Regulatory agencies warn on internet 'phishing'

The federal bank, thrift and credit union agencies on Wednesday announced the publication of a brochure with information to help consumers identify and combat a new type of Internet scam known as "phishing."

The term is a play on the word "fishing," and that's exactly what Internet thieves are doing--fishing for confidential financial information, such as account numbers and passwords. With enough information, a con artist can run up bills on another person's credit card or, in the worst case,