Scam Email received May 10, 2021 from firstname.lastname@example.org
Investment – email@example.com
Hello Gentlemen / Madams, individuals French, Belgians, Canadians, Portuguese, Italians, Swiss, Dannois, German and anywhere in the world; we are a Golden Financial Investment Group company looking for serious, reliable partners to invest in its country. We wish to collaborate with profitable project leaders with whom we will work in full transparency in order to finance their project. We also grant loans to anyone able to meet the conditions and be able to repay with a very attractive interest rate. We make our loans in the amount of 5,000.00 to 4.500,000.00 €. If you need money for a project or other reasons, do not hesitate to contact us for more information, serious and honest individuals. We are located in France and England. We ask you to answer us if you are interested for more information. NB: We are at your disposal 24 hours a day and do not hesitate to submit your needs to us. Thank you and be richly blessed! firstname.lastname@example.org
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