Scam Email received 1/13/2022
Re: – firstname.lastname@example.org
Dear Prospective Partner, My name is Duheong Kim and I am contacting you on behalf of my boss Mr. Lee Myung-bak the former president of South Korea. Mr. Lee Myung-bak has presented a subtle offer which will need the help of a partner like you to complete successfully. Mr. Lee Myung-bak is in a difficult situation and he wishes to relocate certain sums of money for investment purposes. The funds are currently deposited overseas. Your role will be to: 1. Act as the beneficiary of the funds. 2. Invest/Manage the funds outside of Korea. 3. Value of funds: $40 Million US Dollars. Everything will be done legally to ensure the rights to the funds are transferred to you. If you agree to partner with Mr. Lee Myung-bak, he will compensate you with a 20% sum of the funds. Should you prefer I re-contact you, kindly email me for further details, terms and agreement. Sincerely, Duheong Kim Duheong Kim – email@example.com
The above email is a scam. If you still think is legitimate, but you’re still concerned, then follow these steps:
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- Google the details.
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- Confirm the details.
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