The message below, circulating around the Internet at the moment, is a typical investment scam message. If you contact “Gordon” he’ll spin a great story about how you can get rich on the “investment” plan he has. But if you are foolish enough to actually send him any money, he’ll vanish and you’ll never hear from him again.
From: “GORDON C” email@example.com
Date: Sat, 25 Apr 2015
I have a transaction that I believe will be of mutual benefits to both of us. It involves an investment portfolio in our organization which I like to acquire with your help and assistance. This will be executed under a legitimate arrangement that will protect you from any breach of the law and you will be compensated adequately according to agreed commissions.
All I require from you is your trust and honest cooperation to enable us see this transaction through. You will have to show commitments to the cause as time will be of great importance in what we have to do. If you are interested and prepared to work with me according to these dictates, please reply to this mail immediately so that we can discuss, make assessments and after your basic understanding of the whole business, commence the process by which we will actualize the project. I wish you a pleasant day as I hope to read from you on my private email firstname.lastname@example.org
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