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FBI: Watch out for hoax emails

ST. LOUIS, MO (KFVS) -

The FBI says they continue to receive reports of spam emails that use FBI officials’ names and titles in online fraud schemes.

According to the St. Louis FBI Division, email recipients are usually notified they have received a large sum of money. The latest round of emails uses the name of new FBI Director James B. Comey.

And, some of the emails reported to the Internet Crime Complaint Center are continuing to use the alleged “Anti Terrorist & Monetary Crimes Division” of the FBI. All e-mails encourage the recipient to send money for various reasons.

The FBI says to not respond, because these e-mails are a hoax.

If you have received a message that claims to be from the FBI, disregard its instructions and file a complaint at www.IC3.gov.

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