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Internet ID theft scam

Date: February 20, 2007

The online news site USA Voice isn’t going to win any kudos from media critics. Not for its “news” stories and not for its Fox News-style slogan, “USA Voice: Honest and Unfiltered.”

As a phishing scheme, however, privacy experts say it’s a winner.

The Web site for the “world’s fastest growing news organization” looked good enough to fool Katherine Brinton, an aspiring journalist in Philadelphia.

After posting her resume on nine months ago, the 23-year old received an e-mail from USA Voice in November that said it was looking for reporters with “excellent writing skills” and an “innate ability to find the truth.”
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