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Marrickville, New South Wales, Australia
2014-01-08 18:52:12
Rental Scam
+2 Harry Smith hrysmith26@gmail.com property scam   
Harry Smith
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hrysmith26@gmail.com posted a reply to a classified ad for a property rental:

Hello, I am interested in renting your property .Please get back to me as soon as possible via email. Thank you

I advertised using a gmail account as the contact address. Gmail message popped up noting this may be a phishing scam and after running a quick search on Google, I came across this and other sites relating to this character.
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Anonymous   () Added the following extra information on :2015-06-24 11:25:13
Harry Smith
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Quoting the scammer's proposal after emailing in response to an ad. we placed to sell property: "Dear ___ Hope this email finds you well. I am contacting you because I have need for your urgent cooperation. I am an independent international financial consultant with the Gulf Funding Facilitators SPV. One of my clients Mr Baghdadi Ali Mahmudi who was the former secretary of the General People's Committee of Libya, under the late Col. Muammar Gaddafi in Libya. He was one of the personal assistants to late Libya head of state Col. Muammar Gaddafi who was eliminated on 20th October 2011 by the rebels. He and other Aids of Gaddafi were taken into house arrest by the new government till date. He assisted Col. Gaddafi who was former President, to carry out most of his secret business deals ranging from exportation of Gold, diamond, Alluvial Gold bar/dust, and exportation of millions of foreign currencies to foreign banks and security companies.
There is an available $45,000,000, US Dollars, (Forty five million US Dollars) which he assisted the late former Boss, Col. Muammar Gaddafi to deposit in a financial institution in Europe less than 2 weeks before the death of the former president. Nobody has any knowledge of this deposit except me and my client Mr Baghdadi. Not even a member of his family, nor his close associates. He has asked me to use the money for investment purposes, in the real estate sector or any profitable business as you may direct. This is my reason for contacting you.
On your acceptance to join hands with me for the investment of the money, the transaction shall be carried out this way. (A) You will be entitled to 15% of the total amount for assisting me with good direction in carrying out investment of the funds in real estate investment or any lucrative business venture as you may wish. 10% shall be mapped out to me as my compensation for mediating between you and my client. (B) The remaining 75% balance of the total sum will be invested by you, targeting a minimum ROI of 4% per year. This investment will last for at least 10 years. (C) You will be required to present a detailed business plan, stating the area of investment that you would consider and also the expected ROI per year.
Upon your acceptance to my proposal, I will work with my Lawyer to draft a Legal Binding document, (A memorandum of understanding MOU. /Agreement), that will stand between you and I to protect the interest of all parties involved in this transaction.
TAKE NOTE: The money is currently deposited in Europe, and be informed that the money in question has nothing to do with my clients detention in Libya. Hence no living being knows about this fund or that the money belongs to the later former president Col. Muammar Gaddafi. Also be assured that this money is free from any form of illegality, drug, terrorism and money laundering. If you are interested in this transaction, feel free to contact me immediately. Finally, understand that you have to treat this transaction with utmost confidentiality for security reasons, because human beings can be unpredictable. I await your urgent response. Best Regards, Harry"

Scam Email
Subject: My Proposal
From: Harry Smith delivered-to: actual name/email_withheld@gmail.com
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Anonymous   () Added the following extra information on :2014-02-14 13:45:30
Harry Smith
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Hello, I am interested in buying your property for sale.Please get back to me as soon as possible via email. Thank you
Dear **********,
Thank you for your kind response. I want to confirm to you that my interest to invest good money internationally is strong. With trust, I faithfully contact you. I know this letter will definitely come to you as a huge surprise, but I implore you to take time to go through it carefully, as the decision you make will go a long way to determine our future business relationship.
I need to move about £7.5 million GBP for foreign investment. The fund was generated from several ROI (Return on Investment). This is a personal deal I executed with my office and I do not want the payments to come to our company account as I will be unable to claim it alone. I have decided to use this amount as foreign investment.
I want to present you as a foreign investor and authorize for the money to be moved to you in your country. I need someone I can trust so I can authorize you to be the beneficiary of the money but 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, and you cannot trust anybody especially when it comes to this amount of money.
I will buy the advertised property for the asking price.God bless you as you consent to work with my team in honesty. Let me know if we can work together. I have strong plans to compensate your assistance.
Warm regards,
Harry Smith
Dear **********
Thank you so much for your mail. I hope that this starts a super relationship between us. I can assure you that I am honest with you.I give you honest details on how the process will run. You need to be sure of whom you are dealing with and so do I. There are many ways that we can exchange information and try to execute this project based on trust. You can reach me anytime on my direct mobile +44-793-714-1849. As soon as you receive the money, I will fly to you so that we can meet face to face and discuss the investments. I want you to understand that this deal involves a lot of money so I need to be sure that I can trust you. I have plans to invest most of this money in real estate and I will be honoured to work with you if you are honest and straight with me. This deal is for mutual benefit so as much as you help me, you also have a whole lot to gain. I must re-assure you that we will achieve this deal in a matter of days, if we work with honesty and sincerity. Your share of the deal will be 10% of the total investment amount and this is 100% assured.
Secrecy is our utmost priority and you must promise to keep this deal as confidential as possible for the safety of the money and us. The money is deposited with a security financial institution and I will need to send your name as beneficiary so that the funds can be moved to you under a secured arrangement. There is a lot of money involved so I need to be sure that I can trust you. Very importantly, I need to be sure that we have an understanding before we proceed. I will arrange for you to communicate with the company and begin the process for the release and delivery in your name. Once you open contact with the company and activate arrangement for the fund disbursement, we can relax and be sure that the security financial institution will handle the payment directly to you. This will enable us avert the risk of interference by authorities.
The security financial institution where the funds is deposited works with highly experienced personnel they have been into this field for years and have the immunity and power to freight consignment of such values under the UN diplomatic arrangement. The security financial institution is not informed about the specific investment and they will never know that unless you reveal it to them all in good time. The investment is registered for the purchase of Medical Materials so you must not disclose the real reasons to anyone especially the agency. On no account should information that will be confidentially disclosed to you in this matter be disclosed to any second party for our own safety.
There is no risk for you in this deal as long as you follow my plan. I will like you to treat this deal as top priority knowing that its success will change our lives for better. To proceed with the deal, I will require that you provide me with the below information of you so that I can officially introduce you to the company.
Surname: First Name: Middle Name: Address: City: State: Zip: Country: Phone: Fax: Mobile: Email: Age Marital Status Occupation and Position Scanned copy of your id
Thanks as I pray that we conclude on this matter as soon as possible, so that we can speed up arrangements to meet face to face. May God Bless you as you comply with this issue. Do respond to this email. I expect your confirmation that you do understand the procedure I have explained to you.
Sincere Regards

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