Oz Resident Named In US Scam
US prosecutors have filed an indictment against three men, including one who lives in Australia, for engaging in a multimillion-dollar scheme to defraud consumers by charging mobile phone users for unwanted text messages.
The suit, filed in federal court in Manhattan, charged Fraser Thompson, an ex-executive at mobile aggregation company Mobile Messenger, as well as Eugeni Tsvetnenko and Francis Assifuah, who authorities say ran digital content providers.
Thompson was arrested overnight in California. Tsvetnenko lives in Australia and has not yet been arrested, while Assifuah had already been arrested in April.
The trio face charges including wire fraud and conspiracy to commit money laundering.