Monday, November 21, 2005

Scam e-Mails Warn of FBI Monitoring

A Reuters newswire article, via Yahoo! News, reports that:

The FBI on Monday said e-mails made to look like they come from the agency are warning computer users that the FBI is monitoring their Internet use.

"These scam e-mails tell the recipients that their Internet use has been monitored by the FBI and that they have accessed illegal Web sites," the FBI said in a statement. "The e-mails then direct recipients to open an attachment and answer questions."

"These e-mails did not come from the FBI," the statement said. "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."

Opening e-mail attachments from an unknown sender is risky, the FBI said, because such attachments can contain viruses that infect the recipient's computer.


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