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Email Scheme and Massive ID Theft

 
 
Adam Smith
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      03-02-2005
FBI Alerts Public to Recent Email Scheme

The FBI warned the public to avoid falling victim to an on-going mass
e-mail scheme wherein computer users receive unsolicited e-mails
purportedly sent by the FBI. The e-mails then direct recipients to
open an attachment and answer questions. The attachments contain a
computer virus.

To read the full text, please go to:
http://www.contactomagazine.com/emailscam0226.htm


Massive ID Theft Impacts 145,000 Consumers

ChoicePoint, a data-brokering company, is actively engaged with local
and federal law enforcement agencies in the continuing investigation of
a fraud committed against the company, through which a small number of
very well organized criminals posed as legitimate companies to gain
access to personal information about consumers. To date, the company
has sent warning letters to 145,000 consumers in various states.

To read the full text, please go to:
http://www.contactomagazine.com/massiveidtheft0220.htm

 
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