Dallas FBI raid targeted telecom fraud

When the FBI raided a Telx collocation center in Dallas recently, the details were not immediately clear. There were reports, at least one coming from inside the collocation center, that suggested about 50 companies saw their service disrupted during the raid. Initial speculation also suggested that the raid had something to do with the recent Internet leak of an unfinished print of the film "X-Men Origins: Wolverine," which spread across the Web like wildfire in recent days.

Now, however, it appears that the FBI actually is investigating two companies--Premier Voice and Lone Star Power--who may have committed fraud by using false credit information to swindle AT&T and Verizon Communications out of more than 120 million minutes worth of calls. The FBI is investigating four suspects affiliated with the companies.

For more:
- Network World has this report
- DSL Reports has this story

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