This is a typical example of the “business investment” scam. This short message serves as bait, and if you reply the scammer will begin to cultivate a relationship with you. After he has earned your trust, he will ask for an advance fee to get the investment off the ground, and once he has your advance fee in his hands you’ll never hear from him again.
from: Elder David Archer (firstname.lastname@example.org)
date: Mon, Sep 14, 2009 at 5:03 AM
I am interested in establishing and operating a very viable business as a means of investment abroad. I do not know too well on how this is done in your country, So i will need you to help me in this regard. My preference is any good profit yielding business and i would appreciate any viable ideas you could come up with. I will also need you to help me look for properties in real Estate and lands for sale as i am proposing to invest $12,000,000.00. I do not know if you can and will be of help to me. Please i expect your good and prompt reply so that we can proceed swiftly. I will need the information below, Name, Full Address, Age, Mobile, Phone number and occupation.
Elder David Archer
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