38 Charged in International Phishing Ring

by admin May 19, 2008 at 9:51 pm

The Department of Justice (DOJ) announced today that 38 people with ties to international organized crime have been charged in two separate indictments involving computer and credit card fraud schemes. Thirty-three people were charged by a grand jury for their participation in an international racketeering scheme. This scheme used the Internet to defraud thousands of victims and hundreds of financial institutions. Seven people were charged in a District of Connecticut indictment for their roles in an Internet phishing scheme, including two who were also charged in the Los Angeles case.

U.S. law enforcement authorities are executing nine arrest warrants in the Los Angeles area and Romanian law enforcement authorities are executing search warrants in Romania today in connection with the racketeering indictment.

Read more: govtech.com