This email with the subject "GOOD DAY TO YOU!!" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Sun, 01 Jun 2008 19:47:48 -0700 and has been classified as a Generic Scam.
The sender was "STEVEN THEEDE" <email@example.com>, although it may have been spoofed.
GOOD DAY TO YOU!! FROM STEVEN THEEDE THE CHIEF EXECUTIVE OF YUKOS CEO: YUKOS OIL (Russian Largest Oil Company). RUSSIA . Dear Friend, I got your contact address after my extensive search via your country white pages for a God-fearing and trust-worthy person to bestow this transaction which is the only hope of survival . When i got your address, I prayed and meditated fervently over it and i committed it into the hands of God that you should be the rightful person to help me . Permit me to seek your attention in so informal a manner. I am STEVEN THEEDE, the chief executive of Yukos to MIKHAIL KHODORKOVSKY, the richest man in Russia , Chairman CEO: YUKOS OIL (Russian Largest Oil Company).I seek your partnership in an urgent financial business of US$18 Million. . My Boss MIKHAIL KHODORKOVSKY was arrested in October 2003 for his involvement in politics and the financing of opposing political parties which posed a treat to President Vladimir Putin's second tenure in 2004 as Russian president. You can read more of this on the web sites below: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/business/3213505.stm http://www.infoplease.com/ipa/A0920791.html http://www.khodorkovskytrial.com The Russian Government had already concluded plans to freeze all corporate and personal accounts in the name of Mikhail Khodorkovsky. However, in other to boost the investor confidence in the Russian Economy , We decided to approve the payment of millions of Dollars to all YUKOS OIL Contractors and Suppliers. The Fund US$18M involved was approved by the Russian Authorities as part of payments to the various YUKOS OIL contractors/suppliers to prevent them from loosing the money they invested in the numerous contracts they executed for YUKOS OIL. In my position as the chief executive of YUKOS OIL before I resigned on July 21, 2006, I raised a memo stating that YUKOS OIL owed US$18M to a foreign contractor and the Russian Authority have approved this amount for payment. Actually, we have paid all our contractors both local and foreign because they agitated for their payment when they heard that my boss was arrested. I now seek your consent to present you or your company as one of the contractors we owe so that you can stand as the beneficiary of the above sum. I will furnish you with the necessary documents, which the payee bank will need to transfer the sum to your nominated account. I have decided to use part of this sum to relocate my family out of Russia due to the present insecurity we face. I cannot lay direct claims to this payment, as i need to present a foreign person or company to stand as the beneficiary. This business is safe and we will be willing to reward you with 30% of the total sum for your partnership. As soon as I get your willingness to assist i will provide more details. Please contact me immediately via my private secured email stated below giving your direct contact telephone and fax numbers. Sincerely, Steven Theede spurat :- firstname.lastname@example.org http://www.highbeam.com/doc/1P1-126555024.html