Brazilian Web fraud grabs 10,000 credit card details

Brazilian gets caught for Internet credit card scam

A Brazilian Web scam may have wangled credit card details from 10,000 Internet users, reports Ananova Friday.

The fraudulent Web site sent out 10,000 emails asking recipients to fill in and return a fake online registration form, in order to gain access to their personal details.

Brazilian portal UOL.com received complaints from its users that they had been tricked by a scam involving this fake Web site. Sao Paolo's state police Internet crimes division is now investigating the fraud which is thought to have taken place last September.

Information about the fake site was sent to two US-based service providers and to another in the capital Brazilia.

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