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SHAZAM Warns of Email Phishing Scam
Shazam, interchange for debit card and ATM transactions, has warned banks of an e-mail phishing scam targeted towards cardholders. The messages appears to be from "Shazam Inc. Bank." The recipient is asked to provided personal identity data and financial account information via e-mail. Shazam warns that they never request this type of information. If you receive an email from Shazam Inc. Bank, do not open it or provide a reply.

Fake Check Scam
The nation's oldest consumer advocacy organization, The National Consumers League, has partnered with the American Bankers Association to alert the public about the various scams involving fake checks. Consumers who reported fake checks scams to the NCL between January 1 and June 30, 2004 lost an average of $5,000. Click here for more information.

Protecting Against ID Theft and Phishing
The American Bankers Association is offering consumers tips on how they can protect themselves against identity theft and phishing scams. Read the ABA's consumer tips on Identity Theft and Phishing scams in the ABA Consumer Connection.

Counterfeit U.S. Postal Money Orders
A fraud scheme speeding across the Internet may cost U.S. residents time, money and a chat with bank and law enforcement officials for passing counterfeit postal money orders. According to U.S. Postal Inspectors, the scam begins when someone needing help to cash phony postal money orders contacts a victim by e-mail, through an Internet chat room or on-line auction site. Once the bogus money orders are cashed, the victim returns the funds via wire transfer, often unaware they have assisted in a federal crime. Learn about U.S. Postal Service Money Order security features to avoid accepting a counterfeit money order.

For more information on protecting yourself from identity theft, visit the Federal Trade Commission's website.