For Immediate Release - January 03, 2007

Internet Identity Theft Alert

District Attorney Michael O'Keefe announced today that his office is investigating a series of internet e-mails sent to individuals on fraudulent e-mail stationary purported to be from Bank of America.(see link) Fraud Alert.

The e-mails request that recipients follow hyperlink directions and enter personal account information. The e-mail is not from Bank of America and the public is urged not to respond to the e-mail as the information may be used for fraudulent purposes.

Citizens are also urged to review the internet safety materials on District Attorney O'Keefe's website at www.mass.gov/da/cape in order to protect themselves from this and similar schemes.

Members of the public should call their local police department or the District Attorney's Office if they believe they may have been the subject of this or other internet fraud and or abuse.

 

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