I was contacted by the Hatem Co. Inc company on Tradekey B2B website. I received this replay to my Tradekey listing:
I'm Hatem Khalil Ghaeed from Libya. I had some private business ideas that is of mutual benefit to each other I want to share with you.
Please contact me on my email email@example.com
I contacted the member via the email and first thing I asked was business verification, where they were based. I trust but always verify.
The I received this heart filled email.
My name is Hatem Khalil Ghaeed,Libyan and coordinator of national leadership council under late leader Colonel Muammar Muhammad Al-Gaddafi.
The opposition group referred to as Rebel group eager for a democratic political reform demanded that late Colonel Muammar Muhammad Al-Gaddafi must resign and another democratic political leader elected as he had ruled the country for 42 years.
His refusal to step down which lead to several months of wild destruction of life and properties in Libya, leaving every activities to be closed, nothing is working out any more here now and you can see this issue in world daily news broadcast like CNN, BBC, Asian News, CNBC etc. as top headlines.
Because of the problem that happened in my Country Libya, nothing were moving again as business places, Banks, Schools, hospitals and many other institutions were total out of place due to the serious war that happened between Gaddafi forces and rebel forces so that is why I write to seek your guidelines and assistance to invest the sum of US$16.3 million united states dollars with you in your country.
This huge sum of money was money mapped out by late late Colonel Gaddafi to my council to train and educate leaders to support Gaddafi regime before the war started and looking at the position of things and my stand, I completely had nothing left for me as all my properties and investments had been destroyed by the civil crises (war) so that is why I need your help to invest this money for me so that it will be a new turning point to me as all I had worked in life had been totally carried away by the destructive war.
I want to assure you that my partnership with you is 100% risk free and without any hitch because no one knows the where about of this money as the documents proving the existence of the money were lost by fire when our office is hit by bomb blast during the civil crises.
My sincere regard to your good family and I wait for your positive interest to this issue on my email but if not interested, please delete this message.
On a serious note, this information must be kept very secret between me and you till we are successful in establishing a good investment with this money.
Hatem Khalil Ghaeed
I smelled it was a scam and fraud from the beginning so I didn't lose any money or time. I am just passing is on in hope others won't waste their time.