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Beware IRS FBI Themed Ransomware Scam
September 11, 2017
Scam Warning from the IRS
The IRS issued an urgent warning to beware of an IRS/FBI themed ransomware scam. Emblems of both agencies are used in the email to entice clicking on a link to download a fake FBI questionnaire. The link downloads ransomware that prevents the user from accessing data on their device until they pay the ransom.
See the full warning from the IRS here: IRS Issues Urgent Warning to Beware IRS FBI Themed Ransomware Scam
An example of the email is below: