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Partypoker customers targeted by fraud

Tuesday 27th February 2007

Experts in the online security field have warned consumers that they must pay heed to a phishing attack targeting gamblers on the Partypoker website.

Fraudulent messages were sent out last Thursday and the typical format read: "Dear poker player, Information for US and all over the World based customers on the passing of the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act of 2006. On September 30, 2006, the United States Congress passed The Safe Port Act 2.

"That measure also contained certain provisions known as the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act of 2006. On October 2, 2006, Party Gaming made an announcement regarding the impact the act would have on business when, as expected, it is signed into law."

The spam e-mails detailed bogus legislation warnings affecting the online players and included a professional-looking weblink to the Partypoker site.

Fraudsters used the biggest online poker site in the world to try to obtain account-holders details to be used for gambling funds or even cash transfers to personal accounts.

Online gamblers are advised to remain wary of any messages arriving in their inboxes until the hoax is resolved.

Source: News

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