38 phishers busted

Posted on Wednesday, May 21 2008 @ 04:10 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
Associated Press reports authorities have charged 38 international phishers:
Indictments unsealed in Los Angeles and New Haven, Conn., say a global crime ring sought to rip off thousands of consumers and hundreds of financial institutions.

The Justice Department announced the busts in two separate but related cases Monday morning during a trip by the deputy attorney general to Romania.

More than half of the people charged are Romanian, although the alleged scam also operated from the United States, Canada, Portugal and Pakistan.


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