A FRAUD WARNING TO ALL ROTARY MEMBERS AND THE GENERAL PUBLIC!
The following email scam is being circulated as a letter of request from a fellow Rotarian.  Please be advised that any Rotarian correspondence should be properly vetted before responding.  www.Rotary.org gives all Rotary members the ability to research clubs and members to confirm they are the correct person.  We would advise that any return correspondence not be sent to the original sender's email but through the club email listed on the Rotary International website.  If the club does not have an email address or details listed on the Rotary International website then the email you received is probably a scam.  All questionable emails you receive should be sent to the Rotary Support Center RotarySupportCenter@rotary.org to be properly vetted.
 
 

A FRAUD WARNING TO ALL ROTARY MEMBERS AND THE GENERAL PUBLIC!

The following email scam is being circulated as a letter of request from a fellow Rotarian.  Please be advised that any Rotarian correspondence should be properly vetted before responding.  www.Rotary.org gives all Rotary members the ability to research clubs and members to confirm they are the correct person.  We would advise that any return correspondence not be sent to the original sender's email but through the club email listed on the Rotary International website.  If the club does not have an email address or details listed on the Rotary International website then the email you received is probably a scam.  All questionable emails you receive should be sent to the Rotary Support Center RotarySupportCenter@rotary.org to be properly vetted.
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From: Rotarian Ahmed Saad <marl.akio7@gmail.com>
 
Hello Fellow Rotarian,
 
Let me start by introducing my humble self. My name is Rotarian Ahmed Saad. I was a member of Rotary club of Al Mansouria, Club number 55555;District 2451; Egypt. It is with a heavy heart i write to you this message. My family and i have gone through a lot of pain and anguish these past years due to the senseless wars going on in the middle east which has refused to end.
 
Before i fled Egypt for Syria,at the height of the political crisis in my country, in which the Rebel group of the opposition party in my country fights with the government forces in their bid to take over the government of our country, i was very critical of the government due to their various human right abuses. I and my immediate family were marked for elimination by the government. On the  6th of October 2011, the unimaginable happened. While i and my wife and my only child went for a family dinner, the government forces invaded our home, my Dad and my only brother were murdered in cold blood in their bid  to protect some civilians who ran to take refuge in our house and our home burnt down. That incident prompted me to flee Egypt with my wife and only son to Syria. My wife and son are so traumatized with what happened back home as we would have been killed also assuming we did not go out for dinner that same night. We have lost all we have in the fire that consumed our home.
 
you can read more about the uprising in egypt and syria by visiting these two websites below:
 
 
I believe you are aware of the sad situation in Syria today.The world is faced with the worst humanitarian crises ever. I cannot go back to Egypt because i am already a marked man over there. I am presently in West Africa with my wife and son to seek refuge and also conclude some business transactions my late Father could not finish before he was murdered. My late father,during his life on earth was a prominent business merchant who trades on Diamond and Gold from some west African countries. I have been unable to attend to his business due to the constant war situation i have been going through. I do hope you understand. For the past 6 years i have only know peace for a period of 2 months and that was when i arrived West Africa.
 
My Late Father, before his death, deposited the sum of Eighteen Million United States Dollars [ $ 18,000 000.00]with a finance house in the Republic of Ghana. For a cash and carry Diamond and Gold business with his business customers, which he never completed before he met his untimely death . In view of this,and as the only surviving son of my father, i decided to travel to Ghana to conclude arrangements on how to secure this fund and transfer it to a peaceful country with a lot of investment options which can give an investor good return on investment.I believe it is only a fellow Rotarian can be trusted 100% with this huge amount in his or her custody without him or her nursing the idea of absconding with the whole money because of our 4 way test which we make our guiding principle in all we do.
 
I therefore humbly solicit for your sincere and transparent assistance to help me claim,clear and accommodate this fund in your country for safe keeping, until l join you with my family . I believe you are quite aware i can no longer go back to Egypt.
 
Now this is what i actually want you to do for me; i want you to be presented to the finance house as my foreign partner i contacted to assist my family clear and accommodate this fund.To finally assist my family in managing this fund in any lucrative business in your country after i must have joined you to start a new life. l have no doubts whatsoever that you will be a very honest and reliable person to deal with,because I strongly believe that it is only a fellow Rotarian can sincerely assist me with this transaction without having any other dubious ideas concerning the money involved and also grant and view this very request with favor and much understanding of our unexpected bad situation.
 
Please endeavor to bear in mind the confidential nature of this my request,i emphasize you keep every bit of it to yourself so as to protect my family's future.
 
I humbly request you accept 20% of the total fund for your assistance,upon the successful conclusion of this transaction. I will also be greatly honored if you accept we you go into joint investment business partnership with the fund.
 
Thanks for your anticipated positive response as you decide to make a difference in my life and that of my humble family.
 
Yours in Rotary,
 
Rotarian Ahmed Saad
 
 
A FRAUD WARNING TO ALL ROTARY MEMBERS AND THE GENERAL PUBLIC!