A couple of versions of this email have come to us but NOT via the contact listed on our ecom site. (Suspicious #1) One from an individual Eiad AbdelRazeq, [email protected], a second from one from K Selvan, Sales Manager,Mobile: (+974) 5589 6579, a third from Godwin R. Procurement Specialist McKinley Group International Co. WLL. (Suspcious #2, amount requested is exact, all companies somehow related to orientalsalmalki.com / al malki / AED). Original contact Eiad AbdelRazeq DOES appear at FBO.gov, seems he should already have valid procedures and costs but is asking oddly - Can you pleas provide any data sheets ? This sale should be tax exempt since it is for US Military and export ! Also, I still need shipping cost to APO AE 09309 !I tend to think it's some sort of scam, but would hate to miss out on a valid business opportunity. I think these guys are using somebody else's info to try to rip me off and I'd like to catch them if it's the case, or know for sure if they are legit. They even use jpegs of the company letterheads.
Look.. anything that is too good to be true is!
I often times try to scam the scammer and my office refrigerator is full of bogus checks for two and three million dollars. I would advise you to stay far away unless you are prepared to hire a reputable and seasoned investigator to check this out for you.
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I specialize in foreign trade. You are very correct to be suspicious. Tell them as as foreign purchasers you require payment in advance. After they have a track record with you, then you can consider some "terms".
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I would have to examine the material in context however the use of the yahoo email address is a red flag as is the fact you received several versions of the same email. In this case Google can be your friend, try googling a portion of the email text and see if anything comes up. People often will repost these scam emails.
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