London, UK - 13 January 2004, 15:30 GMT - Just as internet users are
becoming accustomed to spotting online "phishing" scams, there is
a new twist in the financial frauds tale. In early 2003, phishing scams were
crudely implemented and easy to notice because the URL or domain name used
for perpetrating the crime was never quite the same as the genuine internet
site it was mimicking. For example, www.genuinebank.com would be www.genuine-bank1.com
or other minor variations.