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USAA Probing E-Mail Scam

Source: AP

Posted on 08 Nov 2010

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Banking and insurance company USAA, which caters to military personnel, says it is investigating an e-mail scam designed to obtain customers' personal information.

The scheme targets a wide number of people in hopes of finding some who are USAA customers, a spokesman for the San Antonio-based company said Saturday. Like other so-called phishing scams, it directs people to a bogus website portraying itself as USAA's.

In a notice on its website, USAA says it never asks for personal or account information by e-mail. Suspicious e-mails can be forwarded to abuse(at), the company says.