Tuesday, May 10, 2005

Email scam targets White House workers

Article in the Washington Post.

"Online scam artists are getting bolder with each passing day. A new e-mail scam is making its rounds online, trying to trick White House employees into handing over their personal and financial data at a fake banking Web site. The scam, which falls into a type of Internet crime called 'phishing,' targets White House employees who bank online with The White House Federal Credit Union, according to an alert published Monday by Websense Security Labs. The White House Federal Credit Union also is used by many lawmakers on Capitol Hill..."

"As always, be very wary of any e-mail requesting your personal information. If you have any doubts, pick up the phone and call the customer service number to get confirmation."

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