This email with the subject "From Mr. Van Riebeeck." was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Sun, 30 Nov 2008 19:21:49 -0800 and has been classified as a Generic Scam.
The sender was "Riebeeck"<firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
Dear Friend, I tried to contact you few minutes ago but to no avail, it appears your listed contact number is not active. I got your contacts from the trade department of your country's Consular office here in London. I know this is an unconventional way of introducing a business, but if you can take your time to read my letter carefully, you will understand the necessity for my action. I am Van Riebeeck, a UK citizen by naturalization. I have a profiling amount in the value of $10.7M (Ten Million, Seven Hundred Thousand United States Dollars) which I seek your partnership in accommodating for investment purposes with you. SOURCE OF FUND: The payment documents of the above funds in question was handed over to me to be used in payment of an American oil merchant for his last oil deal with my boss Mikhail Khodorkovsky’s Yukos Oil Company Russian. Already the funds have been deposited with a Canadian bank (undisclosed for now), where the final crediting is expected to be carried out. While I was on the process, My Boss got arrested for his involvement on political financing and opposing the government of Vladimir Puti. You can catch more of the story on this link (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mikhail_Khodorkovsky) and possibly contact me urgently for arrangement to transfer the amount to you. The American oil merchant and his family was among the victims of Hurricane Katrina. I will detail you on the issue once I have your response but be rest assured that your government in United Kingdom are aware of this matter and advice me your contact for investment of this fund jointly with you . Thanks for your attention. Regards, Van Riebeeck. Note: Please all messages should be forwarded to my private e-mail at (email@example.com)