A bogus email is circulating claiming to be from the Federal Trade
Commission and referencing a "complaint" filed with the FTC against the
emailís recipient. The email includes links and an attachment that
download a virus. As with any suspicious email, the FTC warns
recipients not to click on links within the email and not to open any
attachments. This mailcious email appears to have a phony senderís
address, "email@example.com" and also
spoofs the return-path and reply-to fields to hide the emailís true
origin. While the email includes the FTC seal, it has grammatical
errors, misspellings, and incorrect syntax. Recipients should forward
the email to firstname.lastname@example.org and then delete it. Emails sent to that address are kept in the FTCís spam database to assist with investigations.
More information on this spam report at the Federal Trade Commission website.