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FBI warns against new e-mail scheme

*Anjali* IF-Dazzler

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Posted: 28 February 2005 at 1:04am | IP Logged

I got this as an e-mail from my University's IT department and thought it was necessary to share with you all.

FBI warns against e-mail scheme

6:42 p.m., Feb. 23, 2005--The Federal Bureau of Investigation has warned the public about an ongoing mass e-mail scheme in which computer users receive unsolicited e-mails purportedly sent by the FBI.

These bogus e-mails tell recipients that their Internet use has been monitored by the FBI's Internet Fraud Complaint Center and that they have accessed illegal sites. The e-mails then direct the recipients to open an attachment and answer questions. The attachment contains a computer virus.

According to a news release posted on the FBI's web site, "These e-mails did not come from the FBI. Recipients of this or similar solicitations should know that the FBI does not engage in the practice of sending unsolicited e-mails to the public in this manner."

The FBI encourages users not to open such an attachment, and users receiving such e-mail are encouraged to report it to the Internet Crime Complaint Center at [].

samir_soni Goldie

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Posted: 28 February 2005 at 11:36pm | IP Logged

thanks AnjaliSmile

HUMM IF-Dazzler

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Posted: 01 March 2005 at 11:07am | IP Logged
thanks for the info anju!!Big smileBig smile
anitha.b IF-Dazzler

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Posted: 01 March 2005 at 12:45pm | IP Logged more...never ending..

Thanks Anju.
rabeeak2003 IF-Dazzler

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Posted: 01 March 2005 at 5:43pm | IP Logged
Thanks for the info, anju.
Nankri IF-Rockerz

Joined: 13 October 2004
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Posted: 01 March 2005 at 7:54pm | IP Logged
Oops..These Viruses..Thanks for the information Anjali.
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