Beware the FTC fake email



October 31st, 2007

Beware of a fake FTC email doing the rounds - it has nothing to do with the FTC and is nothing more that a social engineering ploy to get users to run malware.

Here's the email:

Dear Name,

A complaint has been filled against you and the company you are affiliated to by Mr. George Hanson and sent to Federal Trade Comission by fax,in witch he's claiming that he has been cheated by you and your company in paying a greater ammount of money than the one appearing on the invoice you gave him for using your services.

The complaint states he contacted your company on MON, 22 OCT 2007, trying to solve this situation without interference from any Governmental Institution , but your company refused to take action.

On WED, 24 OCT 2007, the complaint was sent by fax to Federal Trade Commission and we forwarded it to Internal Revenue Service and Better Business Bureau.

Complaint was filled against :
Name :
Company :

If you feel that this message has been sent to you in error or if you have any questions regarding the next steps of this process, please download the original complaint by clicking the link below :

http://ftc.gov/fraud/complaints/24_oct_2007_george_hanson.doc

Please take knowledge of the complaint's content and complete the form at the bottom of forward it to [email protected]

Bruce Jameson
Complaint Officer
Federal Trade Commission,Fraud Department

The bad spelling and grammar should be a give away.

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