Trappy” aka Ronald L. Wheeler III pleaded guilty to a federal charge of conspiracy to commit access device fraud. Federal authorities called his guilty plea a win against criminal activity on the darknet. Wheeler, under the name “Trappy” or “Trappy_AB,” started working for Alexandre Cazes around May 25, 2015. Cazes hired the Atlanta man to work ... Read More »

Nigerian Fraudster Admits Role in 2 Million Dollar Fraud Scheme

In early 2018, a Nigerian fraudster responsible for the theft of millions of dollars from companies in the United States pleaded guilty to fraud and identity theft charges. The fraudster, a 31-year-old named Adeyemi Odufuye, admitted that he worked with others to trick unsuspecting employees to wire millions of dollars to bank accounts under Odufuye’s control. The Nigerian citizen pleaded ... Read More »

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Two Men Jailed For Role in Cloned Credit Card Fraud

Credit Card cloning has been in the cybercrime world for quite some time now and even though efforts have been made to try and stop this act, such as alerts whenever an authorized charge appears on your card, cybercriminals have diverted their attention to devising new means to overcome these boundaries of security measures. The new thing in town is ... Read More »

Six Fraudsters Arrested in Darknet Carding Scheme

The Tübingen police office and public prosecutor arrested six suspects for allegedly using stolen bank and card information to buy expensive electronics and reselling them through various internet mediums. Tübingen police arrested the so-called “nationwide computer fraud gang” after months of complaints from victims of identity theft. According to the Tübingen police, the computer fraud gang both purchased stolen information ... Read More »

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Dispatch from Academia: Exit scams, hacking, violence, predation and fraud

Rasmus is a PhD student at the School of Criminology at University of Montréal. He has studied DNM’s since early 2014 and has, among other things, researched the politics of DNM’s, the demand DNM’s satisfy, how DNM’s affect global drug trafficking and much more. Currently his PHD research centers around trust and transactions on DNM’s, and he works with leading ... Read More »