Mon, May 19 2008 14:17
38 in U.S., Romania charged in phishing schemes
Thirty-eight people in the U.S. and Romania
have been charged in two federal indictments alleging that they used
complicated Internet phishing schemes to steal thousands of credit and
debit card numbers, U.S. and Romanian authorities said today.
indictments, in U.S. District Court for the Central District of
California and the District of Connecticut, focus on two related
phishing schemes with ties to organized crime, the U.S. Department of Justice
said. Phishing involves sending e-mail messages that look like official
correspondence from banks or credit card vendors in attempts to get
recipients to go to fake Web sites and enter their account numbers.
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