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Police issue warning about Internet scam.

Byline: The Register-Guard

Eugene police are warning residents to be wary of a reported new version of the common e-mail `phishing' scam.

The e-mails mention Homeland Security and the USA Patriot Act and seek information to be used in identity theft. This message has the appearance of having been sent by the FDIC and informs the recipient that Department of Homeland Security Director Tom Ridge has advised the FDIC to suspend deposit insurance on the recipient's bank account until their personal identity, including bank account information, can be verified.

As with all such e-mails, this message was not sent by the FDIC and is a fraudulent attempt to obtain personal information.

For more information about Internet scams and other financial crimes and how to prevent them, visit the Eugene police Web site at www.eugene-or.gov/police, and navigate to About Eugene Police, Police Investigations then Financial Crimes.
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Publication:The Register-Guard (Eugene, OR)
Date:Jun 14, 2006
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