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The message below (shown in yellow) is an example of a typical investment scam message. The scammer claims to have a large amount of money to invest (seven million dollars), and needs your help. You’ll get a percentage of the profits, of course (so he says). In fact, there’s no money to invest and no businessman behind this message. There’s just a third-world scammer, trying to pick your pocket!
FROM: Samir EL Saleh firstname.lastname@example.org
DATE: Jan 24, 2019
Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh,
My name is Samir EL Saleh. I’m from Al Jahra’, State of Kuwait. I’m interested in investing in any good profitable yielding business and I would appreciate any viable ideas you could come up with. I’m proposing to invest the sum of Seven Million United States Dollars ($7,000,000 USD) for this. I don’t know if you can be of help to me.
In recent times, I’ve been having issues with my uncle based on my late dad’s shares. I had to take every necessary precaution in other to sell off the shares without his notice and elope to any country. During my visit to Asia, I made enquirers on certain companies that usually help in the aspect of safekeeping investment funds and a specific company located in Malaysia known as E-Secure International was the best option for me in terms of security and immunity aspect. I had to make the deposit to the company and I was given a mandate of 6months.
I had a call from the company days back in other to remind me of the fund deposit I made with there company as it is already 6months in which I and the company agreed upon for safe keeping. Considering the issues and contention with my uncle,I can’t travel to Malaysia in other to secure the fund I deposited with the company. I’ve been exempted from traveling until the issue I am having with my uncle is resolved.
Due to my present state, I need your help in terms of traveling to Malaysia in other to secure the fund for me. I spoke with the company days back seeking if it is possible for me to appoint someone to come secure the fund. There respond to me was positive and instructed that I should send a copy of the CERTIFICATE OF DEPOSIT, OFFICE NUMBER and ADDRESS to whomever I appoint that will be responsible for the fund pickup. In doing this,I am willing to offer you 35% of any investment done with the fund.
All I need is your reliability in doing this and every further details and contact of the company will be provided based on your determination in handling this. I’ll be expecting a response from you as soon as possible. Your cooperation in this regard will be highly appreciated. Email me at email@example.com for more details
Samir EL Saleh.
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