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Warns of Email Phishing Scam
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.
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.
Against ID Theft and Phishing
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.
U.S. Postal Money Orders
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.
more information on protecting yourself from identity theft, visit
Trade Commission's website.