Scambusters, Preventing Internet Scams & Phishing Attempts

This blog is dedicated to help preventing internet fraud and internet scams. Scambusters was a radio show I started in Albany Oregon, but due to defaulted payment by the radio station we took the show offline. Regardless of this issue we still wish to help prevent internet fraud and save people from internet loss. I have been interviewed and featured in various publications such as the Wall Street Journal, New York Times & Daily News, The London Times & AARP Newsletters. Please watch this blog for latest tips and tricks and scams to avoid.

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Nashville Secret Service agents help catch identity thief

By Amanda N. Maynord


Nashville Secret Service agents help catch identity thief


Undercover Secret Service agents in Nashville helped catch a 25-year-old Wisconsin man who was selling stolen credit card numbers through a Web site.

The agents attempted to buy a database of approximately 637,000 stolen credit card numbers with related names and addresses from David Haltinner.

Haltinner was arrested last May and pleaded guilty in October after he used an assumed online identity to sell the stolen credit card numbers, according to the U.S. Department of Justice.

He was sentenced yesterday to serve 50 months in prison for aggravated identity theft and access device fraud, according to the Department of Justice.

No comments: