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US Man Charged with Committing $11 Million in Welfare Fraud Using Data Purchased from Dark Web

A Michigan man is being charged with defrauding the federal government on a massive scale after filing over 3,000 Medicaid applications using personal data he purchased on the dark web. Dewan Anton Williams, 47, of Detroit, allegedly purchased the names, addresses, and social security numbers of around 7,000 US citizens from an unnamed darknet market, applying for government benefits and receiving an untold number of cell phones which he then activated and sold locally.

 

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