Fake “FTC Investigation” Email Making the Rounds Again


Scams are like weeds: they crop up, are treated and disappear, only to find a way to pop up again. Such is the case with a scam we’ve written about before. In this scam, the fraudster pretends to be from the FTC and emails people, telling them they’re under investigation and to click on a link for more information. If you get one of these emails, stop. Do not click the link. The federal government doesn’t tell people they are under investigation by email. Sometimes, the emails are phishing scams designed to collect personal information, including your email and IP addresses — information that could be used to commit identity theft.