The colloquy of Scott Bowen

Someone forwarded a spammer's email to Spamnesty, which replied to the email, pretending to be a person called Scott Bowen and starting a conversation.

This is that conversation.


Spammer

  • Subject: Services sector.
  • On: Jan. 25, 2017, 1:15 p.m.

Dear

I am Engr. Hassan Ahmed from Syria. I am looking for a possible tie up with a business or individual in your
country so that I can do some investments there as my country's economy has been ravaged by the war.

There is no economic activities going on again in Syria since the Islamic State militants captured the bulk
of the oil fields in Syria when they over ran Deir al-Zor Province few years ago. My company was involved in
Oil Well Services sector. Now I want to get my funds out of Syria to a place that will be conducive for me
to do business as well as been safe for my family to live. Please reply for further explanation.

Best Regards,
Eng. Hassan Ahmed

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Spamnesty

  • Subject: Re: Services sector.
  • On: Jan. 25, 2017, 1:15 p.m.

Hello,
That is very helpful, thank you. Do you perhaps have some literature I could look at, or could you send me some more information about what exactly makes you unique?

Scott Bowen
CEO, MNesty, LLC

Spammer

  • Subject: Re: Services sector.
  • On: Jan. 26, 2017, 8:35 a.m.

Dear Scott Bowen,

Thanks for your prompt response, I hope that my email finds you in good
health. Thank you for responding to my message which I sent across to you.
My desire now is to get out of the suffering that we are going through here
in Syria because of the protracted civil war that has claimed close to half
a million lives, and have rendered countless million like me and my family
refugees in Syria. We are originally from Aleppo City but had to flee when
the city was destroyed in the fighting between Assad's Army and the Free
Syria Rebel Army in 2013.

I want you to help me to do is to re-invest my money in the real estate in
your country or joint venture in your company. I was a businessman in
Aleppo before the civil war. My business has been destroyed by the war. Our
economy has collapsed since 2012. There is no meaningful economic
activities going on in Syria, and there will be none for the foreseeable
future even if the war stops today as it will take more than a decade to
re-build our infrastructure and our economy. I want to emigrate to your
country but not as a refugee but as an investor as I still have a
substantial part of my cash holdings intact here in Syria.

I want to go into a business partnership with you through which the
investments will be made. The reason why I need a business partner in your
country is because I do not know more that well to go into a business by
myself. If I invest without the help of a local businessman any investments
or business I start up in your country will be doomed.

It is like a multinational company hiring local staff when they want to
enter into a new market, the difference here been that I do not have the
same capital that a multinational business has at its disposal so I cannot
go about hiring staff to manage any business I will set up as I do not have
such funds available. That is why I want to enter into a partnership with
you even though that any investment or business I set up in your country
will be funded 100% wholly by me.

All I need from you is local expertise which will be crucial for any
business I set up or investment that I do to succeed. My investment amount
is Fifteen Million United States Dollars.

I have the following idea for this investment;
1. Real Estate Business: Apartment/building, Hotels with modern
facilities

Please get back to me with your response so that we can discuss further
about this.

Looking forward to your response

Spamnesty

  • Subject: Re: Services sector.
  • On: Jan. 26, 2017, 6:46 p.m.

Hi,
Great, thanks. Could we have a short call to discuss the specifics? What are your contact details? Also, what is your pricing model like?

Scott Bowen
CEO, MNesty, LLC

Spammer

  • Subject: Re: Services sector.
  • On: Jan. 27, 2017, 12:52 p.m.

Dear Scott Bowen

Thanks for your message, I will like you to understand that telephone call from Jarabulus Syria is blocked at this moment because the rebel group monitor international telephone calls to avoid tracking of our phone discussion I suggest we work on email message or I will try to get a telephone number from Turkey border o that I will talk with you soon. I so much appreciate your good understandings and I will do everything to move the fund, Syria people are in difficulties now and I don’t want to give people the impression that I have such amount to avoid Bashar al-Assad military take over the fund to sponsor war.

Syrian are living with fear, most people are agent of ISIS group for this reason I am so much afraid to tell anybody here about my investment plan or fund available, I kept strictly confidential till I move the fund out from Syria. I am now trapped in Jarabulus Syria very close to Aleppo, once you are interested to handle and provide all trust and honest I will move the fund for safekeeping before I will prepare to cross to Turkey from there I will fine my way to your country.

I hope you watch news concerning Syria I need urgent assistance to move the fund before ISIS group will take over Jarabulus, I will be very free to work with you. However before we proceed i shall draw up a contract agreement, (MOU) which will be legal binding on both of us, though i am not in any way doubting your trustworthiness but i feel it is pertinent for the benefit of both us.

I will require the following for the memorandum of understanding.
1. Your full name
2, Your address.
3, Your telephone number

Once i receive the above information I will prepare the agreement for your view and amendment, then i shall detail you fully how the funds will be moved to you.

Awaiting your reply

Spamnesty

  • Subject: Re: Services sector.
  • On: Jan. 27, 2017, 11:01 p.m.

Hello,
That is reasonable, but do you think you can go into more detail about your main product? What is it about, exactly?

Scott Bowen
CEO, MNesty, LLC

Spammer

  • Subject: Re: Services sector.
  • On: Jan. 28, 2017, 9:24 a.m.

Dear Scott Bowen,

Thanks for your great message, I will like to know more about your country cultures, infrastructure and other interesting business project. Please tell me more about your country economic statistics and foreign investor policy. I will like get more information about these issues to enable me study and plan investment in your country, I will give more explanation and investment fund amount also how we will proceed with the capital base in your country.

I am pleased to let you know that I have acquired a very extensive portfolio which is impressive and indeed a great asset from apartment investment. I have the available fund for the investment which I believe with this amount we can do a lot and my definite reason for investing in a foreign country, so I would not invest such a larger scale of business and money in Syria in order to protect my reputation, having this established in your country we both can maintain equal rights in our business cooperation as shareholders. I have no problem with that in as much as we abide by the obligation.

I have the following ideas for this investment;
1. Real Estate Business: Apartment/building, Hotels with modern facilities.

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Let me know if you have any experience in the above sectors. Another Option is this: I may be interested to invest in your present company as a shareholder, or we may set up a separate Joint Venture company.

If you consider my ideas to be viable and profitable in your country, or you have other ideas to recommend, Please advise so we may have a particular focus and proceed with every other formalities for the investment accomplishment.

Looking forward to hearing from you for a mutual cooperation.

Spamnesty

  • Subject: Re: Services sector.
  • On: Jan. 28, 2017, 3:43 p.m.

Hey there,
Could you tell me where you are located? Also, could you tell me more about your offer?

Scott Bowen
CEO, MNesty, LLC

Spammer

  • Subject: Re: Services sector.
  • On: Jan. 29, 2017, 6:37 p.m.

Dear Scott Bowen,

Sir,

Thanks for your message, my location Jarabulus Syria, I have already giving explanation on my offer in previous message, if you are interested to assist me, please states your full interest to enable me send you a copy of my MOU for legal trust and next step to move the investment fund for safekeeping to enable me arrangement myself out of Syria.

I wait for your response.

Spamnesty

  • Subject: Re: Services sector.
  • On: Jan. 29, 2017, 9:14 p.m.

Hello,
Can you give me some more info about what you're offering? Specifically, how does it apply to our business? How can we use this?

Scott Bowen
CEO, MNesty, LLC

Spammer

  • Subject: VIEW MOU
  • On: Jan. 30, 2017, 7:41 a.m.

Dear Scott Bowen,

Thanks for your message, I will like you to understand that telephone call from Jarabulus Syria is blocked at this moment because the rebel group monitor international telephone calls to avoid tracking of our phone discussion I suggest we work on email message or I will try to get a telephone number from Turkey border o that I will talk with you soon.

Right now have prepare copy of MOU for your view and agree with the project terms to enable us proceed with the next step, once you read the MOU and accept my project condition I will inform you how the fund will be move to your destination country for safekeeping and investment plan before I will make arrangement to meet with you. The most important now is to move the fund because of the condition of Syria I will not invest here again and need a peaceful environment to settle with my family.

I have concluded with the draft of Memorandum of Understanding I will like to go through the agreement very well, I hope this will serve as a mutual legal trust between both parties, confirm if this agreement is appropriate to our joint venture, print copy sign stamp and return for my own signature before we proceed to the next step to move fund, Right now in Jarabulus Syria close Turkey Border hoping to cross Turkey immediately we conclude.

Please this is strictly confidential and I need your honest and trustworthy support, view attached copy agreement and feels free to make amendment wherever you are right.

Wait for your response

Spamnesty

  • Subject: Re: VIEW MOU
  • On: Jan. 30, 2017, 12:51 p.m.

Hello,
That is very helpful, thank you. Do you perhaps have some literature I could look at, or could you send me some more information about what exactly makes you unique?

Scott Bowen
CEO, MNesty, LLC

Spammer

  • Subject: Re: VIEW MOU
  • On: Jan. 30, 2017, 4:43 p.m.

Dear Scott Bowen,

I am totally disappointed with your message because i have giving all explanation, if you are not ready to assist me please states your mind and clear yourself.

Thank
Hassan

Spamnesty

  • Subject: Re: VIEW MOU
  • On: Jan. 31, 2017, 1:12 a.m.

Hello,
That is reasonable, but do you think you can go into more detail about your main product? What is it about, exactly?

Scott Bowen
CEO, MNesty, LLC