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Phishing Scammers Face Charges In U.S.

     

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4:39 pm on Sep 30, 2009 (gmt 0)

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Phishing Scammers Face Charges In U.S. [pcworld.com]
The U.S. Department of Justice has extradited two Romanians to the U.S., where they face charges in connection with a massive phishing scam.

The two men, Petru Belbita, 25, and Cornel Tonita, 28, are accused of setting up fake phishing sites designed to steal user names and passwords from the Web customers of Citibank, Wells Fargo, eBay and other financial institutions.

Victims would receive e-mails or text messages that looked like they came from legitimate financial institutions, said Assistant U.S. Attorney Mark Aveis. "You'd of course freak out and be concerned that your account was under attack," he explained. "You'd click a link and that link would take you to what you thought was a legitimate [bank] site."

nancyb

6:50 pm on Sep 30, 2009 (gmt 0)

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"He was sentenced to more than four years in prison...."

:( ... more than four years ....? Appropriate only if he got away with just a few thousand dollars.

 

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