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The message below (shown in yellow) is a typical example of a bank/investment scam. The sender (who is just a scammer and doesn’t work at a bank) claims to have millions of dollars that he/she wants to invest in your country. But if you make the mistake of contacting the scammer, you’ll soon be told that the money will be available once you send the required “transfer fee” or “currency exchange fee” or something similar. If you make the bigger mistake of sending that “fee,” the scammer will quickly disappear with your money and will never be heard from again.
from: Ms. Wai Wan. firstname.lastname@example.org
date: Dec 22, 2020
subject: Hello Hello
From Ms. Wai Wan,
Bank branch Manager,
Greetings to you.
My name is Ms. Wai Wan, Vice Chairman/Ceo/Executive Director of my bank in Hong Kong.
After several official inquiries from the foreign trade office of our Chambers of Commerce and Industry, I decided to contact you directly for your cooperative assistance. I am interested to transfer funds to your country through your assistance.
I am in Hong Kong presently and I have the sum of Forty Eight Million US Dollars which I would like to transfer into your account to invest in your country if possible.
I made this money (US$48,000,000.00) through genuine banking means in the 2014 fiscal year. I choose you because I cannot be directly involved because I am still working with my current bank, I hope you can understand my situation and assist me to receive and i nvest this money properly as this is my only hope.
You will get 40% of the total fund as commission for your sympathetic co-operation while 60% will be for me.
If you accept this offer, I will appreciate your timely response.
Ms. Wai Wan.
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