Judge Wants Google to Tell Cops Everyone Who Googled One Man's Name

A court issued a warrant for what can only be described as a sweeping dragnet looking for anyone who has googled for one man’s name. 

The case is, of course, much more complicated. Back in January, a man identified himself as a customer of a bank in Minnesota. They called and asked for a wire transfer from a line of credit to another bank; $28,500 in total. The bank asked for his name, date of birth, taxpayer ID; all of which he gladly provided. Instead of the ID of the victim, the fraudster faxed a copy of what looked like an original passport, but the picture wasn’t of the victim, but of someone of similar age. 

The image had been faxed with a spoofed phone number masquerading as the victim’s phone number. In short, a very complicated and complex scheme. 

Police are trying to find out who this man is, but they can’t. The only chance they see is by trying to figure out who may have been interested in the victim and they’re trying to force Google to help. Why Goog… (read more)
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