Agency warns of e-mail scams targeting kin of GIs slain in Iraq Copyright 2005, Chicago Tribune. All Rights Reserved. Items compiled from Tribune news services. 02-20-2005 11:15 EST WASHINGTON, D.C. Federal authorities are investigating two e-mail scams, including one targeting families of soldiers killed in Iraq, that claim to be connected to the Homeland Security Department. The scams "are among the worst we have ever encountered," Michael Garcia, director of the department's Immigration and Customs Enforcement bureau, said Friday. Both of the online pleas for help--and money--link themselves to the bureau. In one scheme, e-mails sent to families of U.S. soldiers killed in Iraq include a link to the bureau's Web site. The e-mail seeks to recover money from a friend of the slain soldier. In the other, the e-mail identifies itself as being sent by a federal agent trying to track down funds looted from the Iraqi Central Bank. The e-mail also links to the bureau Web site and asks for confirmation of the recipient's address. Garcia called both e-mail campaigns "bogus" and urged people to ignore and delete them.