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Virgin Media's broadband customers have been hit with a phishing scam from fraudsters purporting to represent their ISP, it has been reported.

The scam has targeted Virgin Media subscribers with ntl email addresses, who are told to forward their details to enable the ISP to act against fraudsters who have your address, Cable Forum reports.

The scam mail said: "We recently discovered that your email address or someone’s email in your Group is been used in sending bulk mail suspected to be spam or fraud related letters. You are hereby advised to forward Your Email ID & Password to us for Verification of Your email Account.

"If this is not completed by 20th December, 2007, we will be forced to delete your email account, as it may have been used for fraudulent purposes."

Virgin Media executives are in the process of being briefed about the scam, with an unnamed source advising all recipients to delete the message.

Although, the scammers had replicated Virgin's logo, giveaway signs that the message is not from an official source include the raft of grammatical mistakes and the fact that ISPs would never request passwords from their customers.

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