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Rip-Off Alert: Spam ties FBI, money into latest scheme

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Updated: 8/13/2013 7:46 pm
WASHINGTON — The IC3 continues to receive reports of spam e-mails that use FBI officials’ names and titles in online fraud schemes.

Although there are different types and variations of these schemes, the recipients are typically notified that they are a beneficiary of a large sum of money.

The latest round of spam e-mails use the name of James Comey, newly confirmed FBI director.

The IC3 has posted multiple PSAs since July 2004 that warn consumers to beware of e-mails that use the FBI’s name. Some messages can contain malicious software or malware.

To learn more, go to this website.

— From news release


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