[lit-ideas] Caution: Scam that uses the FTC

  • From: "Andreas Ramos" <andreas@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "Lit-Ideas" <lit-ideas@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 29 Oct 2007 21:46:28 -0700

A friend got one of these. It appears to be a complaint filed with the FTC.

The clue is the misspellings, the bad grammar, and the nonsensical sentences. It contains a link to a Word file that is an executable (a program) and is very likely a virus or a trojan. Copy of the text is posted below.

The FTC has posted a warning: http://ftc.gov/opa/2007/10/bogus.shtm


(Copy of the scam) ====================================================

A complaint has been filled against you and the company you are affiliated to by Mr. George Hanson and sent to Federal Trade Comission by fax,in witch he's claiming that he has been cheated by you and your company in paying a greater ammount of money than the one appearing on the invoice you gave him for using your services. The complaint states he contacted your company on MON,22 OCT 2007, trying to solve this situation without interference from any Governmental Institution , but your company refused to take action. On WED,24 OCT 2007, the complaint was sent by fax to Federal Trade Commission and we forwarded it to Internal Revenue Service and Better Business Bureau. If you feel that this message has been sent to you in error or if you have any questions regarding the next steps of this process, please download the original complaint by clicking the link below: (fake URL at the FTC ). Please take knowledge of the complaint's content and complete the form at the bottom of forward it to:
Bruce Jameson
Complaint Officer
Federal Trade Commission,Fraud Department
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