ic3The 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: http://www.ic3.gov/media/2011/110809.aspx.


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