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Author: Mark12547 Big gold star, 5000 posts Old School Fool Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: of 4337  
Subject: Re: The FBI wades in! Date: 8/29/2010 12:48 AM
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Threat of jail time and documents on a generic web site, and an email claiming to be from an FBI agent but telling you to supply information some other place? I would be tempted to forward that email to the FBI and asking them about it. And be sure to use an address you KNOW from OTHER MEANS to be valid. (Don't even click on www.fbi.gov because almost every email client can show www.fbi.gov as the link but the URL in the HTML code could point to just about any place in the world.

From http://www.fbi.gov/cyberinvest/escams.htm

SPAMMERS CONTINUE TO ABUSE THE NAMES OF TOP GOVERNMENT EXECUTIVES BY MISUSING THE NAME OF THE UNITED STATES ATTORNEY GENERAL

10/27/09—As with previous spam attacks, which have included the names of high-ranking FBI executives and names of various government agencies, a new version misuses the name of the United States Attorney General, Eric Holder.

The current spam alleges that the Department of Homeland Security and the Federal Bureau of Investigation were informed the e-mail recipient is allegedly involved in money laundering and terrorist-related activities. To avoid legal prosecution, the recipient must obtain a certificate from the Economic Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) Chairman at a cost of $370. The spam provides the name of the EFCC Chairman and an e-mail address from which the recipient can obtain the required certificate.

DO NOT RESPOND. THESE E-MAILS ARE A HOAX.
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