MY DESK: MADISON -

In the world of spam/scam reporting, truth can often be hard to decipher. There's an old adage in the world of journalism, "If your mother says she loves you, check it out."

My mom never likes me to say that, but the point being, take nothing for granted. Analyze and inspect everything. I always encourage people to be skeptical in life as it means you're asking questions, you're inquisitive. I don't believe in being cynical as this blog is evidence that if I thought the fight against these worms was lost, I wouldn't be doing this.

Anyhow, I know today's submission is bogus as we've seen similar ones numerous times before that ask for personal information and produce empty promises.

However, I think the following sentence is pretty amusing and the height of hypocrisy, especially from a spam/scam artist.

"To be honest with you it is very clear to my understanding that the proposed investment fund (€300 Million Euros) is a product of illegal mining concessions in the Middle East undertaken by my client's group with proceeds secretly deposited in the UK and US and many other parts of Europe." 

So, a lawyer wants me to help launder illegally obtained money? Not going to happen.

To be honest, I wasn't even tempted.

Have a great weekend.

Adam

-----Original Message-----
From: Barrister Peter Bennett [mailto:peterbennett07@hotmail.co.uk]
Sent: Friday, June 06, 2014 11:50 AM
To: Adam Schrager
Subject: Investment Proposal

Barrister Peter Bennett

19 Cornwallis Road

Bilton, Rugby, Warwickshire CV22 7HL

United Kingdom

Email address: peterbennett07@hotmail.co.uk

Dear Sir/Ma,

My client has mandated me to source for a good and reliable entrepreneur from your country who will handle the investment of a large sum of money.

I have discussed and agreed with my client (the investor) who is the real owner of the money. To be honest with you it is very clear to my understanding that the proposed investment fund (€300 Million Euros) is a product of illegal mining concessions in the Middle East undertaken by my client's group with proceeds secretly deposited in the UK and US and many other parts of Europe.  My client major aim is to transform the fund by placing it in legitimate businesses for future repatriation. I am giving you a detailed incite to enable you understand our aims and objectives, as his major source of concern is not the profitability of your proposed investment deals in your country. His main interest lies in safe-guarding of these funds. To this end, he has asked me to source for a very reliable and trustworthy business partner who can handle this effectively.

I await your immediate response.

Regards,

Barrister Peter Bennett

19 Cornwallis Road

Bilton, Rugby, Warwickshire CV22 7HL, UK.