How we tracked Woodberry via iPhone, WhatsApp and Bitcoin transactions - FBI

How we tracked Woodberry via iPhone, WhatsApp and Bitcoin transactions - FBI

- A special agent with the Federal Bureau of Investigation has said that Woodberry was tracked through his online activities

- The FBI agent stated that his activities on his iPhone, WhatsApp, and Bitcoin transactions gave him away

- Woodberry's bitcoin transactions showed he directed his different victims to pay money into the same account

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A special agent with the Federal Bureau of Investigation identified as Ali Sadiq has revealed how Olalekan Jacob Ponle, popularly known as Woodberry was arrested alongside his partner Hushpuppi.

Premium Times reported that Woodberry was tracked through his details accessed from his WhatsApp, iPhone, and Bitcoin transactions.

It was said that the fraudster used a fake name called Mark Kain to dupe several United States-based companies through Business Email Compromise (BEC) schemes.

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Woodberry then directed his victims in the US to open bank accounts in the names of the companies he scammed. After opening the account, he would then tell his victims to send money to a bitcoin wallet that he owned and operated.

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How we tracked ‘Woodberry’ via iPhone, WhatsApp, Bitcoin transactions – FBI

FBI reveals how Woodberry was tracked through his online activities. Source: @mrwoodberry
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Bitcoin transactions are said to be recorded in blockchain, making it hard to trace because the identities of people are partially unknown.

However, a name remained constant in the mouth of victims and it was the fake name that Woodberry used for his fraudulent activities.

Findings showed that the scammer used the same mobile number to reach his victims, his WhatsApp chats with victims also revealed how he transacted with his victims and the bitcoin account showed that he asked different victims to send money to the same bitcoin account number on nine different occasions.

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On the morning of June 10, news broke that big boy Hushpuppi and Woodberry were arrested by the Dubai police. Following their arrests, new revelations have been made about their fraudulent activities.

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In other news, Legit.ng earlier reported that Hushpuppi's lawyer said he has legal businesses.

Gal Pissetzky of Pissetzky and Berliner argued that the Instagram star is not guilty of the fraud charge brought against him.

He said that Hushpuppi has a legal business that he runs which is the source of his income.

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