A 34-year-old man was arrested Friday in Tempe after a tax fraud and identity theft investigation that began early this year, when authorities found a flash drive containing hundreds of names and personal information at Cochise College.
Back in February, the Sierra Vista Police Department was contacted by Cochise College employees after a flash drive was left in a school computer. On it were 800 to 900 names and associated personal information, according to a news release from SVPD.
The data seemingly had nothing to do with Cochise College, however, and law enforcement’s investigation revealed that Osabuohien Odyssey Oronsaye had purchased the identity info and financial info online. The data and details were reportedly acquired from phishing schemes.
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So for $1.50, your details can be purchased for a tax refund fraud scheme that could lead to big headaches for you for years to come. And all because you fell for a phishing scheme. Kinda makes you want to slow down a bit before you click on links, doesn’t it?