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Phishing attacks on bank accounts

Date: March 28, 2007
By: Leila Samodien

Amid reports of phishing attacks on bank accounts, a Cape Town man says he had to threaten bank staff with a criminal charge to recover R24 500 he lost to a different kind of Internet scam.

Durbanville resident Keith Brook said on Tuesday that although he had not used his First National Bank Internet account for weeks, he received a bank SMS two weeks ago saying the money had been transferred from his account.

"I only got the money back 13 days later, after I threatened to take some of the employees to the police.
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