Monday, May 25, 2020

US Customs Scam

This one has been around for a couple of years:

 Let's take a look at the email headers:

And where is that IP address located?

This one is pretty lame, compared to others I've seen.  The following is from the US Customs website (they've seen it,too!)

Keep in mind the following FACTS to avoid being scammed:

  1. CBP does not generally call anyone concerning consignments, monetary instruments,(checks, money orders, cash, lottery, inheritance, ATM cards, etc.) that are allegedly being held.
  2. CBP Officers do not threaten people to make payments of any kind, so if you get a call like this it is a scam.
  3. CBP does not send unsolicited emails to anyone for anything. However, we do respond to emails that are sent to the official CBP website at www.cbp.gov requesting a response. Also, all legitimate emails from CBP employees will end in @cbp.dhs.gov.