Massachusetts Man Sentenced for Defrauding Rideshare and Delivery Companies

~2 min read | Published on 2023-12-25, tagged FraudSentenced using 267 words.

A Brazilian national residing in Massachusetts was sentenced to 70 months in prison for using stolen identities purchased on the dark web to defraud rideshare and delivery companies.


From 2019 through April 2021, 39-year-old Thiago De Souza Prado and his accomplices conspired in the creation of fraudulent driver accounts with multiple rideshare and delivery companies. Prado and his accomplices used the stolen identities of more than 2,000 individuals in the scheme.
After using the stolen identities to create the driver accounts, Prado and his accomplices rented or sold the accounts to people who did not qualify to drive for the companies.
They charged between $250 and $300 per week for Rideshare Companies and $150 per week for Delivery Companies.
To increase the income made from the fraudulent accounts
Prado and his co-defendants exploited the companies' referral system by referring fake driver accounts and collecting referral bonuses from the companies.
Additionally, Prado and his co-conspirators used GPS spoofing APPs to make their rides appear longer. They also sold the spoofing technology to other drivers.
Investigators established that in October 2020, ten fraudulent driver accounts were created with an undisclosed delivery company from an IP address assigned to Prado. Some of the accounts were created using Prado's image.
A federal jury in Boston found Prado guilty of one count of conspiracy to commit wire fraud, three counts of wire fraud, and three counts of aggravated identity theft in September 2023.
In addition to the five years and ten months in prison, U.S. Senior District Court Judge Mark L. Wolf handed Prado three years of supervised release. The judge also ordered him to pay a $50,000 fine.

Comments (48)


ketwin2023-12-29
b6cfa0cb

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Dash2024-01-04
ad1ca46c

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dawffawf2024-01-06
d52408dd

lol........

FUCKYOU2024-01-06
a53d2a97

Fuck Fraudsters! FUCK YOU!

ketwin2024-01-06
6d603fc0

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Bravo 2024-01-09
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United Gaytes2023-12-29
1b87c7c3

Am I reading this correctly? 5 years and 3 months in prison for something like this? That's completely absurd. There are pedophiles that get less time than this.

Land of Opportunity2023-12-29
393d4b45

What should they get, a slap on the wrist? There were thousands of fraudulent accounts involved, which were sold to drivers who didn't even qualify for being a gig company driver. Furthermore, this put rideshare passengers at risk along with those who delivered food. Plus, these accounts are likely being sold to migrants and illegal immigrants, so they were also taken advantage of. "Hey, welcome to America! Now we are going to rip you off so you can work for pennies while we make thousands of dollars per week!" That's not how we should be treating those who are less fortunate. So what should this criminal have gotten for a sentence? Or maybe pedos should have longer prison sentences. Is that what you were alluding to?

546849879846542023-12-31
cccbd806

he went to trial which is why they hosed him still fucked up though

Anonymous2024-01-06
c86b761a

@United Gaytes He only served six months and the rest of his sentence was suspended and he got put on parole. Three years parole. He stole thousands of dollars from Uber. Damn right he should have to pay a 50K fine. He probably stole three times as much. He got off easy.

87654672024-01-06
dcda0b1a

@United Gaytes Convicted pedo sex offenders might get a suspended sentence and parole for good behavior in prison but they are put on the sex offender's registry and surveilence for life. Whereas this guy only has three years of parole and supervised release. Plus sex offenders get mandatory therapy for life.

FuckFraud2024-01-06
13aa1297

@United Gaytes What are you talking about? He only served six months. This guy barely got a slap on the wrist for fucking so many people over. Five years and four months of his five year and ten months sentence was suspended. This guy only served six months.

ShadowBanned2024-01-06
c6f91be0

If pedo sex offenders serve less time then they still get lifetime supervision, lifetime surveilence, lifetime mandatory therapy and are on the sex offenders registry for LIFE. This guy only served six months with only three years supervised probation/parole and a mere 50K fine.

SMDB2024-01-06
cb76586f

You thinking that a full sentence is handed down and that most of his sentence wasn't suspended is absolutely absurd. Do you even know how a court works? Fucking moron!

YouEqualsMoron2024-01-06
4fd88931

@United Gaytes: No, you are not reading it correctly. The judge gave him five years and ten months with five years and four months suspended, so he only served six months. You thinking that a full sentence is handed down and that most of his sentence wasn't suspended is absolutely absurd. Do you even know how a court works? Fucking moron!

United States2024-01-06
c77b52a2

@United Gaytes No, you didn't read that correctly. He originally got a five year and ten months prison sentence, with five years and four months suspended; so he only had to serve six months in prison. He got three years of supervised probation/parole. He had to pay a fifty thousand dollar fine. His actions hurt a lot of people and he stole a lot of money.

United Faytes2024-01-06
3c2197d2

@United Gaytes No, you are not reading it correctly. The article says he originally was sentenced to five years and ten months in prison and others say he got a suspended sentence of five years and four months and a fifty thousand dollar fine which means he only served six months in prison before he was released on parole for three years. Maybe even got out sooner than that if he was good in prison.

Hemono2024-01-06
e1344acd

@United Gaytes No, you are not reading it correctly. The article says he originally was sentenced to five years and ten months in prison and others say he got a suspended sentence of five years and four months and a fifty thousand dollar fine which means he only served six months in prison before he was released on parole for three years. Maybe even got out sooner than that if he was good in prison.

12345692023-12-29
4d8bb98b

>Some of the accounts were created using Prado's image. LOLOLOLOLOL so often wanna be gangsters get taken down because they make the most basic stupid mistakes you could think of.

Southie Raulfie2023-12-30
9515847f

The news reports never mention how much of the sentence was suspended, I was locked up with him. He only had to pull 6 months. Now he learned what not to do, Time to make some real muny

Wrist2024-01-06
2df7bbd6

Barely a slap on the wrist.

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standforourselves2023-12-31
45f5665e

Is this even fair

FAIR2024-01-06
4692bb01

YES it is! He fucked over Uber, stole lots of identities, stole lots of money from Uber, fucked people over. Defrauded many people and Uber. He only served six months; the rest of his five year and ten month sentence was suspended and reduced to only six months in prison. So five years and four months of prison time was suspended. So, YES its more than fair. He should of got more prison time for fucking so many people over.

FAIR2024-01-06
3645ac70

YES it is! He fucked over Uber, stole lots of identities, stole lots of money from Uber, fucked people over. Defrauded many people and Uber. He only served six months; the rest of his five year and ten month sentence was suspended and reduced to only six months in prison. So five years and four months of prison time was suspended. So, YES its more than fair. He should of got more prison time for fucking so many people over. He even gave jobs to unqualified people and they made THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS while other Uber drivers were defrauded and made far less.

STANDFORYOURASS2024-01-06
18f17db3

YES ITS FAIR! HE FUCKED OVER A LOT OF PEOPLE AND STOLE MONEY MAKING THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS!! Regular Uber Drivers dont even make a quarter of the thousands of dollars he was making!

standforothers2024-01-06
a108ad3b

Yeah its fair. He only served six months. Hurt a lot of people. I am suprised he did not get longer time.

random2024-01-01
8cd991ae

what the hell...

unfair2024-01-06
97d19406

What the hell is right. He fucked a lotta people over. Makes you think twice before buying an uber ride now...

RANDOMASS2024-01-06
833854e3

YES ITS FAIR! HE FUCKED OVER A LOT OF PEOPLE AND STOLE MONEY MAKING THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS!! Regular Uber Drivers dont even make a quarter of the thousands of dollars he was making!

6969692024-01-02
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Bravo 2024-01-09
792ab9bb

Get the fucking rich

Bravo 2024-01-09
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Uber Diver2024-01-03
5bf226c2

As an Uber driver who takes people and their luggage/groceries to their destinations via an electric bike...i really feel like they took some people for a ride.

UNFAIR2024-01-06
14778438

Yeah its fucked up. You are barely making a living and this guy is defrauding people and fucking everyone over him and his gang of assholes are literally making THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS while you are barely making montly payments. Its completely fucked up and unacceptable.

Sadsick2024-01-06
fd1d54b8

Yeah these assholes making all this money by defrauding people while you honest uber drivers are just making a little money trying to make ends meet. Makes me sick

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hittler2024-01-05
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FraudsterAssholes2024-01-06
e1d3290b

ONLY SIX MONTHS FOR THIS??? HE SHOULD OF GOT WAY LONGER! This is BULLSHIT! FUCK THESE FRAUDSTER ASSHOLES!

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mammam2024-01-08
1cd4e1aa

I'm doing the same thing. I wonder if they will ever catch me ngl, I began to be so paranoid lately. I spoof IMEI+GPS. Each day I make maybe $50 on autopilot! I also don't pay for food, because well... I also order food to a different parts of town. I wonder if my area code ever comes to them as extremely unprofitable and I feel slightly bad. XD

lester012024-01-27
aa9ce933

Brasil e foda e uma pena que ele nao tenha conseguido roubar mais um pouco. porra mais essa multa de 50k e foda tambem. de qualquer maneira desejo sorte na vida para o sr Prado.