It is all sordid and unpleasant. It also got me to a little internet searching, out of curiosity.
I found the FBI's Cyber Investigations New E-scams and warnings page.
MAN, some of those guys have coJONes!!!!
Look at these headlines from the FBI site.....
NEW TWIST ON COUNTERFEIT CHECK SCHEMES TARGETING U.S. LAW FIRMS
Sooooo....they're targeting law firms!!!!
SPAMMERS CONTINUE TO ABUSE THE NAMES OF TOP GOVERNMENT EXECUTIVES BY MISUSING THE NAME OF THE UNITED STATES ATTORNEY GENERAL
They're imitating the FBI!!!!!!!!!
FRAUDULENT E-MAIL CLAIMING TO CONTAIN FBI “INTELLIGENCE BULLETIN NO. 267”
FRAUDULENT E-MAIL CLAIMING TO BE FROM DHS AND THE FBI COUNTERTERRORISM DIVISION
FRAUDULENT E-MAIL CLAIMING TO CONTAIN AN FBI INTELLIGENCE BULLETIN FROM THE WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION DIRECTORATE
CIRCULATION OF FRAUDULENT E-MAIL CLAIMING TO BE FROM U.S. CUSTOMS AND BORDER PROTECTION (CBP)
FRAUDULENT SPAM E-MAIL PURPORTEDLY FROM FBI DEPUTY DIRECTOR JOHN S. PISTOLE
I have to confess, these ones seem particularly astonishing. Who on earth in the FBI would want to contact me! I would find that one mighty hard to buy. Some of them are simply malware and you open them to your computer's doom.....
There are a fair number of simply nasty scams going around too. Kind of depressing reading there.....but goodness. They're going after the law firms! Go where the money is I guess.
That'd be embarrassing for them, wouldn't it.