FBI Warns of Phony Government Emails and Osama bin Laden Videos


The Internet Crime Complaint Center's latest scam alert includes phishing emails from the Treasury Department designed to steal personal information and a fake Osama bin Laden video that fools users into infecting their computers and those of their friends.

Alerts by the IC3, a partnership between the FBI and the National White Collar Crime Center (NW3C), reflect recent cyber-crime trends and new takes on existing scams. Other recent alerts have included warnings about a reshipping scam and virus-laden Osama Bin Laden spam.