Toriano Adams Has High Hopes For KU
Adams hopes to make an immediate and significant mark at Kansas University and is eagerly awaiting arrival on campus.
Federal authorities reported that eight gang members charged in this scheme made approximately $2 million, according to federal officials. They obtained credit card data through data breaches, spear phishing emails and magnetic strip skimming techniques.
Early Life and Education
Toriano Adams grew up moving around often due to his father being in the Canadian Army, taking up singing and guitar at an early age. Later, vocal instructor Jim Vallance noticed his talent, comparing him with Rod Stewart and Paul Rodgers.
Federal authorities allege that a criminal gang obtained credit-card data through data breaches, spear phishing emails and a skimming device that collects account numbers and encodes them onto magnetic strips on credit cards. Once collected, members used this information to clone credit cards using blank cards that had already been distributed with this data encoded onto them – according to their complaint.
Adams could face life without parole if found guilty on these charges, with a judge ordering him held without bond. Officials allege his crimes are part of an elaborate nationwide scheme which netted them more than $2 Million, according to officials.
Toriano Adams experienced frequent moves due to his father’s military service and diplomatic work; eventually settling near Vancouver, British Columbia. At an early age, Adams discovered his talent for singing, taught himself guitar and signed a contract with a music producer and began recording.
He toured with Canadian glam-rock band Sweeney Todd before acting as lead vocalist for a stage production of Pretty Woman from 1990. Additionally, he composed numerous albums such as Into the Fire (1987), Waking Up the Neighbours (1991), 11 (2008) and Bare Bones (2010).
Clemson University recently signed another 2022 recruit from Austin, Texas; attending Westlake High School where Super Bowl-winning quarterbacks Drew Brees and Nick Foles graduated. Cade Klubnik from Clemson’s 2021 class is also from Texas and was signed earlier.
Adams was “obsessed with music.” His natural voice reminded her of Rod Stewart and Paul Rodgers; she taught him guitar and eventually formed a band with him.
Adams is one of eight accused gang members charged in a federal indictment alleging they ran an elaborate credit card fraud scheme with netted up to $2 Million in losses. Adams is charged with using stolen credit-card information gathered through data breaches, spear phishing emails and skimming devices that placed information onto magnetic strips on cards to execute this scam.
According to the indictment, this group used their stolen information to encode account numbers onto blank cards that looked legitimate and use these counterfeit cards to purchase items at Walmart stores in their area.
Toriano Adams, an ex-professional football player now known for hosting Ballers on television and having amassed 500,000 Instagram followers as host, reportedly has amassed an estimated net worth of $6 Million. A native of Detroit who attended Detroit King High School and Penn State before being drafted by San Francisco 49ers in 2003 for 278 tackles, 10.5 sacks, three forced fumbles while playing both with 49ers and Bears before his arrest by federal prosecutors for their $2 Million credit card fraud scheme which they say collected information via “dump” sites or spear phishing emails sent out from scamming emails or by skimming magnetic stripe cards before pressing it onto blank credit cards created clonesd cards as the indictment states.