Plaintiff Mr. Edward Mendez alleges that the T-Mobile employee who granted the hacker access had bypassed the “text-message notification” protocol that notifies all other members under the same account when there is a change to an account. This T-Mobile employee's negligence costed Edward Mendez $238,924.21 in cryptocurrency and stolen identifying information.
The People of the United States alleges that between in or about March and May 2019, the defendant participated in a scheme to use SIM swaps to steal approximately $784,000 worth of cryptocurrency from a Manhattan-based cryptocurrency company.
Mr. Etheridge claims that AT&T allowed hackers to fraudulently SIM swap his mobile number which led to hackers stealing 159.8 Ethereum tokens from him.
Plaintiff Boyd Egan used a fake driver's license to steal the identity of his victim and used it to request a SIM Swap in a mobile carrier's retail store. He also used the same fake driver's license to personally withdraw funds from his victims' banks with the help of SMS authentication using the victim's number that he fraudulently SIM swapped.
Mr. Kevin Frye claims that T-Mobile employees allowed hackers to steal his phone number through SIM swap. Mr. Frye lost $87,000 worth of BTC from his Coinbase account apart from the $1,536 that was withdrawn from his Wells Fargo account.
The People of the United States of America alleges that Nima Fazeli is “Rolex,” “Rolex#0373,” “Rolex#373,” and “Nim F", who is part of the gang who were responsible for the infamous Twitter hack on July 15, 2020. Nima Fazeli conspired with other hackers to knowingly steal desirable Twitter handles to sell and steal celebrity Twitter accounts to control and use to scam victims by asking them to send bitcoin to get more bitcoins.
The People of the United States of America alleges that Mason John Sheppard is "Chaewon", who is part of the gang who were responsible for the infamous Twitter hack on July 15, 2020. Mason John Sheppard conspired with other hackers to knowingly steal desirable Twitter handles to sell and steal celebrity Twitter accounts to control and use to scam victims by asking them to send bitcoin to get more bitcoins.
Mr. Richard Harris claims that a T-Mobile employee knowingly processed a fraudulent SIM swap to an unknown individual who has visited a T-Mobile branch pretending to be him. Mr. Richard has set up a PIN that is only known to him & shall be required when requesting for a SIM swap. Because of T-Mobile's alleged negligence, Mr. Richard Harris lost worth at least $55,000 in BTC from his Coinbase account that the hacker took over after their successful fraudulent SIM swap.
Plaintiff Sima Kesler, a 71-year old woman from Pennsylvania, has suffered from SIM swap fraud when a T-Mobile employee handed over her T-Mobile account details to an unknown individual who visited a T-Mobile store pretending to be Sima on May 2, 2020. Later that day, she lost network signal and immediately contacted T-Mobile support via chat. To her utter dismay, she found out later on that the T-Mobile representative kept her on for hours but did not inform her that she has been a victim of SIM swap fraud the entire time, up until she received email notifications that her passwords have been reset particularly her Coinbase account where she lost more than $20,000 of crypto.
The People of the United States alleges that Defendants Eric Meiggs and Declan Harrington conspired to steal the identities and properties of at least 10 SIM swap victims. They also allegedly threatened to kill at least one of the SIM swap victims, and threatened family members of their direct SIM swap victims if they do not send bitcoin or if they do not turnover their Twitter handles. The defendants allegedly were able to steal at least $500,000.
Robert Ross claims that Nicholas Truglia together with unnamed bad actors conspired to conduct SIM swap fraud, intercept messages from Robert Ross' phone and control his online accounts in order to successfully steal $1,000,00 worth of Bitcoin.
Mr. LaPrairie claims that Presidio was grossly negligent and has breached their contract where they promised to protect personal identifying information of their employees when hackers were able to get hold of their sensitive information and use it for criminal activities such as SIM swap fraud.
The People of the United States alleges that Robert Lewis Barr and Corey De Rose and others knowingly and fraudulently gained access to their victim's phone number through a SIM swap scam, accessed their victim's cryptocurrency addresses and private keys, and then transferred cryptocurrency to their accounts worth approximately $8,500,000.00.
The People of the United States alleges that Anthony Faulk conspired with fellow hackers and stole personal identifying information, used social engineering techniques to conduct unauthorized SIM swap, used the stolen phone numbers to steal cryptocurrency from victims and to contact the victims to extort more money.
The People of the State of California alleges that Mr. Kalvin Ung has stolen more than $8,000 from sim swap victims and their identities.
Michael Pierre claims that Coinbase was grossly negligent of its promise to protect and secure its customers' cryptocurrencies from cyberattacks. Mr. Pierre further claims that Coinbase dropped the ball on a series of anti-cyber attack/anti-hack precautions mandated by federal and state laws, rules, and regulations for cryptocurrency exchanges like Coinbase.
Michael Terpin claims that Nicholas Truglia
The People of the State of California alleges that Xzavyer Narvaez knowingly stole identifying information and credit card details of 3 identified sim swap victims amounting to not less than $27,000.
The People of the United States alleges that Jarratt White, Robert Jack, and Fendley Joseph were employees of AT&T and Verizon when the fraudulent sim swaps occurred. They were able to use their access as mobile carrier employees to facilitate fraudulent SIM swaps for the hackers and provide identifying information to facilitate the hackers' schemes.
The People of the State of California alleges that Mr. Harris stole the identity of Crowd Machine's Founder, Craig Sproule, to steal more than $950,000 from Crowd Machine.
The People of the State of California alleges that Mr. Joel Ortiz has violated 44 counts including crimes of Grand theft, Computer crimes on not less than 14 sim swap victims.
The People of the United States of America alleges that Mr. Nicholas Truglia knowingly conspired with others to commit wire fraud to steal approximately $23.8 Million and to money, launder proceeds to conceal the nature, location, source, and ownership of their stolen money.
The People of the United States alleges that Stephen DeFiore has conspired to commit wire fraud by using his former job as a customer representative at a mobile carrier store and facilited fraudulent sim swaps in exchange for money.
Mr. Michael Terpin claims that Ellis Pinsky masterminded the SIM swap attack where $24,000,000 was stolen from him. Ellis Pinsky is known to have boasted that he has stolen $100,000,000 from his ill-gotten gains.
Mr. Middleton claims that T-Mobile allowed an unauthorized SIM swap transaction on his account, the very mobile number that was linked to his and his company's cryptocurrency addresses, wallets, and online exchange accounts were linked, $8,700.000 reportedly stolen.
Mr. Sultan claims that Coinbase allowed a hacker to steal approximately $150,000 worth of Litecoins from him by neglecting protection measures as stated in the contract and agreement that Mr. Sultan signed upon joining Coinbase.
The People of the State of Florida alleges that Clark Graham stole the identities, particularly, verified Twitter accounts of some of the biggest politicians and celebrities like Former Pres. Barack Obama, Pres. Joe Biden, Kanye West, and Kim Kardashian to name a few, scam money and bitcoins from his victims.
Freeman, et al. are members of The Community, a loosely organized group of individuals dedicated to online identity theft. This group engaged in sim swap fraud to steal crypto from their victims.
The People of the United States alleges that Defendants Matthew Ditman and Ahmed Hared knowingly accessed data, a computer, computer system, and computer network in order to commit fraud and steal their victims' identity and money.
Mr. Cheng claims that T-Mobile allowed an illegal mobile number and online account takeover which resulted in Mr. Cheng being robbed of over $750,000 in losses.
Mr. Chen claims that Bank of America, Synchrony Bank, and Gemini Trust Company LLC enabled unauthorized financial transactions to occur while his account was under the control of his hackers during a sim swap.
Mr. Ross claims that AT&T gave control of his mobile phone service from his hackers, who then stole $1 million from him, minutes later.
The People of the State of California alleges that Nicholas Truglia knowingly accessed data, a computer, computer system, and computer network in order to commit fraud and steal identity and cash from multiple victims.
Ms. McCants claims that AT&T agents were paid to override security measures on her mobile account and allowed an unauthorized user to access her confidential account information. The information accessed then lead to Ms. McCants attack.
Mr. James Chen claims that AT&T employees gave unauthorized access to hackers in a sim swap which allowed the hackers to steal $764,168.00 from his bank accounts. The hackers then created a new cryptocurrency account, purchased cryptocurrency using the stolen money for themselves.
Mr. Williams claims that AT&T employees gave hackers control over his mobile account and phone number through an unauthorized SIM swap, and because of that, the hackers were able to take control of his personal and financial accounts, steal his cryptocurrency, and destroy his business, all resulting in the loss of Mr. Williams’ $2 million investment.
Mr. Terpin claims that AT&T allowed an illegal sim swap to occur after an imposter posing as Mr. Terpin obtained Mr. Terpin’s telephone number from an insider cooperating with the hacker without the AT&T store employee requiring him to present valid identification or to give Mr. Terpin’s required password.
Mr. Shapiro claims AT&T employees took bribes from hackers and gave them control of his mobile account 4 times over the course of one year. Mr. Shapiro also claims that the hackers then used their control over his mobile account to take control of his personal and digital finance accounts and steal more than $1.9 million from him.
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