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[Scam Alert] Muammar Gaddafi Email Giveaway Scam

Security alert
April 30, 2021

We’ve seen cases that scammers impersonate famous people and send phishing emails, trying to convince the recipients to believe they are giving away a lot of money. Now please be careful of this email that pretends to be from the daughter of the late Libyan president Muammar Gaddafi.

There’s no $27,500,000, and all scammers want is your personal information! If you take the bait and reply the email, you will be instructed to provide personal data or other sensitive credentials. Scammers can steal your money as well as your identity!

Here’s what the phishing email looks like:

Fake giveaway email. Source: Reddit
Fake giveaway email. Source: Reddit

Content
Hello Hello Dear, May i use this medium to open a mutual communication with you seeking your acceptance towards investing in your country under your management as my partner, My name is Aisha Gaddafi and presently living in Oman, i am a Widow and single Mother with three Children, the only biological Daughter of late Libyan President (Late Colonel Muammar Gaddafi) and presently i am under political asylum protection by the Omani Government. I have funds worth “Twenty Seven Million Five Hundred Thousand United State Dollars Only” $27,500,000.00 USD which i want to entrust on you for investment project in your country, If you are willing to handle this project on my behalf, kindly reply urgent to enable me provide you more details to start the transfer process. I shall appreciate your urgent response . Mrs. Aisha Al-Gaddafi.

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