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FBI warns of online scams

Sep 26, 2013 -- 4:52pm


The FBI is warning Internet users of online scams involving the use of FBI officials' names and titles.  The agency has received reports of unsolicited emails claiming recipients have received a large sum of money, invoking the name of FBI Director James B. Comey and asking recipients to send money for various reasons.  Some of the bogus emails claim to come from the "Anti Terrorism Monetary Crimes Division" of the FBI.  None of the messages is from an agency affiliated with the federal government, which uses the legal process -- not unsolicited email -- to contact individuals.  If you receive an unsolicited email message claiming to be from the FBI,  avoid clicking on any links in the message, which may contain viruses or malware, and instead visit to file a complaint.

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