IC3 scam alert

The Federal Bureau of Investigation issued a warning about fake government email scams reported in multiple states.

Cyber criminals posing as Internet Crime Complaint Center employees are defrauding the public, as complaints from victims noted they received e-mails purported to be from the IC3.

The victims reported the unsolicited e-mails purports to be a representative of the IC3. The e-mails state that a criminal report was filed on the victim’s name and Social Security number and legal papers are pending.

Victims are informed they have one to two days from the date of the complaint to contact the scammers — and that failure to respond would result in an arrest warrant.

If you receive this type of e-mail the FBI recommends resisting any pressure to act quickly.

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