Scammers looking to steal your money are now trying to make it look like the FBI is involved.
A victim reached out to Action Line after receiving an ATM card that supposedly had $8 million on it.
But first, he had to send $500 and thousands more after that.
Emails were sent from an African nation, which also used the official FBI logo.
“Advanced fee schemes are not uncommon here in Hawaii,” said FBI special agent Tom Simon. “We see lots of emails and solicitations saying if you send this $500 to Africa, you’re going to get $15 million in return. That should be a red flag unto itself. It just stinks to high heaven.”
Simon points out that the FBI would never send out any type of email asking for money.
The emails are filled with misspellings and grammatical errors, which are also red flags.