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Greetings, From Colonel Abdul Jabbar al-Oqid

Scam Email received June 18, 2018 from al-Oqid@bak.com

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Greetings, From Colonel Abdul Jabbar al-Oqid

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Greetings, From Colonel Abdul Jabbar al-Oqid

Greetings, From Colonel Abdul Jabbar al-Oqid – e-mailaaloqid@gmail.comt

Greetings ,I am Colonel Abdul Jabbar al-Oqid, a Syria Citizen, Working Under NATO/United Nation Syria Organization,also i am the leader of Free Syria Army(FSA), my purpose of writing this short message to you is that, as war go on in my country Syria, i was paid the sum of usd $3,500.000 (Three million Five hundred Thousand United States Dollars), because i was one of the top official that control the NATO/ United Nation Army, and FSA, during the war against Bashar al-Assad president of Syria,My families are dead,right now am in the Desert Camp in Syria, here and i kept my money in a Safe box, in my office here, and Pad Locked it.In this regards, there is Riots here in Syria, due to my position now, there is no trusted someone that can safe keep this box of money here for me, and if i should keep it here and go out for patrol, i may lose the box as Kabul Syria, is hot due to riots, there is No Bank here in the Army Camp were i am, to make a transfer out, i just needed someone who i can trust and believe on, i have my funds, that i came along, which nobody knows of it, and i don&t want the government of Syria to know about my funds here so that they will not put their eye on my hard earn money, so therefore I want to inquire from you, a good and profitable investment we can operate on with my funds for investment in your country need you to be my local partner for an investment of $3.5 million usd , Please get back to me if you can partnership with me to handle this investment in your country as my investor because i don&t know the future of this country. I&ll be waiting to hear from you soon My e-mailaaloqid@gmail.comThanks, Colonel Abdul Jabbar al-Oqaidi. Virus-free. www.avast.com e-mailaaloqid@gmail.comt

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