There is an ongoing scam which you must know about. This scam which is targeting email users contains attractive messages which have already made many people fall victims and losing huge amount of money in the name of processing the funds, which never exists.
In an email I also received with subject “Hello” and sent from email ‘[email protected]” with reply to “[email protected]”, this amount “$44,762,906.00 United States dollars” is enought to make one fall a victim. I responded good and appeared not to know I was a target. In the end, I was asked to wire $300 to them so they can process the transfer.
If indeed this wasn’t scam, why ask me to send them money if they are giving me free money? Just like all other scams I have witnessed, this too is pure scam. In fact, I recommend that once you receive this message below, please ignore it so you don’t fall a victim. See email message contents
My name is Reem E. Hashimy, the Emirates Minister of State and Managing Director of the United Arab Emirates (Dubai) World Expo 2020 Committee.
I am writing you to manage my funds I received as financial gratification from various foreign companies I assisted to participate in the incoming Dubai World Expo 2020.
The amount is $44,762,906.00 United States dollars.The cumulative deposit were given as an expression of appreciation from the various foreign companies whose applications received approval to participate in the in-coming Dubai Expo 2020. But I could not receive the various gratifications to my personal account in my country because of my office and social status as a married Muslim lady with limitations and restriction to certain investment opportunities.
For this reason, an agreement was reached with a consulting firm to channel the various financial gifts into an open beneficiary account with a financial institution where it will be possible to instruct transfer of right of ownership on the fund to a third party for investment purpose which is the reason I am contacting you to receive and manage the fund as my investment partner.
The detail will be discuss on your indication of interest with capacity to manage the fund in a good investment.
Wishing you the best in the year with regards.
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Why is this message scam?
- Sender is unknown to receiver
- The sender is addressing him / her self in names which I am sure they don’t own.
- The email is sent from another email and contains a different reply to
- The sender at the end of it all asks transfer of some money to them.
- Even Gmail filters marked the message as spam with a Red Mark
- And many others…
Final Words: If you receive such an email, it is very important not to think right away that you have made it. You can inquire from the United Arab Emirates near you if you are from a different country so you can confirm that indeed the message is legit. Otherwise, you may end up falling a victim and which is something I want you avoid.