California to punish phishing scams

By Mikael Hoffman on October 3, 2005, 1:05 AM
California Governor, Arnold Schwarzenegger, recently signed a bill making 'phishing' scams punishable by law. The bill is the first of its kind in the United States. The term 'phishing' is often used to refer to a scammer that will use the name of a legitimate business (a bank, Paypal or ebay are usually used) to lure users to click on spoofed links from bogus e-mails, and divulge passwords or personal information.

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