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HushPuppi Caught In Another $400k Fraud Case In United State While In Prison

Hushpuppi, a popular Instagram star, has been charged again after US authorities presented court documents detailing how he committed fraud and laundered over $400k while incarcerated.

On March 16, 2022, US prosecutors submitted documents to the United States District Court of California with new evidence accusing HushPuppi of perpetrating fraud and money laundering in a federal jail facility in the United States. 

According to court records, Hushpuppi engaged in the purchase and laundering of Economic Impact Payment debit cards obtained fraudulently from stolen data of US citizens and residents while jailed in a federal prison in the United States. 

Economic Impact Payments are a type of financial assistance provided by the US government to US citizens under the CARES Act. Debit cards are one of the ways eligible US residents receive their Economic Impact Payments. 

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According to court records, hackers utilize data from US people to file for and obtain Economic Impact Payments debit cards. They sell these EIP cards to other cyber criminals on underground markets. 

In a court filing, US prosecutors stated that inmates have restricted access to phone calls, video calls, the internet, and computers, but that they are not monitored since inmates have a right to privacy. Hushpuppi, like the other prisoners, was granted access. 

However, security authorities at a US Federal prison facility detected Hushpuppi using the internet more frequently between the 28th of January and the 4th of March 2022. 

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They received an order to monitor Hushpuppi’s activities after learning that he had been arrested for internet-related crimes. For him, a special system was set up, and his activities were logged for seven days. 

Hushpuppi was discovered to be buying EIP debit cards from StimulusCard (“https://stimuluscard.com/”), an underground cyber criminal marketplace. 

Hushpuppi purchased 58 EIP debit cards with a total value of $429,800 on the site while being recorded and laundered the money through one AJ.

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