Scammers Send Fraudulent Emails Posing as FBI
Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) issued an alert today. There are millions of phishing emails sent every day. This one is notable because the scammers thought it would be effective to pose as the FBI.
The FBI has been alerted to a fraudulent email which purports to be from the FBI and attempts to convince recipients to send money to secure prizes won in an international lottery.
The email contains Director Mueller's name and office address, and typically comes under the title, "FBI Internet Fraud Watch/Alert". The return email address may be listed as FBIfraudalert@hotmail.co.uk, or FBIfraudwatch@hotmail.co.uk