From Mr. Khalid M. Musharf. email@example.com
Scam Email received July 9, 2018 from firstname.lastname@example.org
From Mr. Khalid M. Musharf.
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From Mr. Khalid M. Musharf.
From Mr. Khalid M. Musharf. – email@example.com
Dear Sir/Madam, I represent an international project financier. We specialize in both start up projects and existing / large businesses needing funding for expansion. We are committed to helping businesses develop and succeed. Do you have a business idea or a capital project that requires funding? AL-FG is primarily a turn around management Firm with a mission to transform businesses and lives through creative financial services. We specialize in the provision of funds and financial advisory services. We are currently seeking means of expanding and relocating our business interest in the following sectors; Banking, Real Estate, Stock Speculation and Mining, Transportation, Health sector and Tobacco or any other sector you may suggest. We are open for discussion to any lucrative investments you can recommend to us will be implemented. We will like to partner with you/your company should you be interested or may require funding for the expansion of your business. We will be glad to receiving your terms and condition for a review before proceeding further. To proceed, we will require that you send to us the following details; 1 – A detailed PROJECT/BUSINESS PLAN of your proposed investment. 2 – Introduction and description of yourself/company. 3 – Your full names,your home/office address 4 – The exact amount you require for the proposed projects. 5 – Your direct contact phone/fax numbers for easy communication. On receipt of the above details, we&ll send to you a detailed information of the investment I look forward to discuss this opportunity in details with you. Sincere regards, Mr. Khalid Mahmood Musharf.Disclaimer: This Electronic Mail and any files transmitted with it are confidential and intended solely for the use of the individual or entity to whom they are addressed. If you are not an addressee, or have received the message by error, please notify the sender via E-Mail or over the telephone and delete this e-mail. You are not authorized to read, copy, disseminate, distribute or use this E-Mail or any of its attachment in any way. Any views or opinions presented in this email are solely those of the author. firstname.lastname@example.org
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