Thursday, November 23, 2006

Not fishing - phishing

Microsoft has brought 129 lawsuits against suspected phishing gangs and criminals in Europe and the Middle East. Action by the company has already led to the imprisonment of one criminal in Turkey for two and a half years with four teenagers settling out of court.

The local police in Torrevieja caught two Eastern Europeans who were using a bank account with false names to collect money from the people they scammed. The police apprehended them when they attempted to withdraw the 20,000€ they had conned out of people using phishing sites on the internet.

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