The Scamdex Scam Email Archive - Advance Fee Fraud/419 o

Subject:  Need Your Response,
From:  "Mikhail"<>
Date:  Fri, 27 Jun 2008 16:08:41 -0400

A Scam Email with the Subject "Need Your Response," was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Fri, 27 Jun 2008 16:08:41 -0400 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam. The sender was "Mikhail"<>, although it may have been spoofed.

Greetings, I know this letter will come to you as a surprise but this letter is borne out of my desire to establish this mutual business relationship with you. Iam Mikhail Borisovich Khodorkovsky, former head of Yukos Oil Company and a strong political activist in Russia. Iwas detained unjustly ever since, awaiting conclusion of trial on embezzlement and tax evasion charges. Recently I was moved to pre-trial remand centre, in the Siberian city of Chita, four thousand miles east of Moscow. Where I'm sending you this mail base on a special arrangement. I don't know to what extent you are familiar with European news. Before my predicament I legally deposited twenty two million united state dollars with a finance security company abroad. The money was procured from my last oil deal in Saudi Arabia. I'm in a desperate situation and need your immediate assistance .I can稚 hold back any longer. I have therefore resorted to take my fate in my hand. All my assets has been broken up and sold in a series of dubious auctions. I知 seeking your honest and sincere participation, as a foreign business partner to retrieve and invest these funds for me in your country for future benefit. Pending when I we be release, even if I have to share it on a 30-70 basis with you. Please understand that this is a desperate situation that needs your urgent attention. To trust a complete stranger, but trusting you is far better than people around me because they are all behind my down fall. I知 ready to give you my trust if you are truly honest with me. Please do not discuss this matter with a third party as it's highly confidential, any leakage of this information will be too bad for me. I will advise we maintain our correspondence through the email for my security and safety of the funds. Immediately upon your response indicating your willingness to assist me. I shall furnish you with more details. While awaiting your early response,thank you in anticipation of your most valued assistance if you think it is worth giving some thought , do let me know. Sincerely Mikhail B.Khodorkovsky