Fake Bank Web Site Scam Reaches US

from the it's-everywhere dept

Not only is the internet a global medium, but it’s allowing scams to be a global system as well. For the last month or so, I keep seeing articles about scams involving specific banks. The scam is pretty straightforward. A spoofed email comes from a bank, telling people they need to log in and update their info. The page they are sent to looks just like the bank’s actual page, but really isn’t. The people fill out their info, and suddenly the scammers have everything they need. While the scam has hit several Australian banks, it’s now reached the US, as Bank of America is warning its customers to watch out for the scam. The article sounds one positive note about the scam – which is that not many people were fooled by it. Hopefully, people are becoming naturally more skeptical on these sorts of things.

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