Savvy Consumer Information Center - Scams and Frauds
Savvy Consumer Information Center - Scams and
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Group Warns Consumers Not to Take the Bait in
Phishing Scams -
Identity thieves are using a new scheme dubbed "phishing" to trick people into providing their Social Security numbers,
financial account numbers, passwords, PIN numbers, and other personal information, and anyone with a telephone or
email can be a victim, warns the National Consumers League (NCL). Based on complaints reported to NCL’s National
Fraud Information Center/Internet Fraud Watch database since last December, when the phishing category was added,
this method of ID theft is now the fourth most common Internet scam.
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