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Tuesday, September 06, 2005

Beware of online donation scams

The Federal Trade Commission and Better Business Bureau have issued consumer warnings, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation has received complaints about some websites set up to ostensibly aid victims of Katrina but actually intended for stealing credit card numbers and other personal information, and eBay said it had terminated several auctions of Katrina-related domain names earlier this week.

Computer security firm Sophos also warned of an email containing news stories about the disaster, but links in the email take users to a site that attempts to load virus code onto a user's computer. Once infected, a computer can be controlled remotely as a zombie and used to launch spam attacks, for example.
Via Marketing Vox


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