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E-Mail Scam

DATE & TIME: 07-29-2019 @ 10:35 am

LOCATION: Clatonia, Nebraska

OFFENSE: E-Mail Scam

CASE #: 2019-4037

A Gage County Sheriff’s Office investigator was notified by an office manager for a business in Clatonia concerned that her company’s information system might be under cyber-attack. She stated an e-mail from an unknown source was inadvertently opened and the e-mail was soliciting assistance in removing $2.6 million dollars back to America and was electronically signed, “SGT Dave Alejandro”. She did not respond to the e-mail and has not noticed any peculiarities with the computer or financial aspects of the company.

The investigator advised her to not respond to the e-mail, which came from an e-mail address with the Internet country code domain ending in “cl”, which is assigned to Internet domains in Chile. She was also advised to contact a reputable local Internet or computer company to have the company’s computer system checked for viruses. He also advised her to alert the financial institutions the company uses, so they could assist in protecting the company’s assets and computer system.

The Gage County Sheriff’s Office mission is to help citizens and provide protection and direction to resources for resolving a variety of issues. Scams can occur via a variety of methods, such as e-mail, over the phone, in person, or through the mail. If you have a suspicious circumstance, speak with a friend, family member, or trusted advisor, such as a banker or accountant and/or call the local police department or call the Gage County Sheriff’s Office and ask to speak with an investigator.

Sheriff Millard “Gus” Gustafson #903

Investigator T. Hanson #90310