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Tuesday September 15, 2015

Two Men Arrested In Multimillion-Dollar Text Message Fraud Scheme

You have to wonder why scammers do stuff like this. I mean, they have to know they are going to get caught. Right?

The six people charged in this scheme have been accused of working together to subscribe millions of mobile customers to horoscope or celebrity gossip services that they had never asked for, for $10 per month. Two of the conspirators worked for a premium text billing service based in Australia, and they were asked to write a program that would generate fake authorizations to bill mobile carriers for content, so it would appear that customers had authorized these services that they had never heard of.