Got an email recently from someone who says they are from the FBI? You may want to forward it to the FBI Charlotte office and then delete it because it will probably be a scam. Amy Thoreson, a public affairs specialist with the FBI Charlotte office, sent a press release late yesterday warning of the scam. And if the FBI is warning of a scam, you know it is probably something to be on the look out for. The press release:
Charlotte, NC – The Charlotte Division of the FBI wants to warn computer users about an email that looks like it is being sent from the Special Agent in Charge of the Charlotte Division Owen D. Harris. The sender is trying to obtain bank records from the recipients, and threatens legal action if the request is not answered.
If an email user receives this email, delete it immediately. Also, people who get the request can report it to the FBI Internet Crime Complaint Center at IC3.gov. The FBI will never require victims or subjects of investigations provide bank account information via email.