Hackers are ringing up new scam tactic

15 July 2006

BOSTON (AP) - Internet con artists are turning to an old tool - the phone - to keep tricking web users who have learned not to click on links in unsolicited e-mails.

A batch of e-mails recently making the rounds were crafted to appear as if they came from PayPal, EBay Inc.'s online payment service. Like traditional phoney "phishing" e-mails, these said there was some problem with the recipients' accounts.

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