Scam Email received July 3, 2018 from firstname.lastname@example.org
Dear Sir/Madam – email@example.com
DearGreetings, We the continental management Group invite you to partner with us and benefit in our new Loan and Partnership Project funding program. We offer flexible loans and funding for various projects bypassing the usual rigorous procedures. This Funding program allows a client to enjoy low interest payback for as low as 3 – 4% per annum for a period of 5-10 years. We can approve a loan/funding for up to USD 250,000,000,000.00 or more depending on the nature of business. We are currently funding for:please do not hesitate to contact us for possible business co-operation.we will be willing to partner with you and invest a huge amount of money for the investment. I must like you to give our company your assistants to invest in your country and having a good business relationship with you. * Starting up a Franchise * Business Acquisition * Business Expansion * Commercial Real Estate purchase * Contract Execution * Oil & Gas/General Business We are open to having a good business relationship with you. If you think you have a solid background and idea of making good profit in any venture, please do not hesitate to contact us for possible business co-operation. Best Regards,Julio Diaz Chief Investment Officer firstname.lastname@example.org
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