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Has anyone ever received email from "FBI Office"?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by nuance, Jul 19, 2010.

  1. nuance

    nuance Newbie

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    Just wondering whether anyone here has ever received an email from FBI Office titled "FROM FBI OFFICE GET BACK TO US IMMEDIATELY IF YOU DONT WANT TO GO TO JAIL"?

    It has no messages in the email except txt attachment with the above title.

    I am curious to open the txt attachment but worried if it contains virus.

    Would be really great if anyone can share your experience or advice.

    Thank you

    P.S.
    Here is the sender email: FBI OFFICE" <[email protected]
     
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  2. BassTrackerBoats

    BassTrackerBoats Super Moderator Staff Member Moderator Jr. VIP

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    Just reply to the email and tell them you are unable to open the document and ask them to put the content of the attached file in the body of an email and resend.

    I never open attachments unless I know the person especially when it appears to be a fake email from a government entity.
     
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    jheyslow Senior Member

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    I think is no virus in any text file that can infect computers. Please tell me if you found one i will give you $100.
     
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    That's not from the FBI. I converse on a regular basis with an FBI guy and his email extension is @ic.fbi.gov
     
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    tonygaga1 Newbie

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    its bogus
     
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    anti_dote Power Member

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    Even if he is from fbi or not did he type your real name like ? MR xxx your full name or any of your personal info plus check the header and try to find the source ip and see if it pings back that can give you a little hint of if its true or not.

    2nd step go to some friends house or internet cafe and download that attachment you will find out your self :D
     
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  7. heavyweight

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    Come on, I'm sure its not the FBI.
     
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  8. nuance

    nuance Newbie

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    I followed your advice and reply to that email, it turns out the reply email address is [email protected]

    And, no, there are none of my name/personal info addressed in the email sent by them.

    I am convinced now it's must be a bogus email.

    Thank you to all of your suggestion and advice :)
     
  9. mikewaz

    mikewaz Newbie

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    I get those every other day.:eek:
    That and winning the lottery or my rich 3rd cousin in Europe left me 1.5 mil and all I've gotta do is send them 200.00 US and they'll send me the proceeds.
     
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    spam.
     
  11. CyrusVirus

    CyrusVirus BANNED BANNED Premium Member

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    nope, not the FBI, i recieve those a few times a week. nothing to worry about
     
  12. xboxps3wow

    xboxps3wow Power Member

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    Lol obvious scam is obvious! c'mon.. its the same thing as "You have won $1,000,000" type of emails.