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Homeland Security Scam/Fraud Alert

 


FDLE cautions citizens that there is a common scam circulating allegedly sent from Thomas J. McInerney, Deputy Commissioner, Florida Department of Law Enforcement which claims that Homeland Security has a financial settlement for the recipient. The message requests an immediate response from the recipient and asks for personal information and a bank account to officially carry out the verification process to receive compensation.

DO NOT RESPOND TO THIS COMMUNICATION OR PROVIDE ANY PERSONAL INFORMATION!

Special Agent in Charge Tom McInerney is employed by FDLE, but is not the author of this scam/fraud letter. SAC McInerney's information was obtained from a public US Department of Homeland Security web site and is being used to give credence to a variety of fraud/scams similar to the Nigerian Scam (http://www.secureflorida.org/).

FDLE does not send correspondence requesting personal information. Should you wish to report the incident to the proper authorities, you may do so at the following link: http://www.ic3.gov/default.aspx


Click here for an example of this scam.