From: Homeland Security <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: Alert From Homeland
Date: Sunday, September 6, 2009, 5:00 AM
DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY
U.S DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY,
WASHINGTON, DC 20528 USA.
This e-mail is to Officially inform you that the Department of Homeland Security
has presently placed an hold on a Wire Transfer from a Security Company in
United Kingdom. Ever since the 9/11 incident at World Trade Center, the Homeland
Security has placed restrictions on specific Wire Transfers designated from
According to our Investigation, a lottery company in United Kingdom named "The
National Lottery" took part in a newly introduced Balloting system, otherwise
known as "Automated Online Balloting System". This form of system automatically
selects e-mail addresses from all over the world which consists of alphabets,
numbers and also selects each from random domains. Your e-mail address was
selected automatically which won you the grand sum of $752,000.00 US Dollars.
The sum of $752,000 was successfully deposited at the security company (The
Hamilton Group). The Homeland Security has refused to authorize this transaction
due to the fact that the "Anti-Terrorist Certificate" was NOT submitted to us.
If the Anti-Terrorist Certificate is NOT provided to us, your transaction will
be declared as an illegal transaction / Terrorist Funding and shall therefore be
considered as a threat to National Security.
In order to obtain the Anti-Terrorist Certificate which proper authorization
from the Homeland Security and United Kingdom Government, you shall be required
to pay a ONE-TIME fee of $400 to your Transaction Agent attached to the security
company "The Hamilton Group". Please be fully aware that the ONLY requested fee
required to complete your transaction and also obtain your Anti-Terrorist
Certificate is $400 as The Department of Homeland Security has AUTHORIZED that
the ONLY fee required to obtain the Anti-Terrorist Certificate is $400 US
Once the Anti-Terrorist Certificate has been submitted to us, your transaction
agent shall provide you with Online Banking access in which you shall use to
access the account in which funds were deposited into and then transfer the
$752,000 into any nominated bank account of your choice. Funds can also be
VERIFIED via this same means. In order to know how to pay the requested fee of
$400 to your Transaction Agent for the procurement of the Online Banking access
and Anti-Terrorist Certificate, you shall be require to contact him via the
following information below:
CONTACT AGENT NAME: JAMES PICKETT
CONTACT E-MAIL ADDRESS:
You shall be required to contact the above mentioned agent requesting details on
how to pay the required $400 and also contact him with the following
Once you have contacted the agent mentioned above, he shall respond back to you
with further information/instruction on how to proceed with the transaction,
kindly ensure that once he responds back to you, you immediately proceed towards
making the payment as it will take ONLY 24 hours to have the Anti-Terrorist
Certificate authorized and sent to you.
This letter will serve as proof that the Department of Homeland Security is
authorizing you to pay the ONLY required fee of $400.00 ONLY to Mr. James
Pickett via information in which he shall provide to you, if you do not receive
your winning prize of $752,000.00, we shall be held responsible for the loss and
this shall approve a penalty of $3,000 which will be made PAYABLE ONLY to you
Executive Director of the Homeland Security,
Douglas L. Hoelscher.
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