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By Dennis Fisher  |  Posted 2003-05-22 Print this article Print

The c2it scam comes on the heels of two similar schemes targeting customers of First Union Bank and Bank of America. The two scams, both of which started in the last few weeks, take the form of e-mail messages that tell recipients that there is a problem with their online banking account. The messages include a link to a Web site where the recipient is asked to enter either his online banking username and password or some other sensitive information. Some Internet users are also receiving similar e-mails telling them that there is a problem with their accounts at eBay or PayPal. Both messages ask recipients to verify their account information by entering their usernames and passwords. However, the messages are going out to random addresses and many of the people receiving them dont have accounts with either of the Web sites.
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