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Portsmouth Man Gets Prison Term for Dark Web Card Fraud after an Earlier Pardon by Judge

Montray King has been sentenced to four and a half years in prison for the illegal possession of a firearm and fraud with identification documents. According to a report, King was earlier given a two-year probationary term after being charged for involvement in drugs and instigating a police chase. However, just ten days into his probationary term, he committed another ... Read More »

130 Suspects Wanted for Electronic Fraud in Kenya

  Last week, the Directorate of Criminal Investigation (DCI) in Kenya sent out photos of 130 people suspected to have engaged in a cyber-attack. The suspects are alleged to have taken part in extensive fraudulent electronic activity and hacking into banking systems. Reports state that some of the criminals involved bank workers who enabled them to execute their activities. This ... 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 »

Three Cybercrime Gang Members Who Used Dark Web Fraud Arrested

Three men were recently arrested in Rochdale, Greater Manchester in England for purchasing crucial personal data on the dark web and later using the data to buy goods valued at over £1 million in local stores. According to the investigators, the cybercriminals have so far made more than 300 of such fraudulent purchases. These crimes date back to 2014 and ... Read More »

Federal Investigation Agency Arrested a Hacker Involved in Telephone Banking Fraud

With the rising number of cyber-attacks instigated by black hat hackers, the banking system is in jeopardy as oblivious customers are prone to these attacks. Different policing agents are aligning their focus in the fight to bring down the cyber cartels causing the public sleepless nights. Recently, the cybercrime unit belonging to the Federal Investigation Agency in Pakistan apprehended a ... Read More »

Man Charged with Over 135 Cyber Fraud Cases

The cyber cell of Gurugram police announced the arrest of a 27-year-old man who allegedly defrauded over 100 Indians in Delhi-NCR. The arrested suspect allegedly used phishing emails to obtain passwords and other important credentials from his targets. After obtaining the targets’ credentials the fraudster would then use obtained credit card details to make online purchases, he would also make ... 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 »

Europol Busts International E-Commerce Fraud Gang

According to the European Police Office, (Europol), 95 suspected fraudsters were arrested in this year’s e-Commerce action. The 2018 e-Commerce action took place from June 4 to 15 and was a joint law enforcement operation between 28 countries from across the globe, coordinated by Europol’s European cybercrime center. A June 19 Europol press release stated that the suspects arrested included ... Read More »