No. 1 scam: Email from the FBI? - AmericaNowNews.com

Email from the FBI?

An email that uses the right seal of approval and a signature from the real FBI Director might make you think twice before deleting it.

"When it comes to the law enforcement, I try to abide by the laws and my stomach turned upside down a little bit. What have I done that I didn't know I've done," says scam receiver, Elsie Grogan.

Grogan got an email stating she needed to pay $250 to get $1.5 million in return.

"This is the first time I've gotten anything like this over email," says Grogan.

The Better Business Bureau says these con artists will make the email look as official as possible.

"The culprit is just trying to see who's going to fall for it, who's going to send money, who's going to respond to the email, who's going to get excited about winning a supposably 1.5 million dollars," says Olga Mondragon with the Better Business Bureau.

The email stated if you did not pay the money, you would be arrested and detained, and ended with the signature of the FBI director.

"They will use actual information of government agencies or government personal to lure you in," says Mondragon.

But it was simple mistakes in the email, like capitalization, that helped Grogan realize it was a scam, and that's why she says people should look closely at every email you get.

"My main thing is just to warn people, be so very careful, proofread your emails," said Grogan.

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