Scam Investments and
Fidelity Investment International, from Tom Ewing, Funds manager
Did you receive an email from "Tom Ewing" at "Fidelity Investment International" who says:
"As an expert,I have made over £45, 745,000, 00 from the
Investor's EMRCP and hereby looking for someone to trust who will stand as
an Investor to receive the fund as Annual Investment Proceeds from Fidelity
Marginal Capital Fund."?
It starts out sounding like
a legitimate business transaction, but as the victim corresponds with the
scammer, it starts to become strange. You notice that this "Funds manager" is writing
you from a free email account (Yahoo, Hotmail, AOL, etc.) not an email account
at the company (Fidelity Investment International) domain.
Perhaps, you notice his punctuation, spelling, grammar and just
the way he phrases things seems, well, odd. Almost as if, he is not a native
English speaker, or is not very well educated.
Tom Ewing wants you to either deposit a check or send him the
"investment money" via Western Union.
In reality, it is all a scam. "Tom Ewing" is not the name of the
person who sent you the email. It is the real name of a real
employee at a real company by the name Fidelity Investment International, but that person did not send the
email to you. The scammer hopes to con you into sending money for various "fees" to free the fortune.
If you would like a step by step
explanation of how this type of "Advance Fee Fraud" works, click here!
Notice some of the other
obvious signs that this is a scam are poor
spelling , use of free Yahoo/Hotmail/etc email accounts, proposals that make no
From: "Tom" <
Subject: READ & COMPLY
Date: Tuesday, February 12, 2008 11:06 AM
Fidelity Investments International Oakhill house.
I am Mr.Tom Ewing
The Fund Manager of Fidelity Investment
International.The World Largest Fund Management Company with over
£1.2Trillion Capital Investment Fund.
Neverthless, as The Fidelity Fund Manager, I handle
all our Investor's Direct Capital Funds and secretly extracted 1.2% Excess
Maximum Return Capital Profit (EMRCP) per annum on each of the Investor's
Marginal Capital Fund.As an expert,I have made over £45, 745,000, 00 from
the Investor's EMRCP and hereby looking for someone to trust who will stand
as an Investor to receive the fund as Annual Investment Proceeds from
Fidelity Marginal Capital Fund.
All confirmable documents back up the claims will be
made available to you prior to your acceptance.Meanwhile,I have worked out
the modalities and technincalities whereby the funds can be claimed in any
of our 6 Clearing Houses without anyhitches.Our sharing ratio will be 50-50.
If you are interested,you should send your direct phone number so we could
discuss more on phone as regard the transaction, N:B; Do not contact my
office number or email, all correspondence must be on this private box.