FBI Scam Alert: Phony Emails and Bogus Payday Loan Calls

Phony phone calls scams
Phony phone calls scams

The Internet Crime Complaint Center's latest scam alert includes a bogus advance-fee email purportedly sent by the director of the FBI as well as harassing payday loan calls from scammers claiming to represent the IC3.

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. Recent alerts have included warnings about virus-laden Osama Bin Laden spam and a reshipping scam designed to hijack your personal information.