Fake Government Agency Scams: From Mr. Lincoln Jameson at the IRS

Fake Government Agencies and Organizations - How to Recognize Them and How to Report Them
From the IRS - "
A complaint has been filled against the company you are affiliated to, from Mr. Lincoln Jameson"

Have you received an email call from someone claiming to be from the IRS, asking you "to open the attachment, a complaint against your company from Mr. Lincoln Jameson". Beware!  Our investigation shows that this is a virus-containing attachment designed to steal information from your pc and use it to send out spam.

The name given was "Mr. Lincoln Jameson".  Remember that these names may be made up, or them names of real people who are unaffiliated with the scam! Notice that the potential victim had an up to date anti-virus package on his pc, which detected and quarantined the trojan horse virus.

Read below for one person's account and the results of our investigation.


Subject:  Complaint Update for <your name>, <Your Company's Name>. (Case id: #69B8CB)

From: "US Department of Justice" < complaintscenter@usdoj.gov

Date: Wed, 16 Jan 2008 22:05:01 +0900  

Dear <your name> ,

A complaint has been filled against the company you are affiliated to (<Your Company's Name> ) in regards to the domain of business activity.

The complaint was filled by Mr. Lincoln Jameson on 01/09/2008 and has been forwarded to us and the IRS .

Complaint Case Number: #69B8CB Date: 01/09/2008 A copy of the original complaint and the contact information of Mr. Lincoln Jameson has been attached to this e-mail.Please print and keep this copy for your personal records.

Disputes involving consumer products and/or services may be arbitrated. Unless they directly relate to the contract that is the basis of this dispute, the following claims will be considered for arbitration only if all parties agree in writing that the arbitrator may consider them:

Claims based on product liability;

Claims for personal injuries;

Claims that have been resolved by a previous court action, arbitration, or written agreement between the parties.

The decision as to whether your dispute or any part of it can be arbitrated rests solely with the US Department of Justice.

The Department of Justice offers a binding arbitration service for disputes involving marketplace transactions. Arbitration is a convenient, civilized way to settle disputes quickly and fairly, without the costs associated with other legal options.

2008 US Department of Justice All Rights Reserved. 

Attachments  

The attachment contained a backdoor trojan virus


How to Report a Fraudulent Organization, Agency or Business Proposal

  1. Please notify the IC3 by filing a complaint at www.ic3.gov and
  2. Forward a copy of the email the IRS (phishing@irs.gov and
  3. Send a copy to ConsumerFraudReporting.org (via the feedback form)

In the United States, you may also contact:

U.S. Secret Service
Financial Crimes Division
1800 G Street, NW
Room 942
Washington, DC 20223

Phone: (202) 4355850

Fax: (202) 4355031

Or contact the local U.S. Secret Service Field Office.

Overseas

Contact the Foreign Commercial Service (FSC) at the nearest U.S. Embassy or Consulate. If there is no FCS office, contact the American Citizens Services Unit of the Consular Section or the Regional Security Office.

For a comprehensive list of national and international agencies to report scams, see this page.

 


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