Compensation scams

Happy weekend
sm9546729@gmail.com


Scam Email received 9/23/2019

Email From:

hdboat@hdboat.com

Sender Name:

(MS) Reem Al

Other emails used:

, sm9546729@gmail.com

Email Subject:

Happy weekend


Happy weekend – sm9546729@gmail.com


*My name is Reem E. Al-Hashimi, the Emirates Minister of State and Managing Director for the United Arab Emirates (Dubai) World Expo 2020 Committee. I am writing you to stand as my partner to receive my share of gratification from foreign companies whom I helped during the bidding exercise towards the Dubai World Expo 2020 Committee.* *As a married Arab women serving as a minister, there is a limit to my personal income and investment level. For this reason, I cannot receive such a huge sum back to my country, so an agreement was reached with the foreign companies to direct the gratifications to an open beneficiary account with a financial institution where it will be possible for me to instruct further transfer of the fund to a third party account for investment purpose which is the reason i contacted you to receive the fund as my partner for investment in your country.* *The amount is valued at $47,745,533.00 United States dollars with a financial institution waiting my instruction for further transfer to a destination account as soon as I have your information indicating interest to receive and invest the fund.I will compensate you with 30% of the total amount and you will also get benefit from the investment.* *If you can handle the fund in a good investment, get back to me for more details on this email; ( sm9546729@gmail.com )* *Sincerely,* *Ms. Reem.* (MS) Reem Al – sm9546729@gmail.com

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