Information for Victims in Large Cases

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USAO - Georgia, Northern

Between approximately February 2009 and June 2012, at least eight Email Service Providers (ESPs) all over the United States, including two ESPs based in the Northern District of Georgia, were hacked and confidential information, including proprietary marketing data containing over one billion email addresses, was stolen. The stolen email addresses were then subjected to “spam” attacks, which involved the receipt of unsolicited emails that enticed the recipients by promoting specific products and providing hyperlinks for the recipients to purchase the products. The hyperlinks directed the recipients to affiliate marketing websites associated with Marketbay.com.

Doing business as Platinum trust Cards USAO - Pennsylvania, Eastern

Adrian Rubin,  in the Philadelphia area was recently charged with running a multi-million dollar telemarketing scam. According to the information, the defendants duped more than 70,000 people into buying what they falsely marketed as a general-purpose credit card that customers could use to buy merchandise over the internet and improve their credit.

Doing business as Platinum trust Cards USAO - Pennsylvania, Eastern

Chad Kligman,  31, in the Philadelphia area was recently charged with running a multi-million dollar telemarketing scam.  According to the information, the defendants duped more than 70,000 people into buying what they falsely marketed as a general-purpose credit card that customers could use to buy merchandise over the internet and improve their credit.

FAA Fire, Chicago Air Route Traffic Control Center USAO - Illinois, Northern

On September 26, 2014, Brian Howard set fire to the Chicago Air Traffic Control Center in Aurora, Illinois.   The fire resulted in widespread cancellations and delays in air travel throughout the country.

 

Check Site USAO - Pennsylvania, Eastern

This case involves a third-party data processor (Godfrey), who helped fraudulent merchants make small, unauthorized withdrawals from the bank accounts of hundreds of thousands of victims.  Godfrey did this through his business, Check Site, which worked directly with banks that would not have worked with the fraudulent merchants directly.  Godfrey also helped the fraudulent merchants to conceal their activity from the banks through various means.

Scams R Us USAO - Mississippi, Southern

Operation Scams-R-Us involves a transnational organized crime enterprise operating numerous financial fraud schemes via the internet. This case involves mass marketing fraud over job and dating websites, including romance scams, re-shipping of merchandise purchased with stolen credit cards, using fraudulent U.S. postal and other carrier labels, counterfeit and fraudulent check scams, work-at-home and secret shopper scams. Victims believed they were conducting legitimate work such as at-home payroll services or remailing of electronic items for charities to South Africa and Nigeria. Victims were asked to withdraw money at ATMs using prepaid cards and forward money to others via MoneyGram and Western Union. U.S. citizens identities, personal information, bank and financial information were stolen and used to obtain credit cards that were used to take cash advances and purchase mobile phones and other electronic devices.

Hannes Tulving Jr, Alan Tulving, Costa Mesa California, Tulving Co, coins, gold and silver coins, gold bars, silver, emerald-colored gemstone, Canadian paper money USAO - North Carolina, Western

From in or about August 2013 through in or about January 2014, the defendants HANNES TULVING, JR. (“Tulving”) and THE TULVING COMPANY, INC, (“TULVING CO.”) executed a scheme to defraud individuals by inducing customers to place orders for gold and silver coins, among other things, and wire money for those goods knowing that those orders could not be fulfilled as advertised and promised, resulting in a loss of over $15,000,000 to over 400 victims.

Conagra, tainted peanut butter, a salmonella outbreak, Peter Pan peanut butter USAO - Georgia, Middle

This case relates to a 2006-2007 nationwide outbreak of salmonella poisoning connected with tainted peanut butter.

Byron Fisher USAO - Indiana, Southern

Bryon (Pronounced Brian) Fisher, was caught stealing mail from several Post Office Boxes in Indianapolis, Indiana, belonging to utility companies and other businesses that received regular payments.   As a result, customers their companies may have been assessed late fees, or had services disconnected.  

Citadel malware USAO - Georgia, Northern

Citadel is a sophisticated form of malicious software or “malware” known as a “banking Trojan” designed to steal online banking credentials, credit card information, and ultimately funds through unauthorized electronic transfers.  It electronically infects the computers of unsuspecting individuals and financial institutions, creating “bots”, which cyber criminals remotely control through command and control servers.  Once the victim computers are infected and under control, cybercriminals remotely access the infected computers, without authorization, and steal the victims’ personal and financial information. Used by a global syndicate of cybercriminals, Citadel is believed to have infected approximately 11 million computers worldwide and be responsible for over $500 million dollars in losses.

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