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Oct. 3--WALLINGFORD -- Thousands of Connecticut residents have received bogus e-mails in recent weeks claiming to be from the Connecticut Credit Union Association, falsely stating that their accounts had been closed, the association said Monday.
The "phishing" scam -- an attempt to fraudulently obtain personal information -- originated on a computer in Japan, according to the credit union association.
E-mails containing a copy of the association's logo were sent to thousands of individuals, claiming to be official warnings that their accounts had been closed. The e-mails asked recipients to resolve the matter by clicking on a link in the e-mail, which then …