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Fake Subpoena Email Phishing Scam

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The Federal Bureau of Investigation is alerting computer users about a new scam email that contains a fraudulent "court subpoena" purportedly from a federal district court in California, and instructs recipients that they are to appear and testify before a grand jury.

The New York Times reports that thousands of company executives nationwide have received the phony subpoena email messages which contain a link that, when opened, installs a program that records the user's computer keystrokes and forwards the information via the internet -- giving criminals access to passwords as well as personal and corporate information. View an Image of the Fake Subpoena Email (from the New York Times).

Full post as published by FindLaw's Common Law on April 18, 2008 (boomark / email).

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