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SCARS|RSN™ SCAM NEWS: Three Romanians Plead Guilty In $21 Million Phishing Scheme

The trio intruded into U.S. computer servers, sent phishing messages to thousands, and stole Social Security and bank account information.

ATLANTA – Robert Codrut Dumitrescu has pleaded guilty to federal charges of wire fraud conspiracy, computer fraud and abuse, and aggravated identity theft in connection with a Romania-based scheme that stole $21 million worth of Social Security and bank account information. His conspirators, Teodor Laurentiu Costea and Cosmin Draghici, also pleaded guilty earlier this year to federal charges.

According to prosecutors, from October 2011 through February 2014, Dumitrescu, Costea and Draghici conducted a “vishing” and “smishing” scheme from Romania. “Vishing” is a type of phishing scheme that communicates a phishing message purporting to be from a legitimate source, in this case the victims’ banks, through a voice recording. “Smishing” is similar to “vishing,” but communicates the message through text.

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