This is a standard example of a business investment scam message, sent randomly to thousands of people around the world this week. (See more examples of business investment scams.) In this message, “Mohamed Hassan” claims to have $20 million dollars that he wants you to invest for him. But ask yourself: why would a random person you’ve never heard of be offering you $20 million? The answer is simple: because he’s a scammer who is trying to separate you from your money.
Subject: RE: Receive Fund and Invest
From: “Mohamed Hassan” email@example.com
Date: Sat, 08 Aug 2015
RE: Funds Investment and Management Placement of $20 Million.
We solicit for a private investor who wants to invest his financial estate in long-term business venture in your country/company under your supervision.
You will be required to;
. Receive the funds.
. Invest and Manage the funds profitably.
My client is willing to negotiate Management sharing percentage after your acceptance. We expect to hear from you urgently as this is a high priority Investment Placement and kindly send your telephone number to enhance communication via email:
Thank you for your understanding.
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