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FDIC warns consumers on e-mail ''phishing'' scam

The FDIC issued an alert about an increasingly common e-mail scam designed to steal personal information and money from millions of unwary consumers. The Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. (FDIC), perhaps best known as an insurer of bank deposits, issued its warning about so-called "phishing" eight months after criminals began misappropriating its name and reputation to perpetrate e-mail fraud.

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Posted on November 1, 2004 at 05:38 PM | Permalink


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I'm receiving scam emails at a rate of 3 a week the latest from Liberia...

Charles Taylor Jnr. ( Son of) former embattled President of war torn Liberia,....

how can I get these jerks to stop?

Posted by: KCoupland at Nov 5, 2004 11:28:15 AM