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Brazilian convicted in US for fraudulent Uber and Lyft accounts

Last week (17), Flavio Condito da Silva, a 36-year-old Brazilian, pleaded guilty to fraudulently opening accounts and travel and delivery service accounts. Like Uber, Elevator and torch. The confession, which was filed in a federal court in Boston, USA, shows that the identity information was stolen and sold into the Dark Web.

Flavio, who lives in Malton, Massachusetts, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit electronic fraud and identity theft. These illegally obtained credentials were used to open accounts in the transportation and delivery services through the application, which were then sold to drivers who did not meet the work requirements for companies, mostly Brazilians, Because of the lack of a proper license in the United States.

The 18-member gang, led by Flávio, not only stole identities but also opened accounts with forged documents. The team used the network of bots to take advantage of bonus plans from transport and GPS technology companies so that “their” drivers would get higher values ​​in racing.

How did the fake Uber account scheme work?

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Defendant was able to access the markets, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office Dark web Information such as victims’ names, dates of birth, driver’s license and Social Security numbers (SSNs). Having these data, the criminal team forged documents, causing minor traffic accidents for the sole purpose of photographing the victim and his driver’s license.

This procedure was done to avoid checks Facial recognition Accepted as a security measure at most rightshare systems and distribution service providers.

Scheduled for April 22, 2022, Flávio and his accomplices face up to 20 years in prison for electronics fraud and two more years in prison for identity theft, with a fine of US $ 250,000 equivalent to R $ 1.4 million.

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