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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 Noun 1. Homeland Security - the federal department that administers all matters relating to homeland security
Department of Homeland Security

executive department - a federal department in the executive branch of the government of the United States
 and the USA Patriot Act USA PATRIOT Act [Uniting and Strengthening America by Providing Appropriate Tools Required to Intercept and Obstruct Terrorists], 2001, U.S.  and seek information to be used in identity theft. This message has the appearance of having been sent by the FDIC FDIC

See: Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation


FDIC

See Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC).
 and informs the recipient that Department of Homeland Security Noun 1. Department of Homeland Security - the federal department that administers all matters relating to homeland security
Homeland Security

executive department - a federal department in the executive branch of the government of the United States
 Director Tom Ridge Thomas Joseph Ridge (born August 27 1945 near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) is an American politician who served as a member of the United States House of Representatives (1983–1995), Governor of Pennsylvania (1995–2001), Assistant to the President for Homeland Security  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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