Monday, April 25, 2011

Spammers imitate bill collectors in phishing attempts

Well, now I’ve seen everything. Somebody sends me an email saying I’m in collections and owe Party X money. I know that’s spam. The FDCPA (Fair Debt Collection Practices Act) does not permit doing collections by email, or at least it wouldn't make sense to. 

That’s just the latest way to phish, to impersonate a bill collector. Can probably happen by cell phone, too. 

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