PDA

View Full Version : FBI is hunting me...



Cageman
07-21-2006, 04:18 PM
I wonder if anyone of you guys got this message in your mail:

"Dear Sir/Madam,

We have logged your IP-address on more than 30 illegal Websites.

Important:
Please answer our questions!
The list of questions are attached.


Yours faithfully,
Steven Allison"

And there is a zip-file bundled with the mail. I suspect some kind of virus or something, so I have ingnored it.

The websites I visit are: Hotmail, Flay, CGTalk, NewTek, NewTek forums, SpinQuad, Simply LightWave, Meshuggah Forum, SOFE-forum and Luxology.

I seldom travel outside these pages, apart from some Swedish newspapers/television sites...

Anyone got any ideas?

mjcrawford
07-21-2006, 05:03 PM
just some crackpot... if the FBI were after you they would not tell you about it!

Zane Condren
07-21-2006, 05:05 PM
This is a virus/trojan I would delete the email, then run an antivirus scan. If you don't already have software installed you can scan and clean your computer for free by visiting http://housecall.trendmicro.com/

Cageman
07-21-2006, 05:24 PM
Haha.. well, I was pretty sure this was a virus-thing, so I never downloaded the attachement (using Hotmail here)... But thanks for the warnings! :)

prospector
07-21-2006, 07:41 PM
Being in Sweden, you have nothing to worry about.
well....
unless they are ABBA fans, and then they would come there just for the chance to meet one of them.....oh and get you too while they are there :D

Alkaline
07-21-2006, 09:16 PM
lol, I got that same exact email last night. Did a quick google search for "fake fbi email" and found that exact message. Also, if you look at the return address, and the address to whom they sent the email, it should be a dead giveaway. :)

Matt
07-21-2006, 09:35 PM
So clearly fake, wouldn't give it a second thought if it turned up in my inbox!

Bog
07-22-2006, 04:24 AM
I dunno guys... Luxology site...

*shakes head making tutting noises*

;)

Cageman
07-22-2006, 04:48 AM
I dunno guys... Luxology site...

*shakes head making tutting noises*

;)

Hahaha... yeah... that's probably it!!!! ;) :agree:

Verlon
07-22-2006, 03:16 PM
The FBI has an email address they ask that such things be forwarded to. I forget, but its something like [email protected] or something similar.

Bog
07-22-2006, 04:50 PM
spook, surely? ;)

Verlon
07-22-2006, 06:51 PM
ni spoof as in email spoof, I think.

same thing for all those fake mails from paypal and ebay.

mtruss
07-22-2006, 09:24 PM
Go to http://www.infragard.net. Interesting group. Use to be a member myself.