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Henry N
Monrovia, CA, United States
2014-11-13 14:02:55
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Business for sale advertised on BizBen an internet database to sell businessesEmail Attached
 Scammer
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Name:
   Harry Smith
Email Address:
   hrysmith26@gmail.com
I am a broker and listed a business for sale on BizBen a website featuring businesses for sale. I received an email "lead" directed to me through BizBen asking for more information from Harry Smith and left a phone number 210-292-2890 and no messages that I left were returned. A couple of days later I received the below email:

Dear .......

Hope this email finds you well.I am contacting you because I have need for your

urgent cooperation.I am representing a family that has given me the mandate to

help find a reasonable and profitable investment structure. They have just

inherited huge fund from their predecessor, and they have agreed to invest this

money in the next 5 years for a good Return On Investment(ROI). I have been

given authority to appoint a reliable international investor to invest this fund so I

need to be sure that I can trust whoever I am presenting to the family. I am

working hand in hand with a financial expert/compliance officer who will guide us

through a certified and legal process. The amount in question is £12.5 million

GBP,I want to present you as a foreign investor and authorize for the money to be

moved to you in your country.I will buy your advertised property for the asking

price. You will be given full authority to handle the investment,I need someone I

can trust and I need to be assured on my following concerns;

Can I trust you with the fund?

Can you keep a secret?

Can you help me find a good investment for the fund?

What areas of investment will you recommend?

What % share will you want to take for assisting me?

This is a very legal transaction and everything will be coordinated in black and

white. The essence of secrecy cannot be underestimated because a lot of money

is involved.Let me know if we can work together.

Warm Regards,

Harry
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