Online scams target the wealthy

Friday, 10 November 2006, 1:53 PM EST

High-income earners are being preferentially targeted by online "phishing" scams, research has shown. Phishing involves using e-mails with links to fake websites to trick people into revealing bank account numbers.

The study, by analysts Gartner, found that people who earn more than $100,000 received nearly 50% more phishing e-mails than lower earners.

At the BBC.

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