Phishers gain sophistication; new scams smarter

09/20/2004 | NYTimes.com

Phishing, the Internet con job of collecting information to be used in identity theft, is becoming more sophisticated. Recent e-mail scams contain correct spelling and grammar and appear far more authentic than earlier versions. Phishers are now after bank accounts, not Internet accounts, according to the Anti-Phishing Working Group, a trade association.

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