A Scam Email with the Subject "I look forward to getting a favorable response from you." was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Tue, 03 Jan 2017 10:27:04 -0500 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam. The sender was "MR. MARWAN KARAM"<firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
Compliment of the Season Dear,
My name is MR. MARWAN KARAM, I am an investment banker based in Syria. I worked with Al-Shufi investment Company in Syria as an investment officer for many years before the outbreak of the civil unrest there which forced some of us to relocate to the United Kingdom for safety.
I write you based on the request of one of the beneficiaries to our client, an European who lost his life to the civil unrest in Syria. Due to the unending unrest in Syria, his children and next of kin moved their late father's funds out from Syria to different security companies in South Africa and Europe for safe keeping and investments pending when they can safely leave Syria and come over to the place of domicile of the receiver of the funds to get their share of the funds.
I am therefore contacting you directly to solicit for your kind assistance in receiving these funds totaling usd$100 million (ONE HUNDRED MILLION UNITED STATES DOLLARS ONLY) on behalf of my clients children for investment purposes in your country. All we need is a trusted and honest individual who can receive these funds from the security company in South Africa on behalf of my clients children and keep them safe there pending their arrival to your country to receive their share of the funds.
For doing this, we are prepared to give you 30% of the funds while 60% goes to them. 8% will come to me as my commission while 2% will be used to offset any expenses that might be incurred in the course of moving the funds from the security companies in South Africa and Europe to your account anywhere you desire the funds to be deposited for investment purposes.
If you are interested in assisting us, please get back to me immediately using my email and contact details below:
Also provide to me your complete details including; NAME AND ADDRESS, OCCUPATION AND POSITION, SEX AND AGE, DIRECT CONTACT DETAILS such as mobile number, fax number, and email contact and a valid identification. Please reply and send you information on this email: email@example.com
I look forward to getting a favorable response from you.
MR. MARWAN KARAM