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Katrina Scams Mushroom

From CNN:
 
      There are now more than 2,000 Web sites advertising Hurricane Katrina relief services…and most are presumed to be bogus, the FBI has estimated.
 
Scams include:
Phishing scams: In this scheme scamsters use fake Web sites that pretend to be legitimate relief organizations. If you click on the site and enter credit card or other financial information it will be used to steal your identity. Any contributions you make go into the pockets of the scammers.
 
Viruses and trojans: Spam is sent that includes photos of disaster areas or individual survivors, and these
attachments contain computer viruses. These can enable hackers to take control of your computer and obtain information that they can use for identity theft.
 
Fee-based spams: These are unsolicited e-mails that offer, for a fee, to locate missing relatives and loved ones
caught in the hurricane.
 
      

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