Diyarbakır mayor of Kurdish origin sees through Obama scam
Doğan News Agency
The scammers told Baydemir that the Obama re-election campaign “would like to see support and contributions from our friends and allies during [the run-up to the election].”
The letter displayed an official White House letterhead and asked for the fiscal transaction to be “kept absolutely sensitive and confidential” and requested that Baydemir deposit money in a Garanti bank account.
The scam letter also noted the mayor’s Kurdish origins, saying, “[I am] looking forward to working with your government and all Kurdish people to build a better life.”
Baydemir, unfazed by the scam attempt, sent a reply to the “president,” kindly refusing the transaction and inviting him for dinner at his favorite local restaurant, referring to Obama's preferrence for local food when meeting with world leaders.
The letter scammers sent to Baydemir. DHA photo
Baydemir's response to the letter. DHA photo