E-mail Scam Shut Down

E-mail Scam Shut Down

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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- An e-mail scam that lured people with a cash reward to participate in a bogus online survey has been put to a stop.

The e-mail scam provided individuals with a link that took them to a "spoof" Web page that appeared to be the official Census Bureau Internet site. However, the survey was NOT a legitimate Census Bureau survey.

The phony Web site asked people to answer five questions about their opinions on the Iraq war and provide their bank card number and PIN to receive a five-dollar cash reward.

The Census Bureau took immediate action and successfully shut down the bogus Web page.

(Copyright 2005 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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