This is why you need to check your carrier’s monthly invoices very carefully


A group of fraudsters, using identities stolen from real subscribers to wireless carriers, was able to obtain $19 million of Apple iPhone units over the last seven years. The ring, comprised of six people, would purchase the handsets for a fraction of their real price (sometimes getting the device for free) and sell them in the black market to collect a nice profit. The suit, filed in the Southern District of New York (via Quartz), was unsealed revealing the names of the defendants and the aliases that some of them used.
The defendants would walk into a store belonging …

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