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 Tuesday, October 30, 2007

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, "frauddep@ftc.gov" 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 spam@uce.gov 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.