Scam Emails and a bit of baiting

Yusuf Personal

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WARNING: These are scams. They are Emails sent to a honeytrap address only ever used for this purpose. Do not reply to these people, they will try to con you into paying out money in return for nothing.

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From: "Yusuf"<>
Reply: <>
Date: Wed, 16 May 2018 19:59:20 -0700
Subject: Personal

Hello dear,

I am Yusuf Hassan. I am contacting you because I have a proposal that
I think may interest you. I represent the interest of my brother in-law
who is a minister in the Syrian Government. As you probably know, there
a lot of crisis going on currently in Syria and my brother in-law has
fallen out with the ruling Junta especially the president because of his
foreign policies and these senseless war and killings that has been
on for a while. Everybody in Syria is fed up and want a change but the
president is too powerfull and he simply kills anyone that tries to
him. My brother in-law has moved to support the opposition to empower
to be able to fight and repel the ruling party but unfortunately, his
efforts has been unsuccessful and he is now currently being arrested for
plotting to unseat the ruling leader. They have seized all his assets
he is now very scared for the safety of his family especially his kids.

Before he was arrested, he has asked me to help him find a foreign
investor who can help him accommodate and invest $100 Million USD
privately that he has lodged in a finance house abroad. He wants these
funds safely invested so that the future and safety of his family can be

I am contacting you with the hope that you will be interested in helping
us. We need your help to accommodate and lodge the funds in the banking
system in your country and also invest it in a very productive projects.
We will handle the logistics involved in the movement of the funds to
Please note that the entire business will be executed in a legal way. My
brother in-law has promised to compensate you handsomely for your role
this business. Do you think you can handle this?

He wants this to be done discretely so I will be acting as his eyes and
ears during the course of this transaction.

If this proposal interests you, please kindly respond so that I can give
you more details.



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