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Gambill gives Internet scam update

Friday, November 30, 2012

According to Clay County Chief Deputy Rob Gambill, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) recently set up a new website where people can make online complaints about internet scams they've come in contact with.

Anyone who thinks they may be receiving a scam e-mail or anyone who has been victimized by scammers can visit www.ic3.gov to file a complaint.

The FBI will look into each case.

According to the website, the IC3 accepts online Internet crime complaints from either the victim or from a third party to the complainant.

The FBI needs accurate and complete information in order to best process the complaint.

The FBI asks for the following information:

* Name,

* Mailing address,

* Telephone number,

* The scammer's name, address, telephone number and web address, if available,

* Specific details on how, why and when the defraud took place, and

* Any other relevant information.

Gambill also told The Brazil Times about a recent scam the FBI has had several complaints about. The scam consists of a pop-up on someone's computer, claiming to be the FBI. The pop-up states the person has been caught looking at child pornography and is now being fined $400. The scam asks for a money order to be sent to the FBI.

The scam causes viruses on the computer.

According to Gambill, many people are too embarrassed to say anything about the scam because of the accusation of looking at child pornography.

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