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Is this Home Depot email real?

Is this Home Depot email real?
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Home Depot is still coming to grips with its massive data breach that exposed information on 56 million customers - click here for the details. However, it's starting to reach out to affected customers, and that's a dangerous time for you.

Scammers love the time just after a data breach because there's plenty of confusion. They can send out fake email claiming to be from the hacked company and plenty of people will click on links and download attachments they shouldn't.

Scammers just tried it with Apple and the iCloud "hack" - here's the fake email I got and how I knew it was fake - and it's happened in the past with other companies.

So, when an email from Home Depot showed up in my inbox, I was understandably cautious. Here's what you need to know if it shows up in your inbox.

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