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Scam Email received June 28, 2018 from homelands.official@gmail.com

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FROM HOME LAND SECURITY DEPARTMENT – homelands.official@gmail.com

Sent from: Mrs. Kirstjen Nielsen FROM HOME LAND SECURITY DEPARTMENT MG Timothy J. Lowenberg,Adjutant General and Director State Military Department Washington Military Dept 3801 Nebraska Ave NW,DC 20016 I am Mrs.Kirstjen Nielsen. The secretary of the department of homeland security Washington DC,an international summit was held in East Africa and I&m one of the officials, after the meeting I found out that your 4.5 m was abandoned here in East Africa maybe because of malpractices, so kindly reconfirm your full address, Full name and phone number, and nearest Airport so that I shall bring your parcel to our Head Office in Washington DC and you will come and claim or we can send it to your designated address I wait for your urgent and positive respond. Note: For prompt communication, contact our office with this contact point.Via homelands.official@gmail.com I wait to hear from you. Honorable Mrs. Kirstjen Nielsen The secretary of the U.S Department of Homeland security Washington DC Office Address: 3801 Nebraska Ave NW, Washington, DC 20016 United States homelands.official@gmail.com

The above email is a scam. If you still think is legitimate, but you’re still concerned, then follow these steps:

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How to check if you received a scam email

  1. Google the details.

    Do a Google search for the persons name/company name that the email has come from.

  2. Confirm the details.

    Visit their website and look for a phone number or email address. Search for the website yourself. Do not assume the details in the email are valid.

  3. Confirm using the information you have found

    Using the details you have researched, call or email the business and ask them to verify the information within the email.

  4. Check if the email has been sent to multiple people

    Google snippets of the email text to see if the same format has been used in the past. eg “Army officer from Syria but now living with the United Nations on asylum”

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