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Friday, September 14, 2007

Scammer Convicted For 2 Years For Internet Fraud


A Seattle man convicted of defrauding would-be customers of more than $94,000 through phony deals on the Internet has been sentenced to serve two years in prison and pay $73,873 in restitution to his victims.

U.S. District Court Judge Ricardo Martinez handed down the sentence Friday to Jordan Edward Dias, 40, saying the man "is good at what he does: defrauding other people."

Dias, who was convicted of mail fraud, used a number of names and online identities when he offered computer and camera equipment and other items for sale on the Internet auction site eBay, federal prosecutors said. The items were never delivered to customers.

Dias established a number of accounts on eBay and PayPal and changed Internet service providers, e-mail addresses and bank and credit-card accounts in an attempt to avoid being caught, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office.

Ha Ha, Dias, you are an official internet scumbag. We hope you have a good time in prison!

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