One Phishing Scam Down, Plenty To Go

from the yeah,-that'll-help dept

The FTC is thrilled today that they’ve been able to track down a single phishing scammer who sent out fake messages pretending to be from AOL and PayPal telling people their accounts had been canceled and telling them to go to a certain website and fill out specific info to reinstate the account. Of course, the guy ran that website and used the info for identity theft. This is the popular scam-of-the-moment, and tracking down one guy involved in it is unlikely to make much of a dent, but at least the FTC is trying to do something.

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