"Although we have never met before but I have every reason to believe that you are a highly respected personality."
Forget the tortured grammar, for once, a spam/scam artist has acknowledged my self-appointed role in this world as a "highly respected personality."
Not sure any of us want to engage in business in Syria right now though, let alone with someone we've never met no matter how complimentary they may be. ISIS doesn't like us. The Syrian rebels don't like us much either these days since we didn't help them too much. The Syrian government, which has killed many of its own citizens, is not a friend we want.
For the same reason we would not enter into business with random people right now in western Africa (Ebola), I'm figuring we should steer clear of Syria as well. Can't imagine the reward would be that great and know the risk associated with it would be far greater.
Have a great weekend and please, as my 5-year-old son, Clark, likes to say, "Don't fall for this."
From: Abdul Aziz [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: Monday, November 24, 2014 12:24 PM
To: Adam Schrager
Subject: New Message.
Greetings from Syrian Arab Republic,
Kindly accept my apology for sending unsolicited mail to you.
Although we have never met before but I have every reason to believe that you are a highly respected personality, considering the fact that I sourced your profile from a human resource profile database on your country from the internet.
Though, I do not know to what extent you are familiar with events and fragile political situation in Syria but it has formed consistent headlines in the CNN and BBC news bulletins and many international
I am Abdul Aziz, Investment officer, representing my boss and his colleagues. Due to the war crisis, the political situation in our country at the moment is very fragile and because of this and so many other internal problems we are facing that nobody knows what will happen tomorrow, we would like to appoint you as our business partner to assist in securing and managing some of our funds for the purpose of investments in your country on our behalf.
If our offer is acceptable to you, just rest assured you stand to benefit heavily from us at no risk to you. I cannot go into much details at the moment until I hear from you.
Please contact me by email at firstname.lastname@example.org for further details.
Looking forward to hearing from you.
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