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FBI Warns of Fradulent, Malicious Emails



    FBI Warns of Fradulent, Malicious Emails
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    The FBI is warning about a series of fake emails in circulation that may contain malicious code.

    The Federal Bureau of Investigation isn't trying to share government secrets with you.

    The FBI is issuing a warning to North Texans about fraudulent emails claiming to be from the FBI and Department of Homeland Security.

    One email claims to contain an intelligence bulletin, specifically "Intelligence Bulletin No. 267," though other versions may be in circulation.

    Another purports to be from the Department of Homeland Security and the FBI Counter-Terrorism Division while the third claims to contain an FBI intelligence bulletin from the Weapons of Mass Destruction Directorate.

    The FBI said recipients of such emails should not click on any links contained inside the email or similar e-mails; they are hoaxes and may contain viruses or malicious software.