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Email From Congressman, Omaha, Nebraska

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  1. omenfiz

    omenfiz Junior Member

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    Sorry want to ask, I just received an email in one of my news website saying "sorry my website address censorship"

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    My name is Spencer's Head, from Congressman Lee Terry's office in Omaha, Nebraska. Congressman Terry has expressed interest in submitting editorials to "censor my website address". I have a question Regarding your submission guidelines for editorials; what are the deadlines, there is a length That you are looking for, WHO do We submit to Them? If Could you please get back to me at Either Spencer.Head @ mail.house.gov or (402) 397-9944.

    Thank you,

    Spencer Head
    Staff Assistant
    Congressman Lee Terry
    2nd District of Nebraska
    11 717 Burt St. Suite 106
    Omaha, NE 68154
    Phone: 402-397-9944
    Fax: 402-397-8787
    Spencer.Head @ mail.house.gov

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    Is this real or spam, if real what can I take advantage of this, because I never received an email like this, please guide and advice thanks


    I just checked house. gov was "Home page of the United States House of Representatives"
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  2. wholesalereplica

    wholesalereplica BANNED BANNED

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    just give them an email to submit to and if its good then post it

    I am sure it would be pretty easy to find out if the guy is who he says he is
     
  3. omenfiz

    omenfiz Junior Member

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    thanks for the answer...i will do it, maybe anyone have another advice?
     
  4. RandR

    RandR Registered Member

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    You could always call the number he gave you...Would be the quickest way to determine if it is spam or not.
     
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  5. dragonrage01

    dragonrage01 Power Member

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    it has a .gov in the email. it could be real.
     
  6. omenfiz

    omenfiz Junior Member

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    I could not contact their phone, because I am not from the U.S. and cost a lot if I call them :(
     
  7. RandR

    RandR Registered Member

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    Hmm okay, was the email also sent from a .gov? If so it could be legit...but just reading the wording of the email it seems a bit sketchy.
     
  8. fnd80

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    it doesnt sound sketchy, it just sounds like it was written by an unpaid intern. it actually seems pretty legit.
     
  9. omenfiz

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    The email also sent from spencer.head @ mail.house.gov, if indeed legal, what benefits can I get from them? thanks for the reply
     
  10. 0_inspiration

    0_inspiration Regular Member

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    Google the message. Should be your first course of action any time you receive a suspicious message! (If its a blog comment you should then fire up Yahoo Site Explorer and steal all their decent backlinks!), then phone the number if nothing comes up :D

    (It's worth noting that most government offices in the UK and US use interns and or untrained staff for administrative grunt work, so there's ample opportunity for social enginering :D)

    ===> as for what use you'll get, possibly a link on a .gov site pointing to the article, and a mention on internal emails, you probably wont get much more besides useful contacts and the occasional free content
     
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    It sounds very real to me. I'm interested to see how this turns out. Please keep us updated.
     
  12. Confusedhatter

    Confusedhatter Newbie

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    You can fake email addresses so be careful - maybe you can call the number on Skype?
     
  13. PureMind

    PureMind Regular Member Premium Member

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    Remember that the senders email can easily be faked. I can send mails from obama@thewhitehouse.gov . But a thing you can do to check if he is legit is to find the senders IP adress than check if its an Ip from Nebraska.