Scam Emails Archive : Generic

Subject: †No Subject†

From: Robert Erickson <>

This email with the subject "†No Subject†" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Sat, 07 Aug 2010 08:46:18 -0700 and has been classified as a Generic Scam.

The sender was Robert Erickson <>, although it may have been spoofed.




I would appreciate if you can help me in this transaction without any misappropriation. I will need us to do this business deal clean and fast without it attracting a third party (apart from the attorney who will be handling the documentation) until we are through with the transaction and we meet for the percentage sharing. All this ought not to take more than a week pending on your swift response okay?

I am the Personal Assistant to Mr. Mikhail Khodorkovsky and am seeking your partnership in re-profiling US$25Million United States Dollars.  US$20Million was on FIXED DEPOSITE with the Bank for five (5) years after which it yielded up to US$5Million and some fraction which in total will amount to US$25, 250, 000 (Twenty Five Million, Two Hundred and Fifty Thousand United States Dollars).  I have the Bank’s Deposit agreement form of my boss in which I was a witness. Before the fund was deposited, my boss has long given me Power of Attorney to carry out financial dealings on his behalf and that of the company before he was arrested for his involvement in politics especially financing the leading and opposing political parties. I have been contacted by the that the fund has matured and ready for profiling. Your role is to stand as the beneficiary of the quoted sum and with the Power of Attorney, I will arrange for the documentation at my expense which will enable transfer of the sum to you. You will be rewarded with 30% for your partnership; 5% has been mapped out for any expenses that might be incurred during the transaction while 15% will be spent on taxes in your country.

However, before I am able to give out more information regarding this transaction, I would need to know the following:

(1) Full (legal) name:

(2) Have you handled large funds, and successfully?

(3) Can you be entrusted with large fund without any misappropriation?

(4) Can you keep this transaction to yourself till its completion?

Answers to the above questions will be kept very confidential hence the need for you to answer the questions in honesty, and let me know I am comfortable with you.

I want to re-assure you that this transaction is 100% legal hence risk free. All you need do is follow my directives. Your acting swiftly will go a long way in completing this transaction as estimated.

In my next mail to you, I shall send to you my Identity Card, Copy of the Power of Attorney to act on Mr Mikhail Khodorkovsky's behalf and the Bank’s deposit agreement of my boss.

Please write back promptly to my personal email address