How about this interesting investor for your business?
|I have more than 10 billion USD commited for Real Estate Projects and 5 Billion USD committed for Renewable Projects we are looking at a mix of start up and late stage projects||44 comments »|
Started by Dilip Chawla
The entity by the name of Dilip Chawla is promoting this idea in several LinkedIn groups. Well, some of the top Silicon Valley VCs is having $500 Million under management, and Silicon Valley VCs account to about 30% of all venture investment in the US. But our Mr Chawla has apparently 10 BILLION for real estate alone. Now once you read this you think – don't waste my time. But the phenomenon of getting lots of money quickly no matter how ridiculous the offer is – is moving from little classifieds into the social web.
But here – unlike in the old paper world where nobody knows if such an offer is actually taking serious – we can see it. 44 comments indicate – "I'm interested, here is my email, please contact me".
Now – later on, others chimed in and ended the the story with an alert "THIS IS A FRAUD". But you won't believe it people continue to get back and ask for getting in touch.
The other amazing thing about this case is the fact that this post is up since a month now and it seems nobody cares. Neither LinkedIn nor the group owner.
I have no flaming idea why that is. I have just no clue why people despite the fraud warning still ask to get in touch. It can't be stupidity. But I'm interested what you think it is.
It appears this is not an exception. There are several criminals roaming LinkedIn with similar patterns. One were asked to pay $10,000 into escrow in order to receive a $1 Million investment. Reportedly people paid to those "investors" without ever hearing anything back.
Neither LinkedIn nor group owner or managers react in any way or shape. Some of the posts are over two month old – yet zero action from LinkedIn or group owners.