FIFA warns over Internet phishing scam


FIFA warned that its name is being abused in an Internet scam involving "phishing," the illegal use of account holders' details, obtained and generally used online.

World football's governing body said unsolicited, official-looking e-mails were being sent worldwide claiming the recipient had won a lottery and requesting their bank account details to receive the payment.

"FIFA is concerned because these lotteries claim to be organized on behalf of, or in association with, FIFA," as well as the German organizers of the 2006 World Cup and their South African counterparts for the 2010 tournament.

"FIFA confirms that these lotteries have no connection with or authorisation from FIFA." - Yahoo! News

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