Bad Call: Man Admits To Cell Phone Scheme That Allowed Fraudulent Calls To Caribbean

An American man has admitted to multiple offences in connection with a sophisticated global cell phone fraud scheme that involved hijacking cellphone customers’ accounts and “cloning” their phones to make fraudulent calls to Caribbean countries.

Under a plea deal, 37-year-old Edwin Fana admitted to one count of conspiracy to commit wire fraud, access device fraud, the use, production or possession of modified telecommunications instruments, and the use or possession of hardware or software configured to obtain telecommunications services. He also pleaded guilty to wire fraud and aggravated identity theft.

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