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Protect yourself from internet banking scam

Date: November 28, 2006

Some Evansville banking customers found themselves in the cross hairs of scam artists Monday after receiving phony e-mails requesting account numbers, passwords and other personal information.

The legitimate looking e-mails incorporated the logo of Fifth Third Bank and appeared to be official correspondence, but the messages were actually the latest product of fraudsters practicing what's known as "phishing."

"I don't know that there's any kind of uptick in this activity," Evansville Fifth Third spokesman Lloyd Winnecke said Monday. "It's constantly out there."

In a phishing attempt, a scam artist pretending to be a bank or other business sends out an e-mail claiming that there are problems with a customer's account. The e-mails can contain a link to an official-looking Web page that allows a visitor to enter in the requested information.
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