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E-mail scam uses anti-terrorism hook

E-mail users are being warned about a new identity theft scam that tries to snare victims by accusing them of violating the government’s anti-terrorism Patriot Act. The fraudulent message appears to be from the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) and asks people to verify their identity by clicking on a bogus Web link. “In cooperation with the Department of Homeland Security, Federal, State and Local Governments [sic] your account has been denied insurance from the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation due to suspected violations of the Patriot Act,” the fraudulent e-mail states. Full Story

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