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April 11, 2005

Virginia Creating New Laws to Criminalize Phishing Scams

As reported in the Washington Post, as of July 1, 2005, anyone who engages in online phishing scams may face prosecution and punishments of jail time and hefty fines.  Phishing occurs when people send out emails with the intent to obtain a user's private information, like bank account names and numbers, in order to commit a fraud.

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