Police Warn Of Email That Contains A Virus

Police are warning people to be on the lookout for an email that contains a virus.

The email is sent under the guise of coming from the FBI.

If you open the email, a virus will be unleashed that will encrypt all the files on your computer and the sender will request $500 to remove the encryption.

Don’t fall for it.

Employees of the FBI will send emails that end with @ic.fbi.gov, but the agency itself never sends out an email to individuals.

Investigators said if an address has any alteration like @fbi.gov or @us.fbi.gov or something similar, it’s a scam or virus. 

It should be deleted and the deleted folder should be immediately emptied, according to investigators.

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