Yeah, I too received one of these spoofed emails from “firstname.lastname@example.org” purportedly warning that my IP address had been recorded visiting “40 illegal Web sites.” Virus Arrives in E-mail Allegedly Sent by FBI [ZDNet.com]. It’s just hard to understand that anyone could be so gullible as to believe that the FBI would do such a thing or that, even if it did, the agency would notify a target via email. Even harder to comprehend is why anyone would open an attachment forwarded with such an email, which arrived with a .pif extension that all but cried out “virus.” But it happens every day. Folks fall for the silliest phishing ruses to disclose their confidential financial information, answer those ridiculous emails from ex-wives of deposed Nigerian dictators promising millions of dollars, and the like. Take the latest scam, a mythical French company that allegedly promised cases of free champagne for forwarding a chain lettter to 10 friends. C’est fantastique!