Scam Emails Archive : Generic



This email with the subject "US DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY (ATM CARD PAYMENT)" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Sun, 13 Jun 2010 09:36:36 -0700 and has been classified as a Generic Scam.

The sender was "US DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY ( DHS )"<>, although it may have been spoofed.

Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
Washington, DC 20528


This is to Officially inform you that it has come to our notice and we have thoroughly completed an 
Investigated with the help of our Intelligence Monitoring Network System that you are having an 
illegal transaction with Impostors claiming to be Prof. Charles C. Soludo former Governor Central 
Bank Of Nigeria, Mr. Patrick Aziza, Mr. Frank Nweke, none officials of Oceanic Bank, none officials 
of Zenith Bank and some impostors claiming to be the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) agents. 
During our Investigation, it came to our notice that the reason why you have not received your 
payment is because you have not fulfilled your Financial Obligation given to you in respect of your 
Contract/Inheritance Payment.

So therefore, we have contacted the Federal Ministry Of Finance on your behalf and they have 
brought a solution to your problem by coordinating your payment in the total amount of 
US$800,000.00 which will be deposited into an ATM CARD which you will use to withdraw funds 
anywhere of the world. You now have the lawful right to claim your funds which have been deposited 
into the ATM CARD.

Since the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has been involved in this transaction, you are now 
to be rest assured that this transaction is legitimate and completely risk-free as it is our duty 
to Protect and Serve citizens of the United States Of America. All you have to do is immediately 
contact the ATM CARD CENTER via E-mail for instructions on how to procure your Approval Slip which 
contains details on how to receive and activate your ATM CARD for immediate use to withdraw funds 
being paid to you. 

The total amount for everything is US$300.00 (Three Hundred US Dollars). We have tried our possible 
best to indicate that this US$300.00 should be deducted from your funds, but we found out that the 
funds have already been deposited in an ATM CARD and cannot be accessed by anyone apart from you 
the beneficiary which the PIN would be released to. Therefore you will be required to pay the 
required fee to the Agent in-charge of this transaction via Western Union Money Transfer or Money 
Gram International Transfer.

In order to proceed with this transaction, you will be required to contact the agent in-charge ( 
Mr. John David) via e-mail. Kindly look below to find appropriate contact information: 



Immediately contact Mr. John David of the ATM Card Center with the following information:

Full Name:
Zip Code:
Direct Telephone Number:
Current Occupation:

Once you have sent the required information to Mr. John David he will contact you with instructions 
on how to make the payment of US$300.00 for the Approval Slip after which he will proceed towards 
delivery of the ATM CARD without any further delay. You have hereby been authorized/guaranteed by 
the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to commence towards completing this transaction, as there 
shall be NO delay once payment for the Approval Slip has been made to the authorized agent.

This letter will serve as proof that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is authorizing you 
to pay the required US$300.00 ONLY to Mr. John David via information in which he shall send to you, 
if you do not receive your ATM CARD containing your funds in amount of US$800,000.00 we shall be 
held responsible for the loss and this shall invite a penalty of $3,000.00USD which will be made 
PAYABLE ONLY to you (The Beneficiary).

Once you have completed payment of US$300.00 to the agent in charge of this transaction, 
immediately contact me back so as to ensure your ATM CARD gets to you rapidly.

Mr. Michael Heimbach
Special Agent DHS.

Note: Do disregard any email you get from any impostor or office claiming to be in possession of 
your ATM CARD, you are advised only to be in contact with Mr. John David of the ATM CARD CENTER who 
is the rightful person you are suppose to deal with in regards your ATM CARD PAYMENT and forward 
any email you get from any impostors to this office so we could act upon and commence investigation.