Beware: Bogus Customs spam

One of the latest get-rich spam tricks is an e-mail purported to be from a government official warning the recipient that someone has intercepted a package addressed to them worth millions of dollars.

Ordinarily, such e-mails came from an official in another country, such as in the infamous Nigerian scam. This one uses the name and credibility of former Customs & Border Protection Assistant Commissioner Thomas S. Winkowski “to create an air of authenticity,” according to the Internet Crime Complaint Center.

Be sure: Customs doesn’t send unsolicited e-mails. If you get one, DO NOT even open it. Should you accidentally open it, don’t click on anything embedded in it. Delete it.

For more, go to: Government warns of bogus Customs spam


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