Scam E-mail Claiming To Be From U.S. Customs and Border Protection Circulating on Web

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 A spam e-mail claiming to be from former Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Assistant Commissioner, Thomas S. Winkowski, is currently being widely circulated on the web. Much like other scams, it uses the name of a federal government official to create an air authenticity.

The spam e-mail indicates the CBP has stopped a Diplomat who is carrying a consignment to be delivered to the recipient's residence. This consignment allegedly contains millions of dollars, which is revealed to be an inheritance for the e-mail recipient.

As with many other scams, this e-mail advises the recipient they will be permitted to access this inheritance once the recipient has given the sender of the e-mail their personal information.

This e-mail is a hoax. Do not respond.

The U.S. CBP does not send unsolicited e-mails. Consumers should not respond to
unsolicited e-mails or click on any embedded links, as they may contain viruses
or malware.

If you have received this e-mail, or a similar e-mail, please file a complaint at the Internet Crime Complaint Center here:


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