ALIASES: Aleksey (Olekseii) Vladimirovich Bystrov, Олексій Володимирович Бистров, Алексей Владимирович Быстров, “Gold,” “Strong”
DOB: April 22, 1983
HAIR COLOR: Brown
EYE COLOR: Brown
U.S. SECRET SERVICE FIELD OFFICE: San Francisco
Between approximately August 2011 and March 2013, Oleksii Volodymyrovych Bystrov and his co-conspirators fraudulently obtained the online banking login credentials belonging to numerous customers of a U.S. financial institution. Using those credentials without the knowledge or authorization of the rightful accountholders, Bystrov and his associates setup ACH (Automated Clearing House) links between those victim accounts and destination accounts controlled by Bystrov and his associates. In doing so, Bystrov and his co-conspirators falsely represented themselves as the legitimate customers of the U.S. financial institution and subsequently caused and attempted to cause said U.S. financial institution to execute wire transfers into bank accounts controlled by Bystrov and his associates. Furthermore, Bystrov and his co-conspirators changed the verification phone numbers and verification email addresses on the victim accounts to phone numbers and email accounts under the control of the fraudsters. In this manner, the conspirators sought to evade bank scrutiny of the unauthorized transfers of funds.
Bystrov is charged with aggravated identity theft, wire fraud, bank fraud, and conspiracy to commit bank fraud and wire fraud.
The prosecution is being handled by the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of California.
If you have information regarding this individual, please contact the U.S. Secret Service at MostWanted@usss.dhs.gov.