If you get an e-mail from the FBI director, it is a scam and you need to report it.
Have you received an e-mail from Robert Mueller, the FBI Director or another FBI official? If you have, you need to know it is a scam and you should report the email to Internet Crime Complaint Center.
This scam is in the same nature of those e-mails that tell you that you have won the lottery or inheritance. The thinking is that if you think it is legit, the more likely you are to give out your personal information.
You should know that the FBI do not send e-mails to people they always talk to people on the phone or face to face, so that they can prove you are the right person. They will not ask personal information type questions. If they are the FBI, they will already know the information, so why would they ask?
These scam e-mails have an official looking appearance thank to utilizing pictures of the FBI Director, seal, letterhead and banners. These e-mails also appear to come from domestic and overseas FBI offices.
The scam covers a wide range of threats from extortion, phishing, malware and online action scams.