Good day,Please excuse my ignorance on t...

Asked by bBeven on 05-05-2020 10:46:26
Question posted in the General Law category relating to Western Cape
Question value: R 0.00

Good day,

Please excuse my ignorance on the topic, but that was the reason I came here.

I was approached by a possible investor on LinkedIn and I submitted my pitch deck yesterday to him essentially asking for a $50,000.00 investment.

The gentlemen replied to my email over 1 million USD as an investment. Now as inviting as that may sound, it does bring up some concerns as I'm unclear about the correct process of how these things should go!I did do some due diligence on the company and from what I can gather they do a checkout with plenty of online information about them. the investor I'm speaking to is listed on the company LinkedIn page as CEO and they have 421 employees also linked to the same business page.My concern is, he is asking me for personal information in the form of a certified copy of my ID, company profile and certificates. Company Bank Confirmation letter and Proof of resident in order for us to proceed with the business and Disbursement of Funds.Besides for the LinkedIn chat and the email correspondence, we have no real anything to say this was the deal and to be honest I'm worried this might be an attempt to identify theft.

What should I do next? 

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