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There have been a few scam messages circulating lately that use the war in Syria as a backdrop, but not as many as I would have expected so far. War zone scams in general are quite common, like this one that claims to be from “Mrs Baha Hussein,” who wants you to invest her fortune.
Subject: OUT OF SYRIA
From: “Mrs Baha Hussein” email@example.com
Date: Mon, 29 Feb 2016
Desk of Mrs Baha Hussein
Syrian Petroleum Company
Dummar Province Expransion Square ,
Island 19- Building 32
P.O.BOX 2849 or 3378
Middle East, Damascus
A very good day to you. We have an immediate business proposal that involves US$198,000,000.00 Million Dollars which we will like to invest under your custody. Once I receive a message from you notifying me of your interest, the details of the transaction/the terms and condition of sharing regarding the business would then be brought to your knowledge.
Your urgent response will be highly appreciated and will swiftly bring us to the commencement of the transaction. We hope to conclude. This transaction within 10-14 working days do not forget to contact me on the receipt of this e-mail address. And please you have to maintain absolute confidentiality as regards this pending transaction. You have to send me your phone and fax numbers too so I can contact you.
I urgently await your response. By email.(firstname.lastname@example.org)
Mrs Baha Hussein
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