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Investment Manager Is Needed

Scam Email received June 22, 2018 from timndut@gmail.com

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Investment Manager Is Needed

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Investment Manager Is Needed

Investment Manager Is Needed – timndut@gmail.com

Dear Good Friend, I write to you based on a request by an investor who needs to invest his funds in your country. My name is Timothy Ndu, an investment manager/Lawyer here in Republic Of Benin; we represent the interests of very wealthy Investors mainly from East, North.West and South of African countries. Due to the sensitivity of their position they hold in their Organization/government and the unstable investment environment of their countries, they prefer to channel/move majority of their funds into more stable economies and developing nations where they can get good yield for their money and its safety.This reserved group of individuals, whom our firm is personally holding their assets, instructed and approached us with a mandate to seek for a firm or an individual such as yourself who has the experience and capacity to receive their assets and re-invest it into a good and lucrative investment you will recommend.Kindly let us know your acceptance to this offer if you are capable and interested. And we will furnish you with comprehensive draft of MoU. We also need to know about the area or idea of investment plans you are to propose. Once we are convinced on your capacity to handle these assets we will then provide you with all necessary information including the unmentioned amount involved. Sincerely yours, Timothy Ndu timndut@gmail.com

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