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Friday, 29 July 2011 11:57

Phisher jailed for 12 years

Written by Nick Farell

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Scammed 38,000 people
A California phisher was jailed for 12 years by a Californian court for his role in an international scam that cheated more than 38,000 people.

Tien Truong Nguyen, 34, worked with Romanian scammers to help drive people to the sites through email phishing.
The court was told that Nguyen sold the data containing the identities stolen from the fake sites to Ryan Price and Stefani Ruland. These two men then setup lines of credit at GE Capital kiosks at Walmart in Northern California.

Victims ended up paying between $1,000 and $2,000. These lines of credit were used to purchase goods at the store and resell the purchases. Nguyen, Price and Ruland got $200,000 in goods from Walmart.

Nguyen was arrested by police in 2007. In his house they found web templates to build fake versions of sites like eBay, Paypal and banks such as Washington’s Heritage Bank.

He had bank and credit card numbers from 38,500 victims, a Remington 870 Magnum Express shotgun with a supply of ammo. Normally it is the right of everyone American citizens to carry a gun, but Nguyen wasn’t allowed to have a firearm due to previous convictions from three felonies that included writing fraudulent checks.

He was charged with conspiracy, aggravated identity theft, possession of a firearm and access-device fraud. During sentencing, lawyers for Nguyen attempted to argue that he had cleaned up his life and stopped using meth which would have helped.


Nick Farell

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+1 #1 AndreiD 2011-07-29 13:41
Romanian scammers? D:

The police here isn't doing anything about them sadly, even though pretty much everyone knows that they're all in a city, google "hackerville".
 
 
-3 #2 123s 2011-07-29 17:21
12 years because some idiots were stupid enough to click the links ? o.o
Wow...
 
 
+2 #3 Nooblet 2011-07-30 01:06
would be interesting to see the report of the demographics of these victims.
 
 
-2 #4 Warrior24_7 2011-07-30 04:54
Quoting 123s:
12 years because some idiots were stupid enough to click the links ? o.o
Wow...






He got 12 yrs for breaking the law. But since you're both thieves, I can see you not understanding that.
 
 
0 #5 123s 2011-07-30 15:52
Quoting Warrior24_7:
Quoting 123s:
12 years because some idiots were stupid enough to click the links ? o.o
Wow...
He got 12 yrs for breaking the law. But since you're both thieves, I can see you not understanding that.
Proportionality is a unknown word for you, isnt it ?

In most countries you get around 10-15 for rape, now, can you really compare rape with phishing ? (pro tip: no)
 
 
-1 #6 Warrior24_7 2011-07-30 16:32
Quoting 123s:
Proportionality is a unknown word for you, isnt it ?

In most countries you get around 10-15 for rape, now, can you really compare rape with phishing ? (pro tip: no)


He actually got off light, thief. California actually has a "three strikes" law for career criminals. Three convictions and its life!!! Considering he was convicted of "3" previous felonies, now he was caught defrauding over 38,000 people as well as other institutions, and with an illegal firearm. In China he would've been executed. (Life tip: Nobody likes a thief, thief!)
 
 
-1 #7 123s 2011-07-30 18:16
Its not like he used the gun and the other felonies seems same small shit. Of course you can argue that he should get it after being caught so many times but its still not like he directly harmed or endangered anyone, scammers need somebody stupid enough to fall for it first.

Its funny that you need to come of with China to justify something like that. When are you going to bring up Saudi Arabia or Uganda, compared to them US laws seem good too.

(pro tip: you need proofs before you can call somebody a thief or its shit talking, something you do the whole time. :I)
 

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