Scam artists target victims of Gulf oil spill

An e-mail scam featuring someome purporting to be BP Plc’s Chief Executive Tony Hayward is targeting victims of the company’s massive Gulf of Mexico oil spill, Florida’s attorney general said on Thursday.Attorney General Bill McCollum issued a consumer advisory warning Floridians about the “phishing” scam, saying it appeared to have originated in Nigeria and had been referred to the United States Postal Inspection Service for investigation.

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