They, the scammers, may also try to infect your computer with malicious computer programs. These computer programs can steal your personal information by spying on you (spyware) or they can allow remote access to your computer (Trojan horse). With remote access, these cybercriminals can use your computer to commit fraud, attack other computers, send spam, or commit other cybercrimes.
Here are a few of the fraudulent FBI director email messages
From: Mueller email@example.com
Subject: Re: F.B.I NOTICE
View the attached file and respond to it as soon as possible.
Robert S. Mueller, III
Anti-Terrorist and Monetary Crimes Division
FBI Headquarters In Washington, D.C. Federal Bureau Of Investigation
J. Edgar Hoover Building
935 Pennsylvania Avenue,
NW Washington, D.C. 20535-0001
This is the final warning you are going to receive from me, do you get me? I hope you understand how many times this message has been sent to you...
Yours in service,
Robert S. Mueller
Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
Anti-Terrorist And Monitory Crime Division. Federal Bureau Of Investigation.
J.Edgar.Hoover Building Washington Dc
I am Mr.Robert S.Mueller, The FBI Director; After proper investigations,we discovered that your impending payment that have been withheld by imposters, claiming to be LAMIDO SANUSI LAMIDO (Governor of the Central bank of Nigeria), Mr. Patrick Aziza, Mr. Frank Nweke, None existing officials of the Oceanic Bank of Nigeria and Zenith Bank,...
GOD BLESS US..
REGARDS. Mr. Robert S.Mueller III FBI DIRECTOR..
Never respond to an email message with your personal information and be careful when opening email attachments. Click here to view a list of email attachments that you should never open.