Public Service Announcement

Prepared by the Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3)

July 17, 2007
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Spam Involving the U.S. Military

The FBI continues to receive reports of spam e-mail which claim to be from an official of the U.S. military sent on behalf of American soldiers stationed overseas. The scam e-mails vary in content; however, the general theme of each is to request personal information and/or funds from the individual receiving the e-mail.

Be wary of any e-mail received from an unknown sender which either requests personal information of the recipient or solicits the submission of money for any reason. It is suggested that e-mails from unknown senders not be opened by the recipient because they often carry viruses or other malicious software within the e-mail.

If you receive an e-mail similar to this, please file a complaint at www.IC3.gov.