The recipient of this email correctly chose to ignore it and report it directly to us, in order to share with you all. Believe it or not these scams still exist because they still work. Typically they are successful on unsuspecting individuals who are at a point in their life where they may be vulnerable, in financial hardship or possibly looking for the next best thing without seriously thinking things through.
PLEASE REMEMBER: If you receive this email (or similar), this is a scam and should immediately be ignored and reported to the authorities to prevent the possibility of other victims.
From: – cimel [firstname.lastname@example.org] ← This email extension originates from Morocco
To: undisclosed-recipients: ← How many people exactly are going to share our millions???
Subject: How are you today? I Hope To Read From You Soon On My Private Email: (email@example.com) ← Now you seem to be from Malaysia?
How are you today? ← So not only do I not know your name, you don’t seem to know mine either!
Please bear with me for now and do not ask my name.I have an interesting business proposal for you that will be of immense benefit to both of us. Although this may be hard for you to believe, we stand to gain 7.2 million USD between us in a matter of days. Please grant me the benefit of doubt and hear me out. I need you to signify your interest by replying to this email. Most importantly, I will need you to promise to keep whatever you learn from me between us even if you decide not to go along with me. I will make more details available to you on receipt of a positive response from you. ← Your secrets safe with me – and the rest of the Internet.
Reply to (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Warm regards from Malaysia. ←So you ARE from Malaysia!
In recent years we have noticed a growing trend for Internet Fraud to be based out of Malaysia. Any individual you have met online from this location should be treated as high risk for fraudulent activity until a full background check has been undertaken. In this case however, common sense prevails.
Online Investigations are private investigators based in Melbourne, Australia. Our aim is to identify the current scams trending across Australia and alert individuals to prevent further victims.