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From the Department of Justice (DOJ) website:
January 30, 2008
The Department of Justice did not send these unsolicited email messages—and would not send such messages to the public via email. Similar hoaxes have been recently perpetrated in the names of various governmental entities, including the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Federal Trade Commission, and the Internal Revenue Service. The email messages contain a malicious attachment as well as random text used to defeat spam filters. Email users should be especially wary of unsolicited warning messages that purport to come from U.S. governmental agencies directing them to click on file attachments or to provide sensitive personal information.
If you have received this, or a similar hoax, please file a complaint at www.ic3.gov.
Hoax Email Sample: