Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Internet scam collected data from thousands

WASHINGTON - Thirty-eight people were charged Monday with stealing names, Sociable Security designation numbers, recognition card information and other personal information from unsuspicious Internet users as portion of a planetary law-breaking ring.

The Romanian-based cozenages sought to rake off one thousands of American consumers and 100s of fiscal institutions, according to bills of indictment unsealed in Los Angeles, California, and New Haven, Conn.

More than one-half the people charged are Romanian, although the alleged cozenage also operated from the United States, Canada, Portuguese Republic and Pakistan. The lawsuits were linked by two Romanians who participated in both schemes, government said. advertisement

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