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Legal Affairs
11-09-2006, 09:05 AM
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FBI-IC3 alerts new email scheme designed to extract personal financial information and implant virus.


SPAM E-MAIL CONFIRMING THE PURCHASE OF A COMPUTER.

The IC3 has received the following information concerning multiple e-mail hoaxes confirming the recipient's purchase of a computer:

The first e-mail hoax claims the recipient made the purchase through an online service provider. The e-mail contains a link if the recipient wishes to dispute the charges to their account. Once the link is selected, the recipient is requested to provide their account information.

The second e-mail hoax includes a PDF attachment claiming to be the order summary. The attachment contains a virus which will infect your computer.

THE E-MAILS ARE FRAUDULENT.

Be cautious of e-mails requesting personal and/or financial information. When made aware of any fraudulent purchases to your account, contact the respective company to file a report.

Further, do not open attachments from individuals you do not trust or know

Jack Campbell
11-09-2006, 09:08 AM
Amazing what people come up with these days. Thanks alot for sharing this information.

Petra Post -
11-17-2006, 11:03 PM
Legals,

Thanks for keeping us updated on s c a m s like that.