Public Service Announcement

Prepared by the Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3)

February 23, 2005
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Fraudulent FBI.GOV Spam E-mail

The FBI has become aware of spam e-mail fraudulently claiming to be from fbi.gov accounts. The e-mail appears to be sent from the e-mail addresses of police@fbi.gov, fbi@fbi.gov, officer@fbi.gov, and web@fbi.gov. The recipient is enticed to open the attachment which contains a W32.Sober.K@mm worm. The actual text of the e-mail is listed below:

You have visited illegal Websites.
Dear Sir/Madam,

We have logged your IP address on more than 40 illegal Websites. Important: Please answer our questions! The list of questions are attached.

Yours faithfully,
M. John Stellford

Federal Bureau of Investigation - FBI -
935 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Room 2130
Washington, DC 20535
(202)324-3000

This E-mail is a hoax. Do not download the attachment associated with this E-mail.

If you have received this, or a similar hoax, please file a complaint at http://www.ic3.gov.