Important Notice: SPAM case

Sep 4, 2020 | News

Dear Members,

Over the past 48 hours some members have received a SPAM email notification that was sent via the web form on the Chamber’s websiteOur recommendation is not to respond and if in doubt check with our team before processing. 

The text of the original email was something like:

 

Hi,

Greetings

Pls can we do business? Reply for more details

Johnson 

As the text was preceeded by reference to the British Chamber, because it originated from the Chamber’s web form, some members have responded and received the following response email:

Da: Johnson Paker <jpaker98159817@hotmail.com>
Date: Mer 2 Set 2020, 23:20
Subject: Re: [The British Chamber of Commerce for Italy] Contact via “XXXXXXXXX”
To: XXXXX <xxx@xxxx.xx>

 

Dear Xxxx,

Thanks for your reply.
Let me introduce myself ,I am Johnson Paker, a NATO soldier; serving in Afghanistan. You know we are being attacked by insurgents everyday and car bombs. During our last rescue mission at Kandahar, we came across a trunk box that contains Huge amount of money that belongs to the insurgents which I believe they use in buying weapons and ammunition, and it was agreed by all Military top officer’s present that the money will be shared within us.
Please my colleagues and I, are seeking your assistance to help us receive/invest the funds in your city/ country in any profitable business, in as much as you can assure us that the money will be used properly until we complete our service here. This is no stolen money, and there are no dangers involved, to move the funds to you via a military relief troop with backup documentation, that nobody will break the law.
We are five military officers who shared the funds each, the sum of $47,500.000.00 (Forty-Seven million five hundred thousand United States dollars). I want to assure you that the fund movement is guaranteed and 100% risk-free.  Think about it and get back to me for more details. But you must keep all information between you and myself alone.
I do not know for how long we will remain here in Afghanistan, and I have survived two suicide bomb attacks, which prompted me to reach out for help.  Please if this proposal is acceptable by you, kindly respond back to me and we shall discuss the conditions and terms.
God bless us all..
Thank you
Johnson

We apologize for the inconvenience.  Our staff has promptly intervened to increase security measures. 

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