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United States v. Michael Brown & Andrew Lloyd (MyScore), 20 Cr. 524 (KPF)

On November 10, 2022, the United States Attorney’s Office announced the unsealing of an indictment charging MICHAEL BROWN and ANDREW LLOYD with wire fraud charges in connection with a nationwide online marketing scheme to post fake advertisements for rental properties across the United States on a classified advertisements website.  The purpose of the scheme was to fraudulently induce potential customers to enter their credit card information on credit monitoring websites owned and operated by Credit Bureau Center, LLC, formerly known as MyScore LLC, and obtain a credit report under false pretenses in order to automatically enroll the customers in a monthly membership for credit monitoring services.  The case is assigned to United States District Judge Katherine Polk Failla.  [Link to full press release and indictment:]

There is a virtual status conference scheduled in this matter with respect to the defendant Michael Brown on April 27, 2023 at 11:00 a.m. There is also a status conference scheduled in this matter with respect to the defendant Andrew Lloyd on May 30, 2023 at 3:00 p.m., which will take place in courtroom 618 in the United States Courthouse located at 40 Foley Square, New York, NY 10007.

Updates regarding the progress of this case will be posted on this site.

The United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York is committed to protecting the rights of crime victims. If you believe you are a victim of the offense charged, our Victim/Witness Unit can make sure that you are notified of important stages of the case to help you exercise your rights. In addition, our Victim/Witness Unit is available to answer questions you might have about this case and can refer you to available resources.

Federal crime victims have the following rights, as set forth in 18 U.S.C. § 3771:

(1) The right to be reasonably protected from the accused.
(2) The right to reasonable, accurate, and timely notice of any public court proceeding, or any parole proceeding, involving the crime or of any release or escape of the accused.
(3) The right not to be excluded from any such public court proceeding, unless the court, after receiving clear and convincing evidence, determines that testimony by the victim would be materially altered if the victim heard other testimony at that proceeding
(4) The right to be reasonably heard at any public proceeding in the district court involving release, plea, sentencing, or any parole proceeding.
(5) The reasonable right to confer with the attorney for the Government in the case.
(6) The right to full and timely restitution as provided in law.
(7) The right to proceedings free from unreasonable delay.
(8) The right to be treated with fairness and with respect for the victim’s dignity and privacy.
(9) The right to be informed in a timely manner of any plea bargain or deferred prosecution agreement.
(10) The right to be informed of the rights under this section and the services described in section 503(c) of the Victims’ Rights and Restitution Act of 1990 (42 U.S.C. 10607(c)) and provided contact information for the Office of the Victims’ Rights Ombudsman of the Department of Justice.

For information and assistance, please contact:

SDNY Victim and Witness Coordinator
United States Attorney's Office
One St. Andrew's Plaza
New York, New York 10007

Updated April 26, 2023