FBI Scam Alert: More Phony FBI Emails and Online Blackmail

Phony scams
Phony scams

The Internet Crime Complaint Center's latest scam alert included too much to cover in one story, so we did one yesterday, while today's focuses on phony, Trojan-laden emails from the FBI and an email campaign targeting victims with an online blackmail scheme.

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 Osama Bin Laden spam and a reshipping scam designed to hijack your personal information.