Ghassan Ari Cohen (aka Ghassan Fakhruddin aka Ghassan Hadi Fakhrulddin aka Ghassn H. Fakhrulddin aka Ghassan A. Fakhirdin aka Ghassan Alfalhruddin) requested some help him to set up some businesses. He stated that all his money was in Hong Kong, Middle East and Korea banks, that he was in business and owned Al Ghassan Investments and part of Pierre Ltd. and Kavod Ltd. and other businesses.He, and others, presented bank wire information and confirmed that wires were in transit to pay for expenses and business operations. He asked me to advance money for expenses with the representation of receiving the wired money for reimbursement. As time progressed, he stated there were various issues with the wires so they were replaced with others. He has confirmed the debt and the amount several times. An associate who also confirmed that wired money was on its way, has now confirmed misrepresenting the truth.Since I had been in his presence during times when he was on the phone with other business associates confirming their involvement, I believed them, but there was a scam unfolding.Since then, Ghassan told me that he was part of another super large deal and I would be part of it and he would return my money from various other sources. He maintained constant contact so I would continue to believe him. As time went on, there continued several promises to pay, but now there is silence. He has not responded to any contact.I have now contacted some of the people he said he was in business with and now they tell similar stories and that they went along with him because he promised them money.I have now found out he was previously sued in the US for racketeering (with others, which was dismissed when they could not serve him) and was arrested for felony defraud innkeeper and grand theft in Florida (under the name Ghassan Hadi Fakhrulddin (can google for mugshot)), as well as all the alias’ above and there could be more. If I had known the above, obviously I wouldn’t have proceeded.He meets the very definition of scammer: a person who swindles you by means of deception or fraud. Be aware.