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United States v. Gareth Long

Case Number: 2:16-CR-00071-APG-PAL


Defendant Status

Gareth David Long - sentenced to imprisonment on June 23, 2020


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The indictment alleges that, in reality, Long simply debited the accounts of victims who had never visited his websites, never requested any service and never authorized any payment. Long obtained the personal and financial information of his victims from two sources. First, he allegedly purchased large spreadsheets, referred to as “lead lists,” each of which contained detailed personal and financial information of thousands of American consumers. Second, Long used the data stored in his payment processing system to debit more than a hundred thousand accounts that had previously been debited by Long’s prior merchants. When he ran out of unique accounts to charge, Long allegedly created and deposited hundreds of thousands of additional, repeat charges against accounts he had already charged.

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Information and Assistance for Federal Crime Victims and Witnesses Link to PDF 

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Press Releases

Press Release on March 10, 2016 

Press Release on November 5, 2019

Press Release on June 24, 2020



Updated June 26, 2020