Consumers and financial institutions are being warned of a new e-mail scam that purports to be from the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. and that advises consumers to click on an attached file for more information about alleged fraudulent activity regarding their bank accounts.
Police are looking for two women after a woman shopping in a Borders bookstore said she was the victim of a scam. The victim told police the women approached her saying they found a purse with $60,000 in it.
The latest identity theft scam is particularly alarming because at first glance it looks like official information from your credit card company, and says your card is going to cost more money if you don't act immediately.
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