“FBI Alert” e-mail not from FBI, officials say

February 8, 2013 in News, Statewide News, Top Stories

Recently, some Mississippi residents have received an alarming e-mail, supposedly containing an “FBI Alert” about someone with whom they’ve communicated on line. This e-mail requests that recipients contact the “FBI secret service” by following a link provided in the e-mail.

Well, be warned! The e-mail is not from the FBI and if users click on the embedded link, they run the risk of infecting their computer with a malicious virus, FBI personnel said.