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Internet thieves are finding more imaginative and sophisticated ways to trick consumers into giving up banking and other personal information, using everything from fake airline reservation notices to phony FBI emails. 

 

The Better Business Bureau reminds that although the basic scams remain the same, the crooks keep adapting to new technology in hopes of keeping you off-guard.

 

Better Business Bureau investigator Don O'Brien says many of these scammers' sole aim is to gain access to your personal computer. 

 

 

He says if a thief gets into your computer, your personal information can be harvested for a variety of uses.Some will sell your information to list services, while others will simply empty your bank accounts and ruin your credit.

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